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Continental Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
European, Gluten Free, Australian
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21 Barker St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Tannum Sands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took in Lunch here with relatives over the weekend, very beautiful setting and great food and ambiance. Beer was cold and wine delicious, could not fault the service or attentiveness of the staff.

Thank arnie66
Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Continental Cafe consistently serves delicious food in a welcoming and professional manner. The classics menu is so good, I have not tried many of the other choices (after years of visiting)! Situated a few mins from Brisbame CBD off Brunswick Street, it's well worth a visit. Solo or in a group - everyday or special occasions, you are always well... More 

Thank KrysiaKempson
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located just off Brunswick Street and opposite the old Village Twin cinemas, The Continental Cafe has been serving the locals for over 20 years. As an ex resident of New Farm I am impressed the Continental remains but sadly, neighbours have failed and moved on. On a Sunday morning this is probably the best spot for a quiet breakfast while... More 

Thank Babycakes2014
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is my happy place. I have eaten here countless times and it is always perfect. The food is outstanding and service always top notch. It has the perfect French ambience. I am a massive fan of the Continental Classic - Soy Lime Chicken Breast... fries cooked in duck fat and apple tarte tatin which is seasonal. 10 of... More 

Thank zully501
Darwin, Australia
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153 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Top chef in residence here. We had driven past this cafe many times. This time we stopped in and it was pleasantly surprising. The food is the highlight. Beautiful modern Australian breakfast fare. Creative menu. Efficient and pleasant service. Child friendly coconut bread big hit. Will definitely make this a regular brekkie spot. The Continental is definitely one of new... More 

Thank curlieRex
Hanbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Great French inspired food and really good attentive service. We went midweek at 6pm and it was packed. Book early to avoid disappointment. When I next visit Brisbane I will definitely go

Thank Jason M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The meals are lovely with amazing service with meals cooked to perfection the home to my favourite tuna sandwitches

Thank Domenic M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Just perfect, lovely relaxed atmosphere, appears to be a family run business that cares about how they perform. Great menu, delicious food, matching drinks choice and very good service. Located just a tiny bit off Brunswick St so it's quiet and peaceful but still in the action. We will return.

Thank JarodBowen
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

While traditionally Wednesday is "Brains and Other Offal things", the menu is still extensive and combines real comfort food to suit most anyone. A popular dining location for locals and tourists alike, its uncomplicated decor and relaxed atmosphere make this one of Brisbane's great restaurants. While our guest dined on crumbed lambs brains, I decided that the Soy lime chicken... More 

Thank luxurytraveller1964
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Quiet cafe with a good wine list and consistently good food. It is a favourite with a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank s4057102

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $25
European, Gluten Free, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Barker St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: 61732540377
An iconic European bistro, a destination for an intimate dinner for two, a family gathering or a corporate function with flair.

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