Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Cafe Lumiere

Kitchenslut finally threw off his reclusive torpor and recovering from a lingering swinely flu wandered down to the inaugural Cairns event for Chevaliers du cep at the excellent little French Cafe Lumiere on the boardwalk in front of Harbour Blights. This is somewhere I have been meaning to try for dinner for a while with it's very Parisian black and white seating evoking memories of last years French sojourn.

Cairns is now well served for French food with the long established C'est Bon still going strong down in Lake St. This is a welcome revival as the influence of French cuisine in Australia seemed to have faded from its eminent position a few decades ago to be replaced by 'modern' cuisine or Italian Trattoria with a rather boring sameness to their offereings. It's also interesting that Alliance Francais is now quite active in Cairns promoting French language and culture.

Cafe Lumiere can be strongly recommended with great food and service so get down there and give it a try!

Update March 2010: Cafe Lumiere has ceased trading for dinner and we can only hope this is not permanent and that it will return later in the year .......


Anonymous said...

Seems to be non operative at the moment. Shame! Open for breakfast and Take Away only (according to the board out the front)

Maybe in April??

KitchenSlut said...

Yes, sorry Anonymous I have now updated this post. Cafe Lumiere closed for dinner at the begining of March. I posted this separately under the heading "a sign of the times". Thanks for the comment.

bella said...

devastated- here on my six weekly trip and just went down to lumiere for dinner and it is GONE!!!!!

was so excited about some amazing french cuisine. this place was just fantastic, had eaten here many, many times and they always treated me so well. i haven't been here since march so am not sure when it went under. must have been recent as the menu is still in the harbour lights compendium in my room. very, very big loss, have no idea why this place wasn't more popular. breakfast, lunch and dinner it excelled! a huge loss.

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