5 of the Best Coffee hubs in Cairns

13/03/2018 – Sophia Roche

Coffee is a necessity while on holiday. Wait. Scrap that – coffee is a necessity every day!

We know the disappointing feeling of not finding the perfect coffee while on holiday, so we’ll let you know the sweet spots for getting your morning fix.  

Here’s a list of the best coffee shops in Cairns to keep you sane during your much-needed break.


5/72-74 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870
It’s got vibe, excellent coffee, delicious food (sourced locally), local art hanging on their walls and warm and friendly service. What more could you want?

Barista Sista 
Rusty's Markets Sheridan St, Cairns City QLD 4870
Open Friday to Sunday, Barista Sista’s can be found at Rusty’s Market. Don’t let their wagon stand fool you – these’ Sista’s seriously make some of the best coffee in Cairns. Double shots are standard, triple shots? That’s easy done too.

Paradiso Cafe
96 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870
Deliciously brewed organic coffee sourced from Byron Bay (that’s Aussie for quality). This perfect little spot is great for a quick coffee or lunch at the Centre of Contemporary Arts.

Silk Caffe 
Sheridan St, Cairns City QLD 4870
This elegant corner café is where the locals, and busy professionals go. It’s set up like an Italian espresso bar where you can get quick and friendly service, nice breakfast, lunch and snack options, but most importantly – amazing coffee!


Cruze Coffee  
105 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870
Truly a coffee lover’s love affair. From over 25 different coffee beans to choose from, these beans are grounded fresh and made to your preference. “A coffee you can’t refuse” is this business’ motto, and they’re strictly about coffee.