Cafe Review – Jack & Shanan’s, Palm Cove Australia

We’ve owed Jack & Shanan’s a revisit since our last, which was 3 or 4 years ago. We covered it in our Palm Cove Coffee & Breakfast Guide and straight after this post I’ll be going over to update what was already a decent review to real good one… possibly the best breakfast we’ve had in Palm Cove in a long while with a better than average coffee to back it up… and then there’s the view.

Cafe Review – Jack & Shanan’s, Palm Cove Australia

We’ve been visiting Chill Cafe next door for around 2 years. The consistent coffee and the perch overlooking the beach is the draw (and the staff… and the food). So pulling us away from there usually involves some screaming and kicking. And guess what? There was lots of screaming and kicking… of kids that is. Arriving at Chill Cafe after 10am was never going to work, especially in the height of school holidays, enter Jack & Shanan’s.

I went for the Creamy Garlic Mushrooms and Poached Eggs, Cheryl dove into a Strawberry Crepe which looked so pretty it almost seemed a shame to touch it. I’ll let the images speak for themselves… and yes it was as good as it looks. Coffee was exceptional as well, will definately be back so hopefully the brew stands up again as it’s a great alternative to the usually jammed Chill Cafe. There’s plenty of seating, quite a few tables right on the promenade with ocean views.

Jack & Shanan’s Cafe Information


41 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove QLD 4879

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 6:30am – 10pm, 7 Days.

*If you fancy some options on your trip up to Port Douglas try our post Cairns to Port Douglas, of course there’s lots of breaky options up there as well but are you going to find them?… Port Douglas – Coffee & Breakfast Guide. Then there’s that mind boggling challenge of deciding how to tackle the Great Barrier Reef, yep… we’ve done the work for you Great Barrier Reef: A Guide To Port Douglas Reef Tours.
  • Coffee 80% 80%
  • Food 95% 95%
  • Service 100% 100%
  • Position & View 90% 90%
  • Seating Comfort & Availability 90% 90%
  • Chance of having a peaceful coffee/breakfast 60% 60%
  • $ – Value & Relative to Competitors 70% 70%

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