We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Black Forest

) #2,393 of 3,557 Restaurants in Brisbane $$ - $$$ German, European
196 Gladstone Rd | Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3217 2180
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible22%
Travelers talk about
“pork hock” (6 reviews)
“german food” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
German, European
$$ - $$$
196 Gladstone Rd | Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Write a Review
Reviews (61)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 61 reviews

Reviewed October 13, 2015

Quiet German restaurant tucked away on Gladstone Road at Highgate Hill. Service was very quick & easy - food was authentically German with a great range of beers & wines to top it off. Pricing was a little high when compared against what else was...More

Thank WayneP290
Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Had the pork knuckle ordered in advance and it came out to table like clockwork, even better was the taste and sauce mmm delicious the lovely waitress even came and poured more of the special gravy whoch was delicious!. The service was great with recommendations...More

Thank wilso375
Reviewed August 20, 2015

We pre-ordered the duck and pork knuckle and both meals were excellent. They were both hot and freshly cooked, and the meals arrived quite promptly. As someone said earlier, this is a no frills place. If you want fine dining, this is not the place...More

Thank Bella8887
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This use to be my personal treat. When i get over brisbane way now this place is always first on my list! Reasonable cost but the meals are out of the world in both size and quality! Pork knuckle is unbelievable but required a 5...More

Thank Dirty-Trojan
Reviewed August 2, 2015

Waited for around 1.5 hours for food and my meal came out 30-40 minutes after others at our table. It was not fresh and contained lumps of rubbery meat dry on the edges. We thought it may have been microwaved. Put a forkful of sauce...More

Thank Maddy_Bris
Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great traditional German food and an awesome collection of German beers, They have their Christmas celebrations in July - restaurant decked out accordingly. And because it was Christmas they gave us free and very delicious soup.

Thank 38sally
Reviewed July 12, 2015

Once again we took some gusts to the Black Forest Restaurant, which turned out to be a great knight out for all of us. If you are like us who love traditional German food and beers you must trey the Black Forest Restaurant. Our gust...More

Thank Klaus F
Reviewed June 17, 2015

The food was so so, the portions were enormous so there is good value in that but it wasn't the best German food we've had and we've not gone back. The part owner is a chinese woman who was extremely bossy and I didn't like...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed May 23, 2015

Invited by a best mate to go here. I spent a good part of the day trolling through online reviews trying to find out if they had a bar where you could get a few drinks beforehand (no such luck, seated table service only). Alot...More

Thank Killer_Damocles
Richard D, Owner at Cafe Black Forest, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2015

Hello, this is Richard. I'm so glad you enjoyed your evening - yes I walked past your table that night, though I believe one of our staff took a photo of you with your beer. Our entire crew were buzzing about you that night; we...More

Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

If you want authentic German food, everything made fresh and from scratch, and very generous servings, make sure you visit Black Forest when in Brisbane. No exaggeration we dine here every week and have never been disappointed with the quality of the food. Ricard loves...More

Thank Germanlov
Richard D, Owner at Cafe Black Forest, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2015

I'm so glad you enjoy your time here at the Black Forest - we love our regulars, and we definitely look forward to seeing you again the next time you're here! :) Regards, Richard

Nearby Restaurants
Brewhouse Brisbane
116 reviews
.67 miles away
Colour Me Flavour
36 reviews
.62 miles away
Ben's Vietnamese & Chinese Restaurant
133 reviews
.61 miles away
Fish Kitchen
33 reviews
.52 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Boggo Road Gaol
280 reviews
.40 miles away
Queensland Maritime Museum
291 reviews
.85 miles away
Kurilpa Bridge
37 reviews
.81 miles away
Goodwill Bridge
21 reviews
.91 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe Black Forest staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 Gladstone Rd | Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3217 2180
  • E-mail
The Black Forest Restaurant captures the best of German cuisine, combining the delicious authentic taste of Germany with a vibrant and exciting atmosphere. Meals are served in hearty portions, and are able to satisfy the most discerning German palates. Capable of holding any event, from weddings to birthdays, Cafe Black Forest is definitely a worthwhile visit.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing