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Cicada

$$ - $$$
Australian, Bar, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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275 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 3211 2161
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Today
06:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 06:30 - 17:00
Wed - Thu 06:30 - 21:00
Fri 06:30 - 00:00
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place looks great from the outside, is honestly a great place to meet for drinks with plenty of tables and space. This place used to be fun. This time staff not so great, very inattentive with long wait times at the bar. Food needs vast improvement. We ordered sliders for the table, 1/2 had burned buns and when this was... More 

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Thank Daniel B
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for breakfast & dinner or a relaxing beer. Food modern and tasty for both breakfast & dinner. Good selection of beers & wines.

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Thank Andrew F
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was at this restaurant with colleagues this week. Nice food and good service. Good selection of lunch menu items. Will definitely go there again.

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Thank Lils G
Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Booked for my birthday lunch and it was an absolute disaster! Upon bringing out a sandwich, dropped half on the floor so gave person other half, but as it was the last one they bought out another later. Person that ordered steak sandwich was told their order got 'lost in the system' and by the time it came out everyone... More 

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Thank Nikkilana
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Love popping in here for work breakfasts! The meal portions are large and good value for money and service is quick and friendly. My absolute favourite meal is the scrambled eggs with chilli and spring onions. Definitely recommend.

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Thank Alanah I
Brisbane, Australia
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Impromptu lunch date after some good news. Customer service 10/10. Food 10/10. Price 10/10. Cannot fault this place. Perfect for lunch with friends, business meeting or a few cold beverages to end the working week. I don't like mushrooms a great deal so I requested an alternative, they were happy to accommodate and I got fresh, perfectly cooked broccoli. Was... More 

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Thank QT83LL
Brisbane, Australia
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I have brekky here most days and typically order scrambled eggs or if I am adventurous I order their Chilli scrambled eggs. Always great tasting!

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Thank Michael C
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The reason I've given Cicada a rating of 3/5 stars is due to the varied quality of food I have received in my 4-5 visits. When I first visited Cicada, the breakfast was fantastic. However, since then, the quality of food has varied every time. If you're looking for a place to have a Friday-drink, Cicada is quite cheap for... More 

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Thank Robert H
Australia
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A great location in the centre of the city. Very light and airy. The food is moderately priced and a good lunch selection. Very careful and attentive staff. Congratulations to the staff and management for a superb combination of good service and great food.

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Thank Fish_00
Australia
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

First time coming to this Cafe and happy I did. Really happy with the quality of food. Delicious Eggs Benedict with wilted spinach & bacon on sourdough. Not only was it a 10/10 for presentation it tasted amazing & fresh. Thank you so much throughly enjoyed my breaky. Atmosphere was beautiful, great customer service, attentive friendly waiter and menu prices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 25
Cuisine
Australian, Bar, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
06:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3211 2161
Description
Cicada is a casual yet sophisticated bistro and bar in the heart of the Brisbane CBD.

Our menu offers something for everyone, with everything from hearty and healthy breakfasts, seafood and steak for lunch, takeaway options including roasts, salads and pasta, and a diverse range of dinner options, including share plates. And of course delicious coffee, by Toby's Estate.

As dusk falls at Cicada we turn into a buzzing afterworks bar with everything from top shelf spirits, craft beer, wine and cocktail jugs.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?