Choo Choo’s @ St. Crispins, Port Douglas

This railway turned cafe promises brunch with a lakeside view of tropical mountain ranges and the perfectly manicured greens of the Sheraton Mirage golf course.

Just opened in November 2016, the cafe has an unassuming feel and serves simple breakfast and lunch meals using local ingredients.

The coffee beans are locally roasted by Four Mile Roasters and is smooth yet bold. Choo Choo’s serves both almond and soy milk as well as a range of tea, chai, fresh juices and smoothies.

Vegan-friendly options include:
– Samoan Porridge (if ordered without honey! The menu is due for a little editing)
– Vegan Thai Red Curry
– House Salad
– Potato Wedges

If you’ve been following along on the Chelsey Crafts Instagram and Facebook accounts you’d know that I recently got spoiled with a surprise weekend getaway to tropical North Queensland for my birthday. A local recommended the cafe to us as the best spot for good coffee and amazing views we knew we’d have to stop in on our road trip to the Daintree Rainforest. We liked Choo Choo’s so much we almost returned for breaky again the next morning although with only one day left and my penchant for trying new things we agreed to try somewhere new then possibly pop back in for coffee  on our way back to the airport.

After a taste of North Queensland my partner and I have already decided to return to the tropical oasis ASAP (and for longer next time!). I know when we return we’ll be stopping in at Choo Choo’s for those refreshing Iced Lattes and hopefully more healthy, vegan options on the menu.

Cuisine | Modern Australian Cafe
Coffee | Four Mile Roasters
Milk | Almond – Soy
Vibe | Relaxed – Local – Friendly
Must Try | Iced Latte & Samoan Porridge
Service | 4/5
Rating | 4/5

Shop Details

Address | 9 St Crispins Avenue, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia 4575
Facebook | Choo Choo’s @ St. Crispins
Instagram | @choochoospd

Opening Hours 
Open 7 days | 6.30 am – 2.30pm

How do you decide where to eat when on holiday? Do you like to try new places or stick to your favourites?

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  1. The only time we eat out during a holiday is Thanksgiving and then we go on a train ride. It’s ever so fun and the food is fantastic.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  2. Yum to all of that, it looks amazing! When traveling I try to look up vegan (especially raw vegan, yum!) places ahead of time and hit those up. We also hit up the grocery store first thing to stock up on fruits, veggies, and portable snacks. I LOVE snacking on olives on-the-go, very comforting with healthy fats to keep me going.

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