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The Library Cafe

#1,062 of 3,921 Restaurants in Brisbane
$$ - $$$Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
Cultural Center, Stanley Place, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3840 7546
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good39%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“burger” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cultural Center, Stanley Place, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I would love to give this popular little cafe a 4 star rating, if only for the fact that it is symbolic to the two things i enjoy in life which are libraries and cafes, however to do this would be disingenuous of me and...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good spot near library, but food and coffee is nothing special. I ordered a hot chocolate which only tasted of milk and dusting of hot chocolate. Raisin toast was not raisin toast, more fruit toast. Great size though but came out cold. A convenient place,...More

Thank Deserae T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe is most convenient if you are using the library however it is a little pricey for what is on offer. Food is reasonable.

Thank FionaSmith2018
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here today and it was just great.The service fantastic and pricing very fair.I had the pumpkin and spinich lasange with beetroot salad and a coffee and my friend a ham and cheese croissant with an iced latte. There was so much salad...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We visited the Café for lunch after a visit to the Queensland Museum. We both had the wagyu burger, which was very tasty. Staff kindly accommodated my request for no sauce on my burger. :) Service was fast and friendly. I also tried the iced...More

1  Thank Mary S
Reviewed 30 January 2018

This is quite a good little cafe tables are interesting. Not inexpensive but OK for the position. Nice spot to sit outside and enjoy the breeze on a hot day.

Thank Orient18
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Huge disappointment. Three of us for lunch - 3 beers, a nachos, a burger (with crisps from a packet, not even proper chips, and a spoonful of coleslaw on the side - real 'cutting edge flavours and style'... better amend the website!), and some prawn...More

Thank loukate9
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

$4 for a Double shot Long Black - enough for two to share. Great late afternoon pick-me-up while walking the South Bank area. 2111

Thank Albywon
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Great place for a milkshake and food before heading into the State Library of Queensland. Gift shop inside, which has interesting books for children and a good indigenous section.

Thank lisa n
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I came here for lunch. My sandwich was $10, which completely overpriced for what it was (a piece of pastrami, a piece of tomato, one salad leaf, and some aioli). Very disappointing.

Thank Sarah_nz31
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cultural Center, Stanley Place, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3840 7546
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