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Cinema Cafe

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Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek, Australian
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158 Oxford St | Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland 4171, Australia
(07) 3899 2276
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Today
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
All hours
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
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Brisbane
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109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for for lunch in Bulimba no pressure as we looked over the menu out front of the restaurant and took our time to decide. We sat down and actually went with a suggestion from the friendly waiter and it was perfect not too filling, healthy and affordable and we were not rushed out when we finished. Good to have... More 

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Thank getawaygirlBrisbane
Rockhampton, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3rd time visiting this restaurant. 3rd time I have ordered the same pasta. Best pasta I have had in then whole of Australia. Ratesh is an amazing chef takes lots of pride in every dish, and Suman the front of house, always looks after us and provides excellent customer service. I will return here every time I am in Brisbane... More 

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Thank Ross V
Brisbane, Australia
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

A nice place to have a pre or post movie snack/coffee. I do like their sweets selection. The historical pictures all over the wall are a great addition. Service is good but could be better. I keep going back.

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Thank Donna S
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This cafe looks a little old fashioned compared to the more modern cafes and restaurants locally. However, the food was lovely. They checked for gf as my daughter and I are both gluten free. We had delicious lamb kebabs , and Greek salad. The staff were pleasant. It would be easy to overlook this cafe with all the new trendier... More 

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Thank Anna E
Brisbane
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This café has a long history and was one of the best in the 1980's as the in crowd gathered here after the cinemas and had late night dining before Bulimba became trendy. The walls were once adorned with photos of movie stars. It had the suggestion of a hideaway for a secret rendezvous, no one could see you from... More 

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Thank malbertster
Brisbane, Australia
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

My husband & I visited here a few weeks ago to have dinner after seeing a movie. The restaurant serves mostly Greek food plus a range of chefs specials on the specials board. Our waitress was fantastic, moving us to another table when our old one was wobbly, helping my fussy eater husband choose a meal he might like from... More 

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Thank Lynette S
Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch today with my best friend. It is now a Greek restaurant and the tables are set beautifully with table cloths etc. We both had the skewers, one chicken, one lamb. They came with a dip, pita bread triangles, a potato and salad. The meat was juicy and delicious and there was plenty of it, I couldn't quite... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

If your after a good merlo coffee come here! We didn't eat in or order food which is why I gave it a 4/5 as we didn't experience further service that way. But great service and quick for take away coffees, and using merlo coffee which is always delicious! Will return here to eat ASAP.

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Thank nicolekizia
Brisbane, Australia
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Have eaten here several times before movies, also eaten many times in restaurants surrounding cinemas & have to say, given the choice, I would pick cinema cafe over all of them. Great taste & excellent value

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Australia
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384 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Always a nice place to enjoy a coffee while waiting for the movie to start. Great place to meet friends.

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Thank Robyn-and-Rob

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Oxford St | Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland 4171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: (07) 3899 2276

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