When you are planning a road trip from Cairns, you need to be prepared. Do you have your bags packed with everything you need? Check. Does the vehicle have enough fuel? Check.

However, if you have been worrying about your gear and getting the right vehicle, you could totally forget about fuelling your own body for the impending trip.

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, before you drive out of Cairns, be sure to pop into one of the many restaurants that can whip you up a great meal.

Cruze Coffee – 105 Grafton Street

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Sep 13, 2016 at 5:18am PDT

Can’t operate in the morning without your coffee? Us too, so why not venture to Cruze Coffee for a cup (or two) of the rich stuff!

Cruze Coffee specialises in, yes, you guessed it – coffee. Wake up with blends from as far away as Guatemala, Brazil and Uganda and enjoy every sip of this unique experience. Even if coffee doesn’t spark your taste buds, simply visiting the store and seeing all the different blends set out is impressive.

Too much choice? Purchase a few different beans to take home with you!

Bagus Cafe – 149 The Esplanade

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Apr 25, 2016 at 8:01pm PDT

Seeking a spicier start to your breakfast in Cairns? If so, venture down to Bagus Cafe, an Indonesian cuisine restaurant, where the must-try item on the menu is a breakfast burrito.

Mexico and Indonesia may be thousands of kilometres apart, but the burrito ticks all the taste boxes. Filled with smoked beef, cheese, egg and optional hash brown or jalapenos, this burrito will spark you up for the rest of the day.

If you are not ready for jalapenos in the morning, Bagus Cafe also offers delicious pancakes, omelettes and the full English.

Caffiend – 78 Grafton Street

As Cairns is in the heart of tropical North Queensland, the region is blessed with warm temperatures and ideal produce growing conditions. This means that cafes and restaurants in Cairns can use fresh locally sourced seasonal ingredients to wake up your taste buds.

At Caffiend, this is exactly the philosophy, delivering in both the taste and ethical departments. For example, its morning glory dish is served with two poached eggs, locally produced bacon and fresh Queensland vegetables.

If that is not your style, perhaps try the chilli eggs with free-range eggs and house-made chilli jam. While breakfast might be all about the eggs and bacon, this doesn’t mean it has to be boring – drive to Caffiend and find out for yourself!

JaffleHead – 39 Lake Street

Here is a fun fact for you – jaffle is the Australian word for toasted sandwich. Now, if you are thinking that toasted sandwiches are best served at lunchtime, you haven’t been to JaffleHead.

Definitely head down to JaffleHead with an empty stomach because you are in for a real treat for breakfast here. We are talking pulled pork and apple, baked beans, Vegemite, egg and bacon – it’s hard to name something that doesn’t feature in a jaffle at this Cairns hot spot.

The various homemade juices are also excellent as a refreshing end to your breakfast. If you don’t finish your jaffle, you could always save it as a snack on your road trip.

With a full tummy, where should you head next in North Queensland? Reach out to the team at East Coast Car Rentals to find out!