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Shop 4B, 41-47 Williams Esplanade,
Palm Cove QLD

Licensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants
Restaurant & Gelateria

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breakfast with a view

Enjoyed a lazy saturday breakfast at Jack and shanans. We were attracted here by the number of patrons. The prices were reasonable and the food was lovely. We were greeted promptly and politely by the wait staff and had a choice of seating, inside and out. We chose outside, so we could look out over the coral sea. We were offered coffee while we looked over the menu and our orders were taken on the arrival of our coffee. I find it hard to go past french toast, and this was not the time to differ. So i ordered the french toast, which was thick cut ciabatta, served with nicely cooked bacon and pure maple syrup, my partner enjoyed the bangers and beans, house made beans, served with perfectly poached eggs. We also partook of the cold pressed juice, both were refreshing and delicious. the service was prompt without being pushy, and if it wasnt for the large selection of cafes/restrauants (28 in total on the one street)we would go again, but we are only here for 4 nights and we would like to partake of as many as possible in that time.

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Jack and Shanan's Overview

For light café fare, refreshing drinks and tasty treats, meet with friends at Jack and Shanan’s gelataria and creperie on Williams Esplanade in Palm Cove. Relax into holiday mode, unwinding in a semi-alfresco café setting surrounded by palms and mangrove trees, just steps from the beach or head further in and sink into a cosy cushioned chair overlooking the indoor pool of Drift Apartments. Serving up a scrumptious menu for all day dining, inspired by Mexican flavours, opt for a hearty lunch like the El Rancho Burger - with fiery Portuguese chicken and a lime and chilli mayonnaise. For those arriving of an evening, begin with a garlic and herb cheese crepe before delving into a main like the local mango prawns with garlic aioli or perhaps the silky Napolitano chicken and chorizo risotto.

Best Known For

An exclusive formula is used to create over 30 mouth-watering flavours of gelato and sorbet with Italian imported products and locally produced milk with gluten free and vegan options as well as an adults only champagne sorbet.

Jack and Shanan's Chef

Stephen Puffet

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Jack and Shanan's Opening Hours

Mon06:30 - 22:00
Tues06:30 - 22:00
Wed06:30 - 22:00
Thur06:30 - 22:00
Fri06:30 - 22:00
Sat06:30 - 22:00
Sun06:30 - 22:00

Jack and Shanan's Features & Facilities

Seats: 80

  • Water Views
  • Fully Licensed
  • Functions
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Disabled Access
  • Takeaway
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Bar
  • Wireless Internet
  • Child Friendly
  • Romantic
  • Pet Friendly
  • Vegan Options
  • Catering
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • EftPos

Other Awards & Media

  • CairnsLife Magazine - July 2016

    "The popular Palm Cove place to relax and indulge, Jack & Shanan’s, is bringing locals and the tourists back again and again. The family-owned restaurant named after the kids, opened just over one year ago in its idyllic esplanade location."