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Continental Cafe

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21 Barker St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
+61 7 3254 0377
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08:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:30
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Thank Joanne M
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank bizcoach27
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Andy B
Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 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 

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Thank SandyHAustralia
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 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.

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

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Thank Smoltman
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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.

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Thank David Y
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This cafe has survived for years because the food is always delicious! We have been going here for years and it never disappoints. The liver is fantastic, I can never finish it all and always ask to take the leftovers home - once the carton handed to me was hot - in error my food had been thrown away so... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

In a word, disappointed. After years of this icon being our go to for family functions, afraid we will have to give it a miss in future. After waiting nearly two hours for mains, poor service (had to ask multiple times for drinks, pour our own wine and water, and ask to order food) our group of 14 left with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Cuisine
European, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
08:00 - 23:30
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
Description
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?