Pho Viet, Cairns City

CAIRNS | Phở Viêt is a hole in the wall Vietnamese restaurant in Cairns’ Orchid Plaza shopping centre. I stumbled across it while buying sunscreen from the pharmacy across, with the wonderful unmistakable smell of pho broth filling the air.

I was planning on lunch elsewhere, but how could I say no with that smell exciting my senses. I bought my sunscreen and found the source of the smell, Phở Viêt.

It’s a simple menu, with assorted pho options, other noodle based soups, rice dishes, and a few other things like bánh mi and rice paper rolls. I went for the sliced beef, brisket, and tendon pho, and the sliced beef and meatball pho.

I sat down on one of the small tables at the front of the restaurant, and it wasn’t long before the two bowls came out, along with the full array of usual additions and condiments. They were both top notch. Generous serves, a light, fragrant broth, and top quality ingredients.

Phở Viêt

5/78 Abbott Street
Cairns City
Queensland 4870

Telephone: (07) 4052 1128
E-mail: [email protected]

Mon – Sat: 7:00am to 1:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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