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Cinema Cafe

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158 Oxford Street | Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland 4171, Australia
(07) 3899 2276
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed 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, Australia
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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13 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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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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79 reviews
48 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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15 reviews
6 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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1 Thank Natalie C
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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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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1 Thank B M
Australia
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376 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 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
Brisbane
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129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We went yesterday for dinner and just realised management changed and the menu is very different, we decided to try it and were very happy with our decision. We were a group of 5 and ordered different dishes each and all of us were very happy with our meals. They were tasty, well presented, products were fresh and top quality... More 

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1 Thank Clenaranjo
Brisbane, Australia
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117 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I actually really like the convenience of this cafe. It has a reasonable food selection and they make good tea and coffee. I love that I can purchase something to eat and drink here to take into the movie with me. LOVE having a cafe at the movies

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1 Thank Jazmine M

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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
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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 Street | 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?