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CBD Cafe Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, Australian
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Gray St, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3255 0822
06:30 - 23:30
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Just in Brissie for an overnighter and went here for a drink and a quick meal. Dinner was yum but found the staff to be super happy and friendly. A nice change from Sydney! Then moved outside to the comfy high back lounge chairs for a few more bevvies. Chilled and laid back :0

Thank Kerrie K
Ballina, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at the bar/restaurant, we were treated with respect by the lovely bar staff. Especially Rochelle who was very well-mannered and caring. She was also very friendly and did her job amazingly. Not only was she good to us she was smiling at everyone in the restaurant and bar whether she got a smile back or not and went... More 

Thank ellaelkss
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Decided to have breakfast here and get the mini breakfast with scrambled eggs and well done bacon, took half an hour to bring to the table and eggs were microwaved and hard bacon was almost raw, ate one half of a piece of toast and left never to return

Thank Terry L
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Coming off the train I was looking for my morning coffee. Saw the sign discount for seniors so I thought what the heck?! Asked for a double shot cappuccino. Sitting with The Australian and a great cup of coffee and a complimentary biscuit, I was ready to hit the city. Staff were friendly too.

Thank Joyce S
Sydney, Australia
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366 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Was staying at the Rydges for work so dined at the CBD bar on two occasions. The menu is very limited and most would find it fairly boring - even for a bar. On one night I ordered a pizza which was well cooked but nothing exciting. Ok amount of ingredients and freshly prepared in a 'gas fired' oven. Don't... More 

Thank TIersHasie
Gladstone, Australia
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

When your not sure of what you will like, just pop into CBD, take a seat, watch the world go by, and before you know it there will be food and drink on your table. Now you can spend a few hours resting those weary feet...

Thank Swetts
Brisbane, Australia
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1,300 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

The coffee was weak and if it was for the fact that I did not have much time, I would have gone elsewhere. The service was pleasant enough but there was no atmosphere and when they wanted to charge me an over the top credit card fee - well that was it for me.

1 Thank Bruce H
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154 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Meet a group of friends for breakfast prior to a conference at the nearby Convention Center. Terrific hot beverages. Breakfast was pretty good and the service was great. Meals came out very quickly and efficiently. Our large group was able to all eat at the same time which was not possible in some other restaurants that we tried.

Thank Jane C
Brisbane, Australia
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168 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

were here for a quick meal before a show with friends Tables fairly small, not suitable for a "formal" dinner but OK for our purpose Somewhat on the pricey side but size of meals and quality were adequate Order and pay first, meals will be served

Thank toowoomba4350
Bundaberg, Australia
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

This café is a good place to go and sit down for a bite to eat. I found the staff to be friendly and the food to be enjoyable.

Thank Tremby

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gray St, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3255 0822

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