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124 Boundary Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 3846 6181
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10:00 - 21:00
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Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

My Forest Plate: a bed of brown rise, with roast vegetables, ginger dhal, spinach tofu snd lemon potato. It's very flavoursome! Deciding on the rice accompaniment required putting my brain into gear, but the proof of the prodding is in the eating. It definitely cuts the mustard' Deciding on mango smoothie was a piece of cake by comparison!

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Thank Ian A
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

The Forest serves cheap, good, tasty and filling vegan meals. Each day there are different choices of pre made food and salads. Desserts in the form of vegan cheesecakes and cupcakes are also available which looked great. Meals cost between $8 and $12 depending on the size of plate you choose. The smaller size was always adequate. Great value. The... More 

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Thank Louise C
Ko Samui, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

I spent years as a pollo-pescatarian (poultry and fish) with most days as a vegetarian. But I always thought vegan an extremist view - no eggs, milk, cheese and any animal product. But this place could change my view. I had a classic vege-burger with fresh-as-a-daisy salad, amazing kicker sauce and a super veggie pattie, while my daughter had lentil... More 

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Thank Instantcalmer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Food is cheap, vegan, puts the other restaurants on the same street to shame when it comes to value for money. Ambience and decor are poor. Great place for a solo lunch or quick diner.

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Thank Arnaud T
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014 via mobile

Went for the buffet style meal, so a plate of rice with four meal choices piled on top. You will not go hungry here. There were two of us, so we managed to try a good portion of the menu, and everything was tasty. The restaurant has a cafeteria/food court feel, but who cares when you get delicious filling vegan... More 

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Thank 2N_travels
Byron Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

You wouldn't want to go here on a date, but the fantastic hot buffet fare is broad and tasty. The vegan desserts are to die for. Basically yummy vegan food, train station cafe atmosphere.

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Thank NaesRenirt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

my son and I went to the Forest for dinner for my birthday ... its located in the heart of West End ... its very easy to access using public transport ... the food is always great at the Forest and I have never been disappointed with the cost, quality or quantity of the meals

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Thank Mike M
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

This is my favourite go-to cafe in Brisbane, for sure. It is located on Boundary street in the hub of West End, making it easily accessible from the many City Cycle stops and bus stops. The staff are really friendly, and the service is great considering there's usually only two of them serving and making the meals, etc. The food... More 

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South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

Found this place by good luck as it is very noticably located on the main street (Boundary St) of West End in Brisbane. The food is cafe style, is good value for money and prepared well. Usually there are 4 hot plate stews/curries to choose from, plus a range of salads, wraps, burgers (veggie/tofu/tempeh), and some desserts including cheesecake and... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

Love the vegan place. The tofu burger is excellent especially with the hot chili sauce. Service is pretty good. Price is great. The cakes though, well that is a bit of a challenge. Sometimes they are fresh, other times really old. We returned one, and they readily exchanged it for a newer different vegan cake. So, they really need to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 10
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Boundary Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3846 6181

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