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CBD Cafe Bar

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Gray St, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
(07) 3255 0822
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6:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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343 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Was staying at the Rydges for work so dined at the CBD bar on two occasions. The menu is very limited and most would find it fairly boring - even for a bar. On one night I ordered a pizza which was well cooked but nothing exciting. Ok amount of ingredients and freshly prepared in a 'gas fired' oven. Don't... More 

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Thank TIersHasie
Gladstone, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

When your not sure of what you will like, just pop into CBD, take a seat, watch the world go by, and before you know it there will be food and drink on your table. Now you can spend a few hours resting those weary feet...

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Thank Swetts
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 544 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The coffee was weak and if it was for the fact that I did not have much time, I would have gone elsewhere. The service was pleasant enough but there was no atmosphere and when they wanted to charge me an over the top credit card fee - well that was it for me.

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australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Meet a group of friends for breakfast prior to a conference at the nearby Convention Center. Terrific hot beverages. Breakfast was pretty good and the service was great. Meals came out very quickly and efficiently. Our large group was able to all eat at the same time which was not possible in some other restaurants that we tried.

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Thank Jane C
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

were here for a quick meal before a show with friends Tables fairly small, not suitable for a "formal" dinner but OK for our purpose Somewhat on the pricey side but size of meals and quality were adequate Order and pay first, meals will be served

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Bundaberg, Australia
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This café is a good place to go and sit down for a bite to eat. I found the staff to be friendly and the food to be enjoyable.

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Thank Tremby
Hampshire
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

The breakfast menu here is good and I was hopeful. However, the service was not great with spilt drinks and less than friendly staff. The actual food was fine but definitely not worth the higher price tag.

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Thank Daniel S
Yeppoon, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

pleasant cafe and bar on the edge of SouthBank, located in the rydges building. Suitable for a drink or snack. Not a venue for a full dinner with small tables.

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Thank Henwood1
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Had dinner here before attending a show at QPAC. Table are tiny - had to move the cutlery/salt and paper stand before we could fit plates on for 4 people. Drinks got placed on the floor etc. Food was nice enough - more suitable for an afterwork drink and nibbles than a meal etc. Had to order food etc at... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My first visit was a disappointing one but I'm sure it wouldn't always be like this. My beef burger was really nice - well presented and tasty. Too bad it was sitting on the service bench for about 10 minutes and because we were time-poor I had to scoff it almost whole. The place wasn't very busy either.. Our meals... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gray St, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: (07) 3255 0822

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