Blackbird Espresso by Coffee NQ

Grab a coffee in this quirky cafe, Blackbird Espresso by Coffee NQ - Cairns
Grab a coffee in this quirky cafe, Blackbird Espresso by Coffee NQ – Cairns

Blackbird Espresso by Coffee NQ is not yet a year old and in their short time operating they’ve skyrocketed to become a Cairns local favourite. Serving up some of the freshest coffee, their beans are roasted in Queensland and delivered weekly to ensure the most aromatic blend. Step into the rustic café and you’ll be delighted with their range of coffee blends to choose from. Whether you’re after a single origin bean or a delicious fusion of flavours, Blackbird Espresso by Coffee NQ serves up your favourite bean options in their cafe. If you find one you love, you can even buy yourself a bag to take home and try your hand at making your own barista coffee. The best part about this cafe is that if you’re not after a traditional espresso or flat white, you can ask for a filtered coffee for extra hit of caffeine with a smooth flavour. Don’t miss out on trying the incredible Blackbird Espresso by Coffee NQ tucked for a strong, smooth coffee while in Cairns.
Where: 62 Grafton Street, Cairns QLD 4870
Coffee Bean Estate

Their own roasting machine, Coffee Bean Estate - Cairns
Their own roasting machine, Coffee Bean Estate – Cairns

A great place to grab lunch alongside a fresh coffee is Coffee Bean Estate on the pier in Cairns. This waterfront location roasts its own beans and prides itself on a consistent cup of coffee. Run down here and order one of their fresh toasted pockets of chicken, baby spinach, capsicum and cheese for a delicious lunch alongside your favourite brew. If you’re after something more filling, they also serve up delicious burgers and pizzas from lunch onwards. Their special five-nation blend of coffee beans is imported and roasted onsite so you know that the coffee in your cup will still have its natural oils and aromas that come with a fresh coffee bean. Don’t miss out on this café for an incredible coffee that can be enjoyed on a comfortable couch on the balcony with some fresh air. This is the perfect pick me up if you need a smooth coffee to wake you up this week. The hardworking team serve up their coffee between 7am and 7pm every day during the week.
Where: 2 Pier Point Road, Cairns QLD 4870
Coast Roast Coffee
Fresh crema, Coast Roast Coffee - Cairns
Fresh crema, Coast Roast Coffee – Cairns

The friendly team at Coast Roast Coffee aim to serve up coffee that will make your day better. If you need a coffee fix that isn’t stale, the ownsers at Coast Roast Coffee sources their beans from Queensland by an award-winning coffee roaster. You’re sure to be impressed by their smooth blend of coffee with a consistent amount of creamy crema for a well-rounded flavour. Alongside your piccolo you may even be tempted to try some of their naughty sweet treats such as an almond croissant or decadent brownie to really make your day better. Located on The Esplanade, you can let the ocean breeze relax you as you indulge in your delicious coffee made by experienced baristas. This is the perfect place to pop into if you’re up bright and early any day of the week, opening at 6am between Monday and Saturday, and 6.30am on a Sunday morning.
Where: 7 Esplanade, Cairns QLD 4870
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