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Top Choice Cafe in Palm Cove

Chill Cafe

The primo position on the corner of the waterfront Esplanade, combined with fun, friendly and attentive service, sexy tunes and a huge airy deck are all great reasons to try the oversized, tasty treats (think fish t…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Palm Cove


The most beautiful-looking restaurant on the Esplanade is also one of the finest. Menus (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are inventive and well-executed using fresh local ingredients, service is second to none, and the…
Top Choice Seafood in Palm Cove

Beach Almond

The rustic, ramshackle, beach-house-on-sticks exterior belies the exceptional fine-dining experience that awaits within. Black-pepper prawns, Singaporean mud crab and banana-leaf barramundi are among the fragrant in…
Modern Australian in Palm Cove

Nu Nu

Trendy Nu Nu uses fresh local produce to create Mod Oz masterpieces including poached prawns with candied bacon, apple, seed crumb and endive, and the stupendous wok-fried mud crab with sweet pork, chilli tamarind, …
Bar in Palm Cove

Apres Beach Bar & Grill

The most happening place in Palm Cove, with a zany interior of old motorcycles, racing cars, and a biplane hanging from the ceiling, plus regular live music. Big on steaks of all sorts, too.
Cafe in Palm Cove

Deli Adrift

Friendly service and a relaxed, casual vibe make this a great little spot for coffee, breakfast or flavoursome, freshly made sandwiches. Devour on site or take to the beach for a picnic.
Bar in Palm Cove

Palm Cove Tavern

Bustling bar with sports on the TV, outdoor seating and lunch specials. It runs a regular courtesy bus between Palm Cove and the other northern beaches as far north as Ellis.
North Indian in Palm Cove

Maharajas Palm Cove

For something a little different in seafood-centric Palm Cove, give this authentic little place a try. It's cosy and casual, but the northern Indian dishes are first-class.
Greek in Palm Cove

El Grecko

Souvlaki, spanakopita and moussaka are among the staples at this lively taverna. Good meze platters; belly dancing and plate-smashing on Friday and Saturday nights.
Bar in Palm Cove

Surf Club Palm Cove

This local hang-out is great for a drink in the sunny garden bar, bargain-priced seafood and decent kids' meals.