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Continental Cafe

21 Barker St | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
+61 7 3254 0377
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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21 Barker St | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A cosy cafe whose small exterior hides a remarkably large interior. Food is reminiscent of a French Cafe meals but clearly casts its culinary heritage more widely, to the whole "continent". A nice selection of traditional continental European dishes and desserts. Serving sizes are appropriate....More

Thank OchreSilence
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Didn't expect such wonderful food from a quiet basic looking cafe but boy I was wrong. The food was wonderful and the wine selections were great. I had the best seafood risotto I have ever eaten. The food was fresh and wonderful and the staff...More

Thank foodadvisor2017
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Friends were staying in the city so we hopped on a City Cat. We floated under the bridge and got off at New Farm and walked to Cafe Continental for dinner. Never fails to please - one of us had the fish of the day,...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We received a warm friendly greeting when we arrivd at this restaurant. It reminded us of a bistro in a quiet part of France. The food was traditional and delicious. Rabbit friccasse with rissotto with a Yarra Valley Pinor noir was a good choice. ginger...More

Thank JandJMelbourne
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

And I've had a few as it is my 'go to' option at breakfast. I visited on a Saturday morning around 9 am and was surprised at how empty it was. I loved that though as I didn't feel rushed and I got to enjoy...More

Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

'Conti' is a Brisbane institution and a family staple to us. A delightful cosy space with an open plan kitchen whereby diners can watch the owner Beau & his team cook up honest fresh European dishes using the freshest of ingredients. There is a separate...More

Thank Zafrolly
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner with our cousins from Brisbane. All round everyone loved the food. My wife had the falafel salad which was delicious and well sized. I had the chicken soy lime which was amazing!!! The soups looked great too. Overall a fantastic dining experience...More

Thank Justin L
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We have been here a few times but not lately in the last couple of years for some reason so decided to see how it was going. I don't know why we ever stopped coming here because it hasn't changed and is just so good....More

1  Thank Clive W
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Some things never change as is said "if you do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result you are a bloody idiot". We have always enjoyed the meals served but the service has always been terrible. Staff spend more time...More

Thank SinkingSeabourn
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Thank you to the chef and staff at the Continental Cafe for the sensational job of catering my partner's 60th Birthday party. It couldn't have been better. The private room was set our perfectly, the food was spot on, all our guests commented on how...More

Thank Elizabeth2859
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14 January 2017|
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Response from Beau D | Property representative |
Dear glenda666, We offer (padded) banquette seats along the wall as well as bistro chairs and tables throughout. Kind regards Continental Cafe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 26
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, 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
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Barker St | New Farm, 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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