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158 Oxford Street | Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland 4171, Australia
(07) 3899 2276
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A perfect place for brunch

This cafe is one of our regular brunch spots. The coffee and meals are always excellent, and service is great (I think the owner is also working there often). They are happy to allow dogs outside, which is sometimes an issue at Oxford street cafes. The zucchini fritters are amazing!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
MissKarlee
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Brisbane, Australia
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English first
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is now Greek food and I have not enjoyed a meal more in a long time. We had the shared plate for 2 and everything was delicious, plenty of food and all cooked to perfection. Price is very reasonable and I would highly recommend this restaurant for both the food, service and excellent wine.

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went there today for the first time while waiting for a movie. Service was extremely poor. We sat down, they took AGES to acknowledge us and come and clean the plates from the previous customers. Barely wiped down the table. Took forever to bring a menu out to us. We ordered some drinks which took over 30 minutes to come... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This cafe is one of our regular brunch spots. The coffee and meals are always excellent, and service is great (I think the owner is also working there often). They are happy to allow dogs outside, which is sometimes an issue at Oxford street cafes. The zucchini fritters are amazing!

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Stopped by for breakfast with friends. It was a busy weekend morning and staff were VERY slow to take orders. Waitress wasn't terribly friendly and seemed rather disinterested. The food portions for breakfast was ok. I expected a little more as the salmon benedict was a little on the small side for me. Spinach well sauteed, salmon ok. Good flavours,... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

we love coming here just before going to the movies. Great delicious tapas! Very affordable. Service is a little ho hum but OK. You can't have it all at this price. It's certainly not smart or posh but the food is really great. Probably one of the best value places we know!

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Coolangatta, Australia
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32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had breakfast here a few weeks ago. It was standard fare, pleasant enough with, as always with most cafes, limited options for the bread avoider. The coffee was average. My companion had to ask for an extra shot. The service was good and the position allows you to watch the world go by on Oxford Street. I would go back... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Appears to be owner run, have dined there many times, never had a problem, food, service, location all excellent....

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Brisbane
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My partner and I have been coming here for the last few years, mostly for brunch on the weekends but also for the occasional night out. This place is a gem. I came here for my birthday a couple of weeks ago for a romantic dinner and it was excellent. The food is always creative and delicious and the staff... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife and I recently had afternoon tea after watching a movie at the Oxford Street cinemas. The service was excellent but the cake cabinet did not seem to cater for patrons who prefer healthier options. We all love cheesecakes and mudcakes but not everyone is able to eat them and get away with it these days. Coffee was good.... More 

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Brisbane
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The staff and owner are repeatedly rude. This is not the first time I have frequented this cafe hoping that time, circumstance and happier times. Unfortunately I want to think well of yhis cafe but its rudeness and bluntness of customer service explains itself. They do not even know what a "RISTRETTO" shot is and they dare call themselves a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 158 Oxford Street | Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland 4171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: (07) 3899 2276

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm

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