We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Olio Cafe and Bar

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Grey Street | South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 3010 5999
07:00 - 16:30
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 16:30
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 19:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 76: English reviews
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very disappointed with our pre-theatre lunch. After my 3rd choice because they had run out of some ingredients, I still didn't get what I had asked for......3rd time lucky "not". The food was very average and we had to constantly ask for service. Our party of 4 will not be returning to this venue.

Thank Suzanne B
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Handy to our accomadation with a good selection of food for breakfast. The waiter was very helpful and the service was very good.

Thank Monssen
Level Contributor
67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful little (well, not really so little) coffee shop & bar. Excellent service and attention, even from the new staff member. Ok, so he didn't know everything about the menu yet, but he sure tried and was very pleasant. A more experienced waiter came to the rescue. Lunch fare is ok and priced alright, although in comparison, the drinks are... More 

Thank goldfingers
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Level Contributor
97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

A delicious BLT with a celebratory glass of French bubbly before attending the evening performance of Ladies in Black was fantastic. The service was quick and super friendly and they got it right for a bite to eat on the go! Would definitely recommend this cafe which is a short distance from the venues so an easy walk to settle... More 

Thank Moisy53
Level Contributor
59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

At Grey St entrance to Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre, uncrowded, airy, cool. Good range of breakfasts, and drinks. Cheerful efficient service. Works well for breakfast and coffee meetings.

Thank Ross C
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Pre theatre dining is usually fraught with danger, hoping that everything happens before the curtain goes up. Not here. Very efficient, effective service and a modest pre-theatre menu means that things turn up hot and as ordered. Good portion sizes and very polite staff make this a hassle free experience. Use the parking discount process and it makes it a... More 

Thank Andrew D
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

It is after some time that I must retract the glowing review which I made of this establishment. My bride and I were full of praise for Olio ... innovative and freshly prepared food which ticked all the boxes .Great service...adequate wine list ... Being avid QPAC attendees we found Olio to be our place of choice for a before... More 

Thank saxafun
Level Contributor
262 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

A nice position, convenient to the arts district and parking (the $8 parking if you buy more than $40 of food is very helpful). The noise from traffic can be problematic at times. Service is friendly and they are only too happy to help. I want to let the owners know that the granola mixture is a bit heavy (I... More 

Thank Dale T
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to hang out. Service staff were friendly and makes me feel comfy. Mocha was fragrant and good. I ordered bacon and baby spinach omelette with goat's cheese, herb oil & sour dough bread. I love the combination of the omelette.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My friend & I stopped here for dinner before a show at QPAC and what a lovely surprise! The wait staff were so friendly and professional, the food we ordered came out quickly and was high quality. We both ordered the battered fish & it was well above the level I was expecting for this little place. It was cooked... More 

Thank ddariaa

Travellers who viewed Olio Cafe and Bar also viewed

Brisbane, Brisbane Region
Brisbane, Brisbane Region
Brisbane, Brisbane Region
Brisbane, Brisbane Region
Brisbane, Brisbane Region
Brisbane, Brisbane Region

Been to Olio Cafe and Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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$11 - US$23
Cafe, Australian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grey Street | South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3010 5999

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Olio Cafe and Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?