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Meet your friendly Botanic Gardens Restaurant/Cafe Team - We see it as our mission to ensure that your visit to the Botanic Gardens is memorable... and satisfying!

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Restaurant & Catering Queensland’s Awards for Excellence
  • Finalist, Coffee Shop/Cafe Restaurant – 2004
  • Winner, Best Cafe/Coffee Shop Restaurant – 2005
  • Finalist, Best Cafe Restaurant – 2007
Media Awards
  • Best Breaky Award, Cairns Eye – 2007
  • Best Breaky Award, Hot FM – 2007
  • Best Scone, Cairns Post 2007
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The team at Botanic Cafe



The Botanic Gardens Restaurant/Cafe is nestled in the shadow of the Mount Whitfield National Park and contains a myriad of ancient plant life and a number of popular walks and hikes.

The popular Red Arrow and Blue Arrow walks up Mt Whitfield are only 200m from the cafe and any day of the week you can join the locals and tourists alike who are either looking to keep fit, take in the beautiful sights... or both!

The top of the Red Arrow gives an amazing bird's eye view of Cairns and the walk is just enough to stir the metabolism in time for Eggs Benedict... do the walk and reward yourself!

In recent time, the botanic precinct on Collins Avenue has undergone significant changes to make it more accessible and to add to its magnificent ambience. While initially disruptive, the changes have been magnificent for the area and makes Collins Avenue and the Botanic Gardens truly a destination unto itself.