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Cafe Bravo

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140 The Parade, Adelaide, South Australia 5067, Australia
+61 8 8364 3663
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Adelaide, Australia
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153 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something has changed at Bravo in the past six months. It's still a convenient destination with a good menu and efficient service. But the quality of the meals isn't as good - for example, the salt and pepper squid isn't up to much. It used to be terrific. And the pasta serves have shrunk - it used to be the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I ordered the black turtle bean burrito with pico de gallo, guacamole, rice and vegan cheese, served with sweet potato chips and salad. What I got was quite pleasant but not as described. Black turtle beans were black eyed beans, no guacamole or pico de gallo. Quite a lot of corn. All rather bland. Chips were good but salad was... More 

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Thank 2BP45
Paris, France
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A customer of this establishment going back more than 10 years, I have watched it change hands 3 times - first to a charming gentleman who ran it in a similar fashion to his vendors, then to his wife after he died and now to others. The ambience of the interior is quite charming and it has the benefit of... More 

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South Australia, Australia
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1,008 reviews
509 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 609 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I do not agree with the harsh reviews at all. Maybe it's from people who don't like change. We had a nice Friday breakfast and went the big breakfast with sweet potato home made hash brown, tomato, field mushroom, eggs and bacon, nice sour dough $19.90. Coffee good and service was great. We did visit a year ago and you... More 

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Thank Tim J
Adelaide, Australia
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118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I had lunch here today with my daughter who is Vegan. Cafe Bravo now have a Vegan menu and have quite a few choices. Both our meals were lovely. The coffee was nice, service was good and friendly staff. My daughter has eaten here before as she works close by and gets coffee from here as well and she recommended... More 

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Thank Helen R
Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Our social group's been meeting and eating at Cafe Bravo for some years now and our first dinner under the New Management left us rather bewildered and disappointed, however we decided to give it another go in case things had settled down and improved. Fraid not. The only noticeable improvement was the quietness that filled the place as it was... More 

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Thank GawainL
Adelaide, South Australia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I have been going to Cafe Bravo around once a week for the last three years. It had consistently provided great food and service. Hence my frequent returns. In recent times a change of management occurred. For reasons that were not clear they have decided to put their own stamp on things. A number of things have changed. None for... More 

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Thank Austdoc
Adelaide, Australia
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608 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 381 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

On a recent Saturday night we returned with friends to this cafe for our second meal there within 12 months. It quickly became obvious that the cafe was now under new management. The procedure for obtaining drinks was different and the menu had completely changed. In fact, the menu had changed so much that nearly all of the old favourites... More 

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Thank BigHugh51
Paris, France
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68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Have visited here many times in previous years never failed to disappoint but on returning to Adelaide find it has changed hands new menu higher prices smaller portions previous favourites not on menu will never return unless it changes hands again!

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Thank JohnL9168HU
Adelaide, Australia
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It was only three years ago I wrote: "Breakfast, lunch, dinner … you can have any of them at Café Bravo in Norwood and be sure that invariably the fare will be ample and tasty." And I noted I had been there at least 100 times in 10 years. One visit recently and no more in whatever years are left... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 The Parade, Adelaide, South Australia 5067, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8364 3663

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