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275 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 3211 2161
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Ranked #751 of 3,101 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price range: $7 - $26
Mon - Tue 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Australian, Bar, Café, Bistro
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: Cicada is a casual yet sophisticated bistro and bar in the heart of the Brisbane CBD. Our menu offers something for everyone, with everything from hearty and healthy breakfasts, seafood and steak for lunch, takeaway options including roasts, salads and pasta, and a diverse range of dinner options, including share plates. And of course delicious coffee, by Toby's Estate. As dusk falls at Cicada we turn into a buzzing afterworks bar with everything from top shelf spirits, craft beer, wine and cocktail jugs.
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English first
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

During September I was doing some work related activities in the Brisbane CBD with a fellow work colleague. We walked past a restaurant and he asked me if I have ever heard of the famous Reubens Sandwich. Of course I had having watched Man v Food on Foxtel. A few days later I was seated there for lunch having one... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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174 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Cicada is one of a good selection of cafes and bars situated down the George Street end of Adelaide Street. Diverse menu selection for breakfast and lunch with fresh quality food and very good coffee. More up market than many cafes but reasonably priced. Indoor and out-door seating.Lots of business people.

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Charlestown, Australia
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48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I visited Cicada while doing business with Telstra - It seems that's fairly standard with Telstra taking up a number of floors in the building above. That aside, if you're looking for a relaxed place to get a decent lunch I'd highly recommend Cicada. The service was friendly with drinks coming out super fast and meals following fairly soon after... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had a quick breakfast here. Service was inconsistent, ranging from the friendly but clearly overworked male waiter who did everything right once he got to it, to the waitress who came across as rude but was probably just really, really indifferent. Coffee was good, no, great. I ordered the avocado and poached eggs on cornbread. I probably misunderstood what corn... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have been here a number of times for breakfast. The service is always friendly and efficient and the food is generally pretty decent. Good location

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55 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

great food - had a variety of the small plates and they were all very good - very friendly staff - was a bit noisy but would recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great food, great location! We had breakfast here. It was served a little arty for me, but the food was delicious! The place is centrally located, so ideal for all meals. Sitting outside is also great in winter. The staff are fairly friendly. The price was pretty reasonable. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, fantastic food. If I worked in Brisbane I'd finish off the week here. We had the Jack burger which was great but the chips were straight out of the packet which was the only letdown.

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Gold Coast
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80 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a work breakfast here (Tasmanian Salmon) and it was simply sensational. The coffees also came our extra hot as requested also and left very happy

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87 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Cicada is worth considering for those who just want a quick bite without breaking the bank. Most nights they seem to have a special or two on offer which makes it an attractive option. Overall Cicada comes recommended for mid range dining.

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Additional Information about Cicada

Address: 275 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 3211 2161
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane
Open Hours:
Monday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 26
Cuisine: Australian, Bar, Café, Bistro

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