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Cinema Cafe

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158 Oxford St | Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland 4171, Australia
+61 7 3899 2276
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08:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 08:30 - 15:30
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Sat 08:30 - 22:30
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Brisbane
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118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are locals and have been customers for many years even before it changed hands. We were skeptical when it first changed to a Greek restaurant but we were soon converted and really love the food. The staff are very friendly, especially the manager & the food is fresh & delicious! We have travelled extensively through Greece, Italy, France &... More 

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Thank TravelBugs77
Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visited today (Wednesday lunch). It was a very hot Brisbane summer day and the Cinema Cafe Bulimba had all their doors shut and the air-conditioning on. Well done!! It was lovely and cool in the dining area. The male waiter was very pleasant and we received immediate attention and chilled table water and glasses. Our Cappuccinos were quite good. We... More 

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Thank Noi-Pip
Brisbane, Australia
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270 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

There aren't many good Greek restaurants in Brisbane but this is definitely one of them.....try the octopus to start with...delicious and so tender. My husband loved his moussaka as I did my lamb cutlets, a generous serve together with beautiful baked vegetables (loved the eggplant and sweet potato) and fresh Greek salad. Finish the feast off with some baklava and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I wanted to have a quick bite before the movie at Balmoral and were very pleasantly surprised by our meals here. I had lamb skewers with tzaziki, pita bread and lemon potato with Greek salad and he had the same except with chicken. The charcoal cooked meat was very tasty and tender while everything else was just... More 

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Thank venesa_conomos
Brisbane
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135 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Looking for for lunch in Bulimba no pressure as we looked over the menu out front of the restaurant and took our time to decide. We sat down and actually went with a suggestion from the friendly waiter and it was perfect not too filling, healthy and affordable and we were not rushed out when we finished. Good to have... More 

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Rockhampton, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

3rd time visiting this restaurant. 3rd time I have ordered the same pasta. Best pasta I have had in then whole of Australia. Ratesh is an amazing chef takes lots of pride in every dish, and Suman the front of house, always looks after us and provides excellent customer service. I will return here every time I am in Brisbane... More 

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Thank Ross V
Brisbane, Australia
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125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

A nice place to have a pre or post movie snack/coffee. I do like their sweets selection. The historical pictures all over the wall are a great addition. Service is good but could be better. I keep going back.

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Thank Donna S
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

This cafe looks a little old fashioned compared to the more modern cafes and restaurants locally. However, the food was lovely. They checked for gf as my daughter and I are both gluten free. We had delicious lamb kebabs , and Greek salad. The staff were pleasant. It would be easy to overlook this cafe with all the new trendier... More 

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Thank Anna E
Brisbane
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This café has a long history and was one of the best in the 1980's as the in crowd gathered here after the cinemas and had late night dining before Bulimba became trendy. The walls were once adorned with photos of movie stars. It had the suggestion of a hideaway for a secret rendezvous, no one could see you from... More 

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Thank malbertster
Brisbane, Australia
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

My husband & I visited here a few weeks ago to have dinner after seeing a movie. The restaurant serves mostly Greek food plus a range of chefs specials on the specials board. Our waitress was fantastic, moving us to another table when our old one was wobbly, helping my fussy eater husband choose a meal he might like from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Cuisine
Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
08:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Oxford St | Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland 4171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3899 2276

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