About Us

A bit of history

Northern end of Trinity Wharf, Wharf Street. Cairns 4870


Caroline Tippett & William Neville  are old friends and work colleagues who moved to North Queensland  to run the iconic Castaways Resort & Spa in Mission Beach. They absolutely loved the lifestyle and 10 years later their roots are in the tropics  and they are going nowhere! 

Caz and Will saw a gap in the Cairns market and wanted to offer locals a venue that was affordable and family friendly whilst also sustaining a sophisticated cafe menu. With their long histories in hospitality, they joined forces and have brought us: Wharf One Cairns.

They are passionate about their menu, about their local coffee and they are passionate about their staff, creating a culture that everyone loves to work in. Both Caz and Will are parents to young children and know how hard dining with the family can be (and expensive).  So with this drive and motivation, they created a modern yet uncomplicated cafe menu that suits families, foodies and everyone else in between. 

Wharf One Cairns is spacious with open air and lots of room to move – even the family dog is welcome. In fact, everyone is welcome at Wharf ONE – this is a cafe for the locals. But if you are a just passing through, we want you too!

With Caz’s savvy marketing and events background; and Wills logistical and creative thinking – they make a great team. 

Wharf One Cairns is sure to impress so make sure you pop in and say hi.