Wharf One: for adult AND kid fun!
Located at the Figtree Playground, which is directly opposite the Casino on the waterfront and just up from the Cruise Ship terminal is one of Cairns’ newest cafés.
Run by Caroline and Will who are both parents, this café has been well thought out and is a mecca for families!
As it is located on Trinity Inlet- the views are spectacular and my boys absolutely loved watching the boats going past. The kids menu for breakfast was sensational and from $3 it is so affordable – when you get the bill you will think they have missed an item.
The children’s menu includes boiled egg and soldiers, toast with spreads, organic baked beans jaffle, ham and cheese toasties, or a fruit platter with organic yoghurt. They also have babycino’s for just 50 cents and milkshakes and banana smoothies which can be made lactose free. Once the kids decided what they wanted to eat, which was the Ham and Cheese Toastie and Baked Beans Toastie and a chocolate milkshake – they were off to play!
The café is waterfront with clear unobstructed views so parents with toddlers will still need to be mindful, as in most places. It’s a fantastic spot to bring scooters, however the kids will gravitate to the Figtree playground – an amazingly designed playground that seems to strike a chord with kids of all ages (and adults too!) This gorgeous playground provides a natural setting which partners perfectly with the café.
For adults the breakfast menu is sensational. With items from $4-$14 you will find some great options like Wood Fired toast with spreads, Eggs Benedict with Ham, Tropical Fruit Plate with honey crusted nuts, lime and yoghurt, and lots more. I had the Smashed Avocado with Misty Mountain Quark and lime on ciabatta bread and added an egg and Plantin Rosti. Trent had Poached eggs with local cane cured salmon. We were very happy with our choices and as a family that normally doesn’t dine out much due to being very fussy on the quality of food we eat and our youngest son Sean being lactose intolerant, we usually eat at home. But now that there is an affordable place with quality food using local produce, and the fact that I can take Sean for a milkshake – that is going to change!
Wharf One also has a great lunch menu and caters for functions on or off premises. They are hoping to get a liquor license soon and will start doing dinners. Their coffee is amazing and is Madella Coffee from Mourilyan. Trent consumed three of them and even got another for the road!
All in all, I can highly recommend Wharf One for breakfast, lunch or a morning or afternoon catch up with friends. We really enjoyed the food and location and can’t wait to go back.