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Emulating the sights and tastes of Asia, Paper Crane offers a dining experience in Cairns like no other.

Taking advantage of tropical Queensland’s fresh produce, the modern Asian menu instantly transports you to the bustling streets of Asia.

Aromatic Asian flavours are accented throughout the dishes, from the zingy ginger, chilli and shallot mud crab to the sumptuously sweet pandan sugar and coconut pancakes. Say no more!

The theatre of the kitchen extends to the dining room where whole crustaceans and large cuts are shared and presented tableside.

Thirsty? There are plenty of drinks to keep you hydrated, with wines from all around the globe and a well-rounded collection of beers and ciders. The signature cocktails don’t hurt either.

Neutral tones and raw surfaces are bolstered by strong design details, cementing this uber-cool eatery as a foodie’s nirvana.

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Delicious food and excellent service!
Food was delicious, ample of choices (including vegetarian dishes) on the menu, service was excellent! We also enjoyed the ambiance sitting outdoor with the breeze and live music, all in all a great dining experience, would recommend to friends.

Maggie, TripAdvisor

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Ground Floor, 131-141 Esplanade, Cairns QLD


Breakfast daily from 7:00am - 10:30am

Poolside lunch menu daily from 11:30am - 2:30pm.

Bar service daily from 10:00am - late.

Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Sunday Snack menu: 3pm - 6pm

We're cash-free

Did you know the average banknote has traces of 26,000 bacteria? As part of our Mindfully Safe heightened hygiene measures, please note we no longer accept cash as payment. Debit and all major credit cards remain very welcome.

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+61 7 4252 7774

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Paper Crane 131 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia 0.03

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