34 Grant Street
Photo courtesy of Mocka's Pies & Bakehouse
Mocka's Pies & Bakehouse, Port DouglasA beloved member of the Port Douglas dining scene since 1969, Mocka’s specializes in unconventional meat pies such as kangaroo with red wine, spicy crocodile laksa, and mixed seafood (swimming with wild barramundi, scallops, and prawns). The ones stuffed with kangaroo or crocodile meat (from Hartley’s farm out near Kuranda) are adorned with crust characters of the same species on top. If eating celebrated Australian animals is not your thing, order Mocka’s original beef pie or a veggie version with pumpkin, potatoes, or kidney beans. For dessert, there are the country’s famous lamingtons, lemon meringue tarts made with lemons from the bakery’s own garden, and—shockingly—even cakes for vegans.