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Aquila Caffe Bar

#442 of 3,359 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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82 Eagle Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3221 2228
06:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Wed 06:00 - 16:00
Thu 06:00 - 19:00
Fri 06:00 - 23:00
Sat 07:00 - 11:30
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107 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Location, food, service - tick boxes for all these if you are looking for a breakfast catch up, coffee debrief and lunch if you work in brisbane CBD. Because of this, this place gets very busy. Recommend to book a table in particular for group lunch. Food and services are consistent ever since I've been there - over 5 years... More 

Thank Sho D
Aquila-Caffe-Bar, Owner at Aquila Caffe Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Sho D - and thank you for being a regular customer! More 

Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We dined here for breakfast with a couple of colleagues from work. Unfortunately they have some seating that is directly in the sun so it was a bit hot for some people. It can be a bit noisy too but you do get that when you are on a busy road in the CBD. The staff were friendly and the... More 

Thank TKP1325
Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I eat here regularly and have never had a bad experience. They have great staff & great food - no wonder they are successful.

Thank Andrew H
Aquila-Caffe-Bar, Owner at Aquila Caffe Bar, responded to this review

Andrew thank you SO much - we love our regulars!! And thank you for taking the time to write a review :) More 

Brisbane, Australia
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Seemed ok at first. Very vibrant but breakfast was ok. Coffee is good. Very squashy depending where you sit. The staff are very friendly though and make the cafe more enjoyable. It's ok worth a visit if you are passing through. Wouldn't go out of my way.

Thank Tam E
Aquila-Caffe-Bar, Owner at Aquila Caffe Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Crust S - next time you're passing through please pop in again, and ask one of our team if you can sit somewhere else! More 

Mackay, Australia
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Food was quick, fresh and delicious. Coffee was good. Atmosphere was a little noisy but overall good.

Thank Mossk92
Aquila-Caffe-Bar, Owner at Aquila Caffe Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Mossk92 😊 More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Lovely place, great location and friendly service. My husband was super impressed too - this was the first place we had found after 3 weeks in Oz which served a PINT of beer! And as for me, well, whoever put an Espresso Martini with Baileys Gelato on the menu deserves a medal! :-) wish we lived closer!

Thank butterflybarbie
Aquila-Caffe-Bar, Owner at Aquila Caffe Bar, responded to this review

Butterflybarbie we are so glad we could be a highlight of your trip to Brisbane!! And how good are those espresso martini's - the Baileys gelato is made for us by local Italian gelato-makers, we made them up as a Christmas special last December - and loved them so much we put them on the permanent menu!! Hope you enjoy... More 

Sydney, Australia
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120 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The owner of the restaurant has tapped into something very special here, her staff are all amazing, the ambience of the restaurant is wonderful and the food is delicious! Reasonably priced, great menu and once again - its the staff that make this place a special event!

Thank Lisa F
Aquila-Caffe-Bar, Owner at Aquila Caffe Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Lisa! We really pride ourselves on our team and our service, so we are thrilled when other people appreciate it. Thanks so much for taking the time to submit your review and we hope you'll be back soon :) More 

Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Have been a social diner for some time and the food and service has always been excellent. Recently I have started using the team for corporate events with great success. I would highly recommend.

Thank lmb_612
Aquila-Caffe-Bar, Owner at Aquila Caffe Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much lmb_612 - we really appreciate it! We are lucky to have such awesome customers as part of the Aquila "family" :) More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Just a nice venue. Good quality, albeit simple breakfast and the coffee was good. Atmosphere was vibrant and I recommended it for breakfast

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Aquila-Caffe-Bar, Owner at Aquila Caffe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to post it and hope to see you again. More 

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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Aquila on Saturday morning for breakfast. We were given two different menus and apparently ordered from the wrong one so they had to refund my friend. The staff weren't very pleasant and surprisingly didn't have hollandaise prepared which I found weird because it's a standard breakfast side. We all ordered the same thing which came to around $20 each... More 

Thank Alanah I
Aquila-Caffe-Bar, Owner at Aquila Caffe Bar, responded to this review

Hi Alanah, Firstly, please accept my apology that your experience with us last Saturday was a negative one. We have read your review a number of times and have thoroughly interviewed all staff rostered on that day as we take all reviews - particularly negative ones - very seriously. As such, we always endeavour to get to the cause of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Cafe, Australian, Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Eagle Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3221 2228
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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