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“Easy vibe and good food backed by friendly service.”
Review of Aquila Caffe Bar

Aquila Caffe Bar
Ranked #464 of 4,314 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $22
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian, Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Aquila Caffe Bar is the Brisbane CBD's go-to place. Whether it's for a coffee meeting, a breakfast or lunch catch up with friends, having an icy beer and glass of wine after work, or picking up something delicious for tonight's dinner - Aquila is the spot for Brisbane's professionals. With a rustic fit-out and a menu inspired by Italy, Aquila - which is Italian for eagle - is situated in a prime location in Eagle Street. If you're stopping here for breakfast, tuck into the hearty 'Como' - the organic sourdough, avocado, roasted tomato, fresh basil, feta and poached eggs will no doubt get you through your day. For lunch, rustic Italian dishes with contemporary twists are the way to go - think hearty salads, pastas, risottos, gourmet sandwiches and the famous Aquila pizzas - most of which are available to take home with you for dinner as part of the Aquila Home Selections range. Open til late on Thursday and Friday nights, enjoy a local craft beer on tap or an old school cocktail at the cosy bar inside, or take advantage of Brisbane's balmy nights by sitting outside and watch the world go by.
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“Easy vibe and good food backed by friendly service.”
Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

We sat outside after arriving with young kids long after bedtime. Greco pizza and lamb salad were both delicious. Our waiter was a young Italian man who was very accommodating with our request to split a spaghetti and meatballs into one entree serve and a container for later, "Of course! It's my pleasure to serve you."

When our over-tired four year old asked loudly "Where's my dinner?" he leaned over and said, "Bella, I will go now straight to the chef and ask him to please make the spaghetti as fast as he can because there is a beautiful little girl with a flower in her hair who is waiting outside with a very hungry tummy." Brava!

And the ginger beers are fantastic.

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful lunch”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

I discovered this little gem today after a colleague suggested it for lunch...it has become my new fab place to lunch in Brisbane CBD...I had the calamari Caesar salad and it was divine. The calamari was lightly battered in tempura and flash fried which made it so tasty and not all "deep fried like" which is a horrible thing to do to calamari. I will definitely be going back to sample more of their menu. Thanks Aquila.

  • Visited January 2013
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Brisbane
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great place - wish I could go more often!”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

I enjoyed a coffee with a friend at Aquilla yesterday. I hadn't been there before but will defintely go back. Great space and decor - country industrial?? Table service was excellent if a little over-eager to serve more cofee.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Paula01795
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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Coffee”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

Excellent Coffee if you want a good cup of coffee to wake you up. Although there was a long queue, the coffee and food is worth waiting for.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank WinnyOng
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Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great coffee and service”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

Can't fault the coffee and service. Excellent workday hang out.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Professional_Taster
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