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Continental Cafe

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Barker Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
(07) 3254 0377
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Reliable and consistent

We returned after a few weeks and were pleased to notice the reliability and consistency of both service and food quality/presentation. Again the dessert was fantastic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Greg F
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We returned after a few weeks and were pleased to notice the reliability and consistency of both service and food quality/presentation. Again the dessert was fantastic.

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

So firstly the staff are great, attentive but discreet, wine glasses are kept full - overall the service is more than one expects at a so called cafe. So to the point, apart from the lack of linen this is a restuarant make no mistake, and its very good. Our group of 4 enjoyed all of our dishes which managed... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Visited last night and oh, dear! What has been a favourite of ours for several years is now just a memory. The service was terrible, I had to go to the bar to ask for drinks, the wait staff person was downright rude and the food not what I remembered. It was just bland and lacked the finess of earlier... More 

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Shanghai, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Very European setting, great food, flavor some and high class presentation. Suitable for a business or family night out

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Staff friendly but not that efficient. Good small wine list but not that interesting. Food was good by all reports. But there are plenty of other places that do it better I think. Shared plates and European wine abound elsewhere- the world has moved on. And maybe that's OK.

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

What a fantastic meal,great service and a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.Our table of 6 chose different meals and all were completely satisfied.Desserts were something to behold,delicious is the word to describe our great lunch.We will return!

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Went there as a large group. They placed us in a room by ourselves. Loved the atmosphere. It felt like being in an authentic Italian restaurant around Cinque Terre! We loved the food - tasty and in generous portions.. The desert was my favourite. The staff looked after us very well - pleasant and attentive to our needs.

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This French bistro style cafe restaurant has been a favourite of mine for years now. My last visit with 3 friends was no exception. The food is always delicious and great value for money and they either train or hire their staff well. Congratulations Continental, it's not easy to get customers to keep coming back with the choices we have... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We have not eaten out regularly in recent years because of our young family. But when we do we usually go to Continental Cafe. Unfortunately the owner must have changed. Twice I have been this year and twice I have been disappointed. I aways relied on Continental to serve up, discrete service, fine wine, interesting but reliable french cuisine at... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Continental provides excellent service, atmosphere and food every time. I had my rehearsal dinner for our wedding in their function room and it was brilliant. The hosts and servers are always pleasant and the chefs never disappoint. It is a popular date night out, and with good reason. Love it, and highly recommend it for anyone in the Brisbane area!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Barker Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: (07) 3254 0377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 22
  • Cuisine: Continental
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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