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Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese
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Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

This place is very busy so there is generally a wait to be seated. We waited about ten mins and were seated. - Out the back with the full fly catcher and the not working 1960’s air conditioner. The reason it’s popular and hard to...get a seat is because the food is good. It’s home cooked and delicious. We ordered some dim sums some spring rolls some noodle dishes and pho. All were very good and very generous serves. Super tasty and the food came out quickly. Down side was battling to keep the flies at bay. Maybe get a new fly catcherMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

I have never been to a Vietnamese restaurant where they seasoned your food for you. Like most people I like to season my own. I ordered a rice vermicelli meal and they had already poured the fish sauce all over it. I thought as the...customer I should be able to choose how much sauce I wanted. My meal was a vegetarian meal. While I didn’t object to eating a meat product, many vegetarians and vegans would. My noodles were soggy. This is probably because they soaked in fish sauce for an extended period of time before I ordered this meal. From my perspective they only deserve 2 stars because of their arrogance of assuming they know how much I want my food seasoned.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 March 2023

Went to this restaurant with a group of friends for breakfast. Food and service were good. They weren't happy about us wanting to split the bill, but for somebody to pay the combined bill was a logistical nightmare. While the food and service could not...be faulted, the staff weren’t particularly friendly. However, given how popular the restaurant is, that probably is a minor issue.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2022 via mobile

Came for lunch with a group of family members. I ordered the pork belly vermicelli salad and it was incredibly delicious! Pork belly is one of my favourite things to eat and I have eaten my fair share in restaurants and home cooked lol… this...was MEMORABLE!! I really wanted to go back before our visit ended but sadly ran out of time … next visit definitely. The rest of the group had a variety of dishes and everyone said their food was great. The portions were a good size and prices really reasonable.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022

Good food but poor service. The food is pretty good but expensive. However, the staff are rude. We were a mixed group and wanted to split the bill. This was refused stating that because it was table service this meant that we could not pay...separately for each family. Disappointing.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2021

... is not just a gimmick, but a well kept promise. It was our second time at this little gem, and the menu was just as mouth-watering and fresh as the first. The choices are well balanced to cater for all tastes; from salads to...omelettes, and those who love Vietnamese Pho soups (and a bit of chilli). The bread rolls made on the premises, and you will be hard pressed finding a fresher Bahn Mi. The staff are friendly and accurate, the wait times just right. Highly recommend the vegetarian rice paper roll with dipping sauce, and the Bahn Mi. Delightful well-priced fare at its best. Certainly worth going out of your way for. We most definitely be back to try the salads and omelette for breakfast.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 January 2021

Having read it was highly rated in recent ratings for local cafes and restaurants, I was keen to try with some friends for lunch. Having travelled extensively through Asia and Vietnam my expectations were high. Sadly extremely disappointed. The service was non existent

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 18 October 2020

Absolutely love this place we travel from suburbs away to enjoy the Pho, crackling pork, they do the best dim sims and salads are always so fresh and tasty. This restaurant is always consistently delicious

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 26 July 2020 via mobile

Very very nice and tasty food, we have eaten at many excellent Vietnamese restaurants, Café O Mai is by far the best. Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Very reasonably priced. We will definitely be back next time we visit Brisbane 😊👍🏽 Thank you Café...O Mai for a memorable dining experience. XMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 20 June 2020

Exclusive breakfast menus, lunches and even dinners. The waitresses are super nice and always with smile on their faces! Definitely will come back with other friends! 💯

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 8 December 2019 via mobile

The A/C inside provided welcome relief and the speciality juices hit the spot. The crackling pork salads were our favorite. We will be back.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 27 October 2019

Wonderful place to have a great Vietnamese food (and of course Vietnamese coffee). I had Vietnamese style omelet and Vietnamese iced coffee and it was delicious. The staff was great and the service was friendly and efficient.This was my first visit but definitely not the...last.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 14 October 2019

Service was very friendly and efficient. Food tasty and not expensive. Discovered car parking at rear (up one-way street) which I will use next visit.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

This cafe has something for everyone. Delicious food, atmosphere and great coffee. Set in a central location, with friendly staff and reasonable prices.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 October 2019 via mobile

Since visiting Vietnam earlier in the year, I have been craving some quality Pho that tastes remotely like the real deal. Well I certainly found it here! I ordered the large serve of the beef pho and although I couldn’t quite finish it, it is...certainly the most authentic and delicious pho I have tasted in Australia. My husband had baked egg with pork and lemongrass sausage and it was soooo good. I wish we lived closer however we will make sure that whenever we are in Brisbane, we will return to get another fix!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Response from Katherine G | Reviewed this property |
They don't deliver, but their Banh Mi, (baguettes) are unbelievable, and their rice paper rolls are great too. (Really good dipping sauce)
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Cafe O-Mai is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4