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Cicada

275 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
07 3211 2161
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Ranked #750 of 2,976 restaurants in Brisbane
Price range: $17 - $29
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Cicada Cafe, Restaurant and Bar offers a refreshing take on the bistro scene by introducing a simple sophistication to casual eating in Brisbane.The centralised location, diverse and well-priced menu and commitment to customer service have earned Cicada a diverse and loyal following. We also offer an express food takeaway bar for those on the run including takeaway coffee & takeaway breakfast deals with a coffee in the morning. We serve the highest quality coffee, only using premium blends.As dusk falls, Cicada morphs into a laid back venue and on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings we open for dinner – or perhaps come in and relax with a cool lager, a cocktail and share some small plates.
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Nottinghamshire
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Essendon
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122 reviews 122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Cicada has simply amazing food, however their menu is quote limited with rather expensive prices for all. A simple salad can set you back $25, without a meat added. Price aside, the food is simply delicious, and if you don't mind waiting a whole, it will be worth it. Definitely ideal for a bit of a splurge one night, with... More

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Gold Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Went here with some work friends and came away very happy. The service was good and the food was tasty and all the meals came together which is also important.

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London, UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place for lunch with nice quality food for reasonable prices. I had the ham with roasted veg which was delicious with the honey roasted skin particularly tasty.

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Brisbane
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Unfortunately I too must have caught the wait staff on a bad day – they were disinterested and certainly not welcoming or friendly. Went to Cicada for a business lunch and came away very disappointed. The food was mediocre at best and cold and the staff were blank faced and distracted – all made for a not so hot experience.... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Spent time looking around for a nice lunch spot. Fortunately fell on Cicada. Staff were very friendly attentive and quick to pick up on customers needs. Food was no more expensive than other places we looked at. That said this is a city centre, so expect it to be more! The atmosphere is busy, relaxed, but interrupted by road noise.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I go to Cicada frequently and the service and atmosphere never changes. The welcoming staff are only too happy to help and the ambience of the place is lovely, especially after a long day working.

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