About Smith Street Cafe

Smith Street Cafe began with humble beginnings in 2013 when owner Ainsley White returned to her hometown Cairns after travelling. The Cairns North cafe has since evolved from it’s small, yet busy ‘grab-and-go’ shopfront, expanding due to popularity into the vacant shop next door. Since then Ainsley has become a local eco-warrior making it her mission to be completely environmentally friendly, introducing 100% biodegradable cups (lid and all). The cups are made of bamboo, wheat and straw farm by-products and lined with corn flour instead of plastic. But it doesn’t stop there, she’s determined to get other local operators on board with her side project “Cafe Conscious” – a business that has gained a lot of interest and is dedicated to eco-friendly packaging for cafes and restaurants. If that’s not enough reason for you, the coffee is amazing with an absolutely mouthwatering, locally sourced brunch and drinks menu including plenty of options for vegans and egg lovers alike

Contact Details


4/321 Sheridan Street (corner Smith st and Sheridan st)
Cairns North