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Cafe Black Forest

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196 Gladstone Rd | Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3217 2180
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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134 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Tasty tasty food! We all agree to return. Serving sizes are large and we were given takeaway containers to take left overs home which was very much appreciated. It is worth ordering ahead for the hocks - they were popular. Oh and the strudel for dessert was outstanding in my book! Prices were reasonable.

Thank Mad_ELK
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

What a lovely little place for a get together. Staff are very friendly, the food came out quickly, I was really taken back to Germany!

Thank Mandy J
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016

From the moment I walked in I should have just walked out again. No one was interested. We ordered extra hot coffee's first and only one was hot the other cold. The wait staff wanted to take our plates away while we were still eating, we asked and received the menu for dessert and then for 10 mins couldn't get... More 

1 Thank Ronelle J
Richard D, Owner at Cafe Black Forest, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your comments. Is it possible you were somewhere else? We greet any guest immediately and take care of our gusts. Our wait staff is regarded as very friendly and I just have to agree with that. I do not think that any rubbish you wrote is true in any way. However I know that... More 

South Australia, Australia
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120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

As we're both german ourselves we definaltey wanted to try this restaurant. I booked a table in advance as it always looked very busy when we drove by and also because I wanted to pre-order the duck. When we arrived we were positive surprised as it turns out the owner is german too. The food was super delicious and it... More 

Thank Kathi C
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Very traditional decor and atmosphere - I ordered 2 pork hocks & 1 duck - they got it round the wrong way but both were amazing. Huge servings and great value.

Thank Larisa286
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Food is very authentic, well prepared, and really tastes homemade. But the service - from the comic book. Waiters do not understand you, confuse the orders. We had to wait over 40 minutes for the food, which arrived one by one over the course of 20 minutes. Adults first, children last. No warm drinks served for 20 minutes as 'machine... More 

Thank Wadim S
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Our party was a family of grand children, parents and grandparents and we all enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere, service and delicious food.

Thank OMF2013
Brisbane, Australia
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We have been dining at the Black Forest German Restaurant many times now, this time we invited a business associate. It was their first time at the restaurant. All 4 of us had a good time and enjoyed the great traditional food, the German beers and wine. The restaurant has an excellent selection of German beers, which naturally are superb.... More 

Thank Klaus F
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

The worst restaurant experience! We had booked a table for seven pm and when we ordered our meals we were told that two of the items we would have liked were no longer available.A bit disappointed we settled different meals and after waiting for one and half hours were told that two of the meals were also no longer available.... More 

1 Thank tony-harding1
Richard D, Owner at Cafe Black Forest, responded to this review

Hello Toni, Thank you for your comment. However I like to respond. First of all I like to say that in my view your table did not waited for 1 1/2 hours before the meals arrived. As far as I remember you waited on that very busy evening not more than 40 minutes. Yes there were a few items from... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Went here after having driven past the restaurant a few times. We love German food and were recently in Munich, sampling the delicious food and beer there. The meal that we had last night was brilliant! I asked if it was possible to get the Pork Knuckle when we booked at 5:30pm, understanding that the restaurant requests 4 hours notice,... More 

Thank Deb D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 Gladstone Rd | Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3217 2180
The Black Forest Restaurant captures the best of German cuisine, combining the delicious authentic taste of Germany with a vibrant and exciting atmosphere. Meals are served in hearty portions, and are able to satisfy the most discerning German palates. Capable of holding any event, from weddings to birthdays, Cafe Black Forest is definitely a worthwhile visit.

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