Best Eggs Benedict in Cairns, Botanical Garden’s Restaurant and Cafe

It’s a big call but I have consistently said that the Botanical Garden’s Restaurant and Cafe have the Best Eggs Benedict in Cairns!  The eggs are perfectly poached (not too runny, not too hard), the bread is fresh, there is just the right amount of hollandaise sauce with just the right hint of lime and the Salmon Eggs Benedict has capers are sprinkled over the top.  What is a salmon eggs benedict without capers huh?   YUM!  But seriously, it is seriously good Eggs Benedict right in the heart of the Botanical Garden’s.

Tasmanian Smoked Salmon Benedict with Baby Capers (AU$17.90)

A bonus for the coffee lovers is the so-called ‘Fish bowl’ of coffee that is also available here at the Botanical Garden’s Restaurant and Cafe.  MS and I actually thought the waitress was kidding when she said fish bowl but on being bought our cappucino’s we realised that she was indeed telling the truth.  The fish bowl is a bowl, not a cup as there are no handles, of pure unadulterated coffee for only $6 and finishing it is no mean feat!

Cappucino in a ‘fish bowl’ AU$6

Botanical Garden’s Restaurant and Cafe

Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Ph: 4053 7087

Open: Daily 7am – 4.30pm


Posted on September 4, 2011, in Cairns and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Generally I don\\\’t read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very compelled me to try and do it!

  2. loved reading your blog, thanks for a fresh honest voice on the somewhat lacklustre local scene as it can be unfortunately! I reckon you should try this place again, its gone to the pack, such a shame I have dined there for a good 8yrs and now I steer clear. The lovely front area was just a pile of dust, stacked tables and leaves when i was there last, service was slow and food portions changed. The Eggs bennie hollandaise isn’t what it used to be either. After many second tries, I wont be back, such a waste! Not even the coffee could save it!

    • Hi Mick 🙂 I have actually read some really bad things about the Botanical Gardens and how downhill it’s gone! How disappointing. I think I will have to retract my statement about it having the Best Eggs Benedict in Cairns and put a call out for a new restaurant to reign. Any ideas?

  3. Great idea. I am on the lookout,although I don’t get to go out for breakfast much these days, but I will do anything for a good eggs benedict! Ill keep an eye and taste buds on the lookout, hopefully someone else has some ideas?
    I will say my current favourite lunch is the Tolga Woodworks, uncomplicated, simple and my ploughmans was all local fare, including the leg ham, wood fired bread and home made relish.
    I am in complete agreeance with you on local products ESPECIALLY seafood.
    Love your blog!

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