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The Library Cafe

Cultural Center, Stanley Place, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3840 7546
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“salad” (10 reviews)
“cakes” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Cultural Center, Stanley Place, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Sunday train up from Helensvale to South Brisbane, walked a few hundred metres to the Library, and got lost in the wonderful Heritage Collections on Level 4. Such helpful staff, captivating exhibitions presented in interactive and multimedia formats - there’s even a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank minnie242
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very convenient place to stop and have eats and drinks if you are visiting the library, GOMA etc.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I ordered the eggs Benedict with a side of avocado, and it was amazing. The serving size was huge, I could only eat half of it. And the coffee was delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 997krystala
Reviewed 1 November 2018

I visited the library cafe for lunch with a friend. I had been to this cafe about a year ago and said i would NEVER go back. Over priced food and unfriendly staff, dirty tables everywhere and the high chairs looked like they had not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Curious07316540842
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

My mother and I stopped in for lunch and were impressed by the lovely attentive staff, the large selection of food, and the taste! We ordered a chicken style baguette, the vegetarian lasagna and the mushroom arancini balls. The food was absolutely delicious!! We also...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 180chantellet
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Usually a good place to grab a quick bite to eat. Wasn’t as busy as usual so ordered a quick afternoon tea of cake, croissant, coffee and tea for the family. Food came quick and was good, then waited and waited. Place got really busy...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 599bevinw
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jim T
Reviewed 29 August 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank deseraet2018
Reviewed 21 August 2018

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.

Date of visit: November 2017
1  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

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank carolcV6988SU
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
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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