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Shingle Inn

$$ - $$$
Australian, Cafe
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254 Edward St | King George Square, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3221 9039
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387 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the oldies of Brisbane the name Shingle Inn brings back memories of polished wooden walls, intimate alcoves and fabulous ham cheese and tomato sandwiches toasted perfectly. It is not like this now. It is noisy, open plan and que for service.

Thank SinkingSeabourn
Gympie, Australia
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476 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Persuaded by their placard to try a "Sunshine Breakfast" for $14.90, which looked & sounded original, I was totally disappointed when this nearly cremated "vol au vent" like structure arrived with a totally dry egg on top. I know I should have sent it back but it was only when you actually delved into the contents that you found it... More 

Thank raffles123
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Yes I thought I would try here to eat out an yes the food was presented well an nice an I enjoyed it but it did cost more than other places that I have eaten at, but other people may perfer this place as we all like diffrent things

Thank Christine F
Brisbane, Australia
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went here for a lunch break during a full day of Christmas shopping unfortunately it wasn't the relaxing retreat I had hoped for. The Salad was ok, nothing special and heavily over dressed. It's VERY noisy inside (particular the staff putting dishes away) Next time I would probably try somewhere else although their all day Breakfast menu did look good... More 

Thank Wynita B
Adelaide, Australia
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287 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Dined in for breakfast when we were in Brisbane recently and were very satisfied at the quality of the service and food. We ordered tea with breakfast and the small container with milk was hopeless - the milk just isn't able to poured into the cup. Get these replaced and the total experience will be a good memory and one... More 

Thank djhm
New Lambton
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598 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Hard to believe that this lovely cafe was dismantled and stored for 13 years. Brisbane's oldest cafe, built 1938 and now part of city hall. A gorgeous faux English tea room, this cafe is an oasis in the city. Delightful decor, good service- a real old world experience. We only had coffee but so much enjoyed our experience.

Thank Gregory D
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

My mother has fond memories of her parents taking her to the Shingle Inn on special occassions as she grew up. So during a recent visit I decided to shout her coffee and cake as she tends to save her pension. She was excited to go. Honestly, I wonder why I bothered to go there. We ordered coffee and cake,... More 

Thank gypsySingapore
Adelaide, Australia
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We had very good service, and tasty, freshly prepared toasted sandwiches: One club sandwich, one chicken and avocado. Friendly serving staff, and didn't have to wait very long for our meals to come out. We were shopping in Queen Street Mall and wanted lunch but the food courts too busy and loud,so looked around and found this place on another... More 

Thank LollyW27
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Went to Mount Ommaney for breakfast today. Very disappointing. Big breakfast for $19 was poor. One slice dry sourdough toast with 6 cherry tomatos, a very small serve of mushrooms, 2 pieces of overcooked bacon-at least the eggs were cooked both sides as requested. Eggs Benedict with ham was also served on dry sourdough toast that was burnt on one... More 

Thank Jo M
Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Went here with my daughter and we ordered a sandwich each the service was good but when the sandwiches arrived they arrived on very dirty plates and the salad on the side had way past its used by date no way could we have eaten it. Over all I have had good times at the shingle inn before but this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Edward St | King George Square, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3221 9039

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