Petit Cafe, Cairns

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Have you ever wanted to try somewhere new to eat out and then arrive there only to take one look at the menu and walk out again?  Well that happened to my mum and I yesterday.  Unfortunately for you I’m not going to divulge any more the details or give you the name of the place I am referring to because I didn’t try their food and it might just be amazing, it was just the menu didn’t really float my boat.  Lucky for me, due to my incessant hourly scrolling through Instagram I already had a backup so mum and I jumped in the car and headed straight there.

My backup lunch destination was the newly opened (as of yesterday in fact) Petit Café on Lake Street.  Directly across the road from Woolworths mum and I were both blown away when we entered the schmick Sydney-esque interior with soft blue walls, IKEA type retro furniture and mirror like polished floors (although much to mums dismay no communal table).

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The whole place is very ‘not Cairns’ in a very good way!  The Petit Café on Lake Street is the second such branch of it’s kind in FNQ with the first one being the ever so popular (so I have heard anyway) shop in Kuranda.

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Mum and I took up a table for two in the middle of the floor and had a look over their extensive menus with a page each for Traditional Crepes, Gourmet Crepes and of course Sweet Crepes. With over 30 different types of crepes on the menu it was quite a difficult choice for both of us, even mum who is still – despite my initial thoughts that she would barely last 2 weeks – a vegetarian.  Sorry mum!

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She chose a Traditional Crepe with Creamy Goats Cheese, Homemade Onion Jam, Toasted Almonds, Cherry Tomatoes, Cheese and Spinach while after a tough choice I ended up choosing a Gourmet Crepe with Medium Rare Roast Beef, Homemade Tartar Sauce, Egg, Cherry Tomatoes, Cheese, Cornichons and Baby Spinach. Initially I did think that the prices were a little high – a couple of the Gourmet Crepes are around the $23 mark I instantly changed my mind when I saw the sheer size of the things and the generous toppings.

Mum’s Traditional Crepe came out pizza style whilst mine was folded up a little like a calzone. I’m going to try and keep this short and sweet because there’s not a whole lot that needs to be said other than both of our crepes were absolutely delicious. Mum thought her crepe had a few too many almonds on it but I tasted it and disagreed with her.

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Traditional Crepe with Creamy Goats Cheese, Homemade Onion Jam, Toasted Almonds, Cherry Tomatoes, Cheese and Spinach

My egg was runny and the homemade tartar sauce along with the cornichons gave my Gourmet Crepe a lovely zing! It was so big that I was in fact full for the rest of the afternoon but I am looking forward to my next visit to try the Kangaroo Prosciutto Crepe and of a course one of their amazing sounding Sweet Crepes – and yes of course they have Nutella Crepes for those of you that were wondering!

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Gourmet Crepe with Medium Rare Roast Beef, Homemade Tartar Sauce, Egg, Cherry Tomatoes, Cheese, Cornichons and Baby Spinach

Mmmm runny egg

Mmmm runny egg

Attentive service, knockout decor, beautiful fresh ingredients and crepes made with love I have absolutely no doubt that  it’s going to be on for young and old at the newly opened Petit Café.

Petit Café

Lake St, Cairns

Opening Hours: 7 days 7.30am – 3.30pm

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Posted on March 27, 2015, in Cairns and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Adella Edwards

    I am drooling, I love the shop in the old Kuranda Market. We would go for the crepes and wander the interesting little shops, what a great morning out! Now I can do Rusty’s Market and then get a crepe. But how to choose?

  2. Perfect egg! Haven’t been to the Kuranda place but remember reading somewhere that they wanted to open a shop in Cairns. Now I’m dreaming of a weekend eggs benny crepe with black pudding crumb. Is that a thing? It should be a thing.

    P.S Sorry to hear about your mum going to the veg side. Hopefully she’ll see the error of her ways soon. 😉

    • Hahaha I’m sure you could make a suggestion to the Petit Cafe. Maybe your black pudding crepe is something they could run with. I certainly think you might be onto something! As for mum, well I am hoping so too. It’s something she threatened us with for years and we never thought she would follow through with it but turns out she did. She does give up wine a couple of times a year and they never lasts for long so if that’s not a sign I don’t know what is 😉

  3. Congrats to your mum. Vege/vegan is the future.

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