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Continental Cafe

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21 Barker St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
+61 7 3254 0377
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family celebrated mums 70th in the private dining room adjoining the main part of the restaurant. The service was excellent, their signature chicken risotto very tasty, along with other main meals and coffee

Thank Edward S
Ocean View, Australia
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112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bewildered by the rapid and increasing changes in one of our favourite Brisbane areas, we decided to try Continental Cafe, knowing it is loved by locals. Our first visit had disappointed us many years ago. Must have been a "What the heck" mood because we are strictly not into the commercialization of St Valentine''s Day either, but finding somewhere a... More 

Thank Dojii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last dined at Continental Cafe several years ago. It's one of our locals so when we decided to go out for dinner on an impulse, the Continental came to mind. We were not disappointed. It had maintained the same high standards as our previous visits. Service was welcoming and friendly. Food, of course, was excellent - my wife asked if... More 

Thank ByeByeDXB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

It was simply 1 st class from start till finish. Brilliant service and food. Reminded us of a cafe in Paris. Highly recommended

Thank Joanne M
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Proper chef and team here. From the plating to the palate, perfectly cooked barramundi, confident French onion soup, and delicious duck. Unexpected quality with friendly service.

Thank bizcoach27
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a great find. We have been here many times and everytime the food and service is terrific. The menu is stable with good choices for everyone and as the name suggests the theme is continental, mainly French and Italian but also there is the delightful liver and onions. Good wine choice too.

Thank Andy B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

We had an early dinner here before heading to the movies and really impressed with the food and service. Great also that you can have dinner so early. Everything was fresh, well presented and reasonably priced. Definitely a place we will return to and it was lovely that the chef came over and spoke to us. Good size serves and... More 

Thank SandyHAustralia
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Group of 8. Service was excellent I had the 200g eye fillet Medium. It was well presented and cooked to perfection. As an entree I had the Bruschetta which was more than ample. Tomato was succulent and the oil topping added to the tomato flavour. The only issue was the seating which fir short legged people was uncomfortable.

Thank 138JoeS
Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Being a Wednesday night we were surprised that the only tables that were free were on the street! Wow did we luck out! Nice breeze and cool air was fantastic. Our waitress Hannah was very good and she looked after us very well. I started with a very good dark ale And we also ordered a great bottle of Pinot... More 

Thank Smoltman
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

I have visited the Continental Cafe on a number of occasions for educational meetings. The food is always well cooked & presented well. However, the menu is repetitive. Last night l had seared salmon with pork belly. Both melted in my mouth. I enjoyed it but l wouldn't visit too frequently. Consistent good standard.

Thank David Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $26
European, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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: +61 7 3254 0377
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?