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CBD Cafe Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, Australian
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Gray St, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3255 0822
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:30 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to have breakfast here and get the mini breakfast with scrambled eggs and well done bacon, took half an hour to bring to the table and eggs were microwaved and hard bacon was almost raw, ate one half of a piece of toast and left never to return

Thank Terry L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Coming off the train I was looking for my morning coffee. Saw the sign discount for seniors so I thought what the heck?! Asked for a double shot cappuccino. Sitting with The Australian and a great cup of coffee and a complimentary biscuit, I was ready to hit the city. Staff were friendly too.

Thank Joyce S
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank TIersHasie
Gladstone, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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...

Thank Swetts
Brisbane, Australia
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1,225 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 591 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Bruce H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Jane C
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank toowoomba4350
Bundaberg, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Tremby
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Daniel S
Yeppoon, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Henwood1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
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: +61 7 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?