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Olio Cafe and Bar

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Grey Street | South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 3010 5999
07:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Wed 07:00 - 16:30
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 19:30
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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
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260 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Stopped here for lunch and had parked in convention center car park. When I went to pay they gave me a discount for the car park which was great - saved me heaps. Food was awesome and service exceptional. If we are back in Brisbane, will definitely stop in again!

Thank Sean P
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Olio is located on the ground floor of the Brisbane Convention Centre, on the Grey street side of the complex. It is opposite the Performing Arts Centre and the train and bus stations, museum and State art galleries are a block away. Olio's menus offer a good range of breakfast and mains options. It has full bar service and free... More 

Thank LadyMycroft
Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Perfect position for proximity to the South Bank cafe precinct, car park, Qpac and convention centre. Service exemplary, generous meals, great variety and pricing. Even a parking deal for $8.00 when you spend $40 at the cafe. They catered for my vegan and grain free needs for the main course. Good coffee too. Sadly I had to miss dessert as... 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$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
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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

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