During my adventure in Australia, I haven’t seen much of this huge continent. I’ve stayed five months in Melbourne for work. After traveling for four months in Asia, I wasn’t really into moving around in Australia. Some say it’s a pity, but I took everything out of the time I was in Australia. Because I was doing what I needed to do. But I feel lucky that my ex-colleague and friend Dor moved from Melbourne to Cairns and I had the time to give him a short visit. Cairns is such a cute, spiritual and warm town with not so many, but just enough cafés to visit. I’ve been to three of them.
I didn’t added this spot to my to-visit-list, because there was nothing to find about Envy Espresso. Not yet! Because it recently opened. And guess what? You find this café next to one of the best hostels to stay in Cairn: Bounce Cairns. So I’ve been twice to Envy. Not only because it was just next to the hostel, but mostly because of the amazing coffee and super friendly service by the owner and Barista. The owner is in the coffee industry for over twelve years and moved from Melbourne to Cairns and now has his own café here in Cairns.
Sing Sing Espresso
Again I did not found this café before. I came across this little coffeeshop located in a small alley in a funny way. I was pacticing yoga at Core Life Yoga and while I was on the mat I heard café noises. The handle going in the espresso machine, coffee cups clinking and the sound of a ginder. I could only think about coffee, so I told myself after this class I can check out the café and have a coffee. And that’s how I found Sing Sing Espresso. Unfortunately I just looked up the address and see that Richard, the owner, decided to close the doors since the end of August. So nice info and photos, but you can’t visit. Sorry guys, but I still wanted to mention this place.
I spotted The Chambers on Instagram before visiting Cairns. This café/restaurant is one of the most beautiful places I spotted in Cairns. I love the interior. Coffee was good, but the food was a bit disappointing, especially for that price. My tip, go to the coffee corner in the back of the place. Sip a coffee, eat a cake, talk with the friendly Barista and that’s it. That’s what I did the first time I visit The Chambers.