The good: the view from the cafe is one of the best in Brisbane - sweeping 180 degree views of the river, the botanic gardens and the city. Absolutely magnificent.
The cafe is within walking distance from the city, Fortitude Valley and South Bank.
The bad: The food was not the worst I've had, but certainly not the best I've had either. The meals did not all come out at the same time, meaning two in the group had fnished before the others got served. Two of the meals were cold when they reached the table, as was at least one of the coffees we ordered. For the menu price, I expected a lot better.
The ugly: Service does not come with a smile here, folks. Our waitress was genuinely rude. We moved the table slightly when we arrived so that we could all fit, only to have one waitress march up and demand to know what we were doing. She then started to drag the table back into place without waiting for us all to get to our feet, meaning she pushed it repeatedly into the stomach of the pregnant member of our group. No apologies after this was brought to her attention. She then proceeded to snarl around our section for the rest of the meal. Staff were clearly struggling to cope with the number of people at the cafe.
The verdict: Give it a miss. Sure, head to the cliffs themselves for the view, but then wander in to the Valley for your meal. This is another prime example of a restaurant that thinks it doesn't have to work hard because it's got location as a drawcard.
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