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Continental Cafe

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21 Barker St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
11:30 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a neighbourhood gem that has had some of the same dishes on the menu for years because there would be a hail of customer complaints if they took their popular favourites away from their loyal clientele. The cuisine has French and Italian influences, and the chefs are confident enough to serve liver and know that you'll probably like... More 

Thank Teajaye
Brisbane, Australia
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was told you will never be disappointed and we were not! Attentive service without being intrusive a decent wine list but the winner Spm round is the goid. We got the terrine for entree and it was so tart served with cheese, tomato and pickles just brilliant. The spaghetti was amazing with the perfect balance of seafood & spice... More 

Thank KataMay2014
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended a lunchtime wedding reception here and the food and service were excellent. The cuttlefish entree beautiful, Osso Bucco main great, and Creme brûlée lovely. Staff were exceptional. Would defiantly go back as a paying customer going on the quality and service for a full wedding reception.

1 Thank Andrew C
Brisbane Region, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I attended this establishment on a Friday with a small group of assorted old mates from diverse backgrounds. We were feted with a menu which was small however comprehensive with most food groups represented. The service was efficient, friendly and welcoming. The wine list was more than adequate with Australian, French and NZ contenders at a price that seemed fair.... More 

Thank hazza2016
Tannum Sands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank arnie66
Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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156 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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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

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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 - $26
European, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?