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Cinema Cafe

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158 Oxford St | Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland 4171, Australia
+61 7 3899 2276
08:30 - 22:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 08:30 - 15:30
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Sat 08:30 - 22:30
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Brisbane, Australia
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271 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There aren't many good Greek restaurants in Brisbane but this is definitely one of them.....try the octopus to start with...delicious and so tender. My husband loved his moussaka as I did my lamb cutlets, a generous serve together with beautiful baked vegetables (loved the eggplant and sweet potato) and fresh Greek salad. Finish the feast off with some baklava and... More 

Thank Helenjen
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I wanted to have a quick bite before the movie at Balmoral and were very pleasantly surprised by our meals here. I had lamb skewers with tzaziki, pita bread and lemon potato with Greek salad and he had the same except with chicken. The charcoal cooked meat was very tasty and tender while everything else was just... More 

Thank venesa_conomos
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110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Looking for for lunch in Bulimba no pressure as we looked over the menu out front of the restaurant and took our time to decide. We sat down and actually went with a suggestion from the friendly waiter and it was perfect not too filling, healthy and affordable and we were not rushed out when we finished. Good to have... More 

Thank getawaygirlBrisbane
Rockhampton, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

3rd time visiting this restaurant. 3rd time I have ordered the same pasta. Best pasta I have had in then whole of Australia. Ratesh is an amazing chef takes lots of pride in every dish, and Suman the front of house, always looks after us and provides excellent customer service. I will return here every time I am in Brisbane... More 

Thank Ross V
Brisbane, Australia
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

A nice place to have a pre or post movie snack/coffee. I do like their sweets selection. The historical pictures all over the wall are a great addition. Service is good but could be better. I keep going back.

Thank Donna S
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This cafe looks a little old fashioned compared to the more modern cafes and restaurants locally. However, the food was lovely. They checked for gf as my daughter and I are both gluten free. We had delicious lamb kebabs , and Greek salad. The staff were pleasant. It would be easy to overlook this cafe with all the new trendier... More 

Thank Anna E
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This café has a long history and was one of the best in the 1980's as the in crowd gathered here after the cinemas and had late night dining before Bulimba became trendy. The walls were once adorned with photos of movie stars. It had the suggestion of a hideaway for a secret rendezvous, no one could see you from... More 

Thank malbertster
Brisbane, Australia
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

My husband & I visited here a few weeks ago to have dinner after seeing a movie. The restaurant serves mostly Greek food plus a range of chefs specials on the specials board. Our waitress was fantastic, moving us to another table when our old one was wobbly, helping my fussy eater husband choose a meal he might like from... More 

Thank Lynette S
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch today with my best friend. It is now a Greek restaurant and the tables are set beautifully with table cloths etc. We both had the skewers, one chicken, one lamb. They came with a dip, pita bread triangles, a potato and salad. The meat was juicy and delicious and there was plenty of it, I couldn't quite... More 

1 Thank Natalie C
Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

If your after a good merlo coffee come here! We didn't eat in or order food which is why I gave it a 4/5 as we didn't experience further service that way. But great service and quick for take away coffees, and using merlo coffee which is always delicious! Will return here to eat ASAP.

Thank nicolekizia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Mediterranean, Greek, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Oxford St | Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland 4171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3899 2276

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?