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Gillian's Garden Cafe - CLOSED

999 East Stanley Street | East Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
10 Aug 2014
“Pleasant cafe and tasty food”
3 Jun 2014
“Peaceful and eclectic location”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, Australian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
999 East Stanley Street | East Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

We decided to try here for lunch. The secret garden cafe is cute with a little antique/gift shop attached. The tables are set amongst plants and greenery. We ordered the risotto with scallops and Japanese pancake with pork belly. Both dishes were extremely tasty. Service...More

Thank Rbbenno
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Great place to meet up with friends for coffee or take your Mum! You can visit the little nursery first, then a bout of clothes or antique furniturev shopping and then morning tea in Gillian's cafe - all within the same space - fabulous! Nursery...More

Thank Mardi B
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Just had a lovely lunch and shop at The Secret Garden Cafe yesterday. The decor is fun and eclectic, the shopping for antique as well as new and trendy was fun and inspiring and the lunch was perfect! Both my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 27 November 2013

A peaceful spot amongst a busy suburb. Lots to see and do.Food great, service good , prices a little more than average. lLoking through the antiques brought back memories for my parents. A great way to spend a hour or two for something different. Take...More

Thank Desiree C
Reviewed 4 August 2013

The food was delicious, service on a busy Sunday was adequate, the atmosphere and ambience is delightful. But I don't think it is acceptable to find on the menu that there is a 10% loading on Sundays and then to discover at the cashier that...More

Thank Nola W
Reviewed 30 July 2013

I have been here several times with friends to catch up over morning tea. I love the cakes and chai .I especially enjoy listening to the little canary...it is pure music when he sings and browsing the little antique space in front of the cafe.

Thank Helen255068
Reviewed 30 July 2013

I took a friend here for her birthday and we were both delighted with the food, but then anything Gillian Hirst is involved with is always great. It is part of a nursery and gift shop, so when you have finished eating you can browse...More

Thank valleymeg
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Ate as a large group for sunday lunch, and the café was full. I would expect that this is their busiest time of the week, so you would think there would be the staff to cater for this. Sadly it was this aspect that really...More

Thank GayleJP
Reviewed 2 July 2013

I took my mum here for breakfast recently. Lovely home garden atmosphere and friendly staff. I had one of the specials which was cooked well and a sufficient serving. Coffee was nice. We enjoyed having a browse around afterwards too.

Thank TravellingFeather
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Welcomed by the proprietor , seated to suit, attentive service and delightful food. We couldn't have asked for more to celebrate a special birthday. Two mains, BYO drinks, coffees and a shared dessert left us replete and $65 out of pocket. A very satisfying experience.

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  • Address: 999 East Stanley Street | East Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
Well known local chef from the 8's and 90's now located in an antique shop/garden nursery and producing unbelievable dishes on her own terms. only opens for breakfast and lunch 7 days
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