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Gallery, Cafe, and Wine Bar - Birrunga Cafe, Brisbane City, AU-QLD

Birrunga Cafe

4.7
4.7
31 Reviews
$40 and under
Café

Situated at basement level off Adelaide Street, in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, we serve as a sanctuary away from the hustle of the city where you can sit amongst a vast collection of First Nations art and artefacts, whilst enjoying delicious food, coffee, specialised non-alcoholic beers as well as a selection of boutique reds, whites, sparkles, ciders, and ales.

Our café is nestled in the heart of gallery boasting menus that are heavily influenced by bush tucker and indigenous cuisine. We utilise fresh and native ingredients to deliver modern twists on cultural classics, packed full of unique flavours. We serve breakfast and lunch every weekday from 7am to 3pm, and dinner every Thursday and Friday from 5pm.

The warm, welcoming glow of the spacious, open plan gallery is accented by various recycled, solid timber dining tables that can easily accommodate large group events or host an in

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Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Café, Breakfast, Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 7:00 am–2:00 pm
    Thu, Fri 7:00 am–8:00 pm
    Sat 9:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0456 204 687

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We provide a vast range of affordable catering options, with a unique First Nations inspired menu that you wont find anywhere else. Delivery available in the Brisbane CBD.

  • Private party facilities

    Our large, spacious gallery provides the perfect backdrop to host your event, no matter the size, style or budget we can work with you to make your event one to be remembered.

  • Neighborhood

    Brisbane CBD

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Situated near many inbound and outbound bus stops and 5 mins walk from the train station.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Wine Down

    A$50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    An intimate time with wines & unique artworks at the only Indigenous-owned & operated commercial cultural hub in Meanjin. For only $50pp, you can enjoy a 2 hour package of all-you-can-drink wine, paired with our Native grazing platters. *limited spots, booking essential

Offers

  • 30% Off Food & Drinks

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - Fri - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    We recognise that your happiness should not be limited to an hour, so come down and explore Birrunga Gallery for a few. Starting from 3PM to 6PM, you'll receive 30% off your total bill (including food). With a wide range of cocktails, wines and food to choose from, there's no better place to end a hard day's work!

Menu

Breakfast

Extras: ($2) - Egg, Tomato, Mushroom, Semi-dried Tomato, Rocket, Spinach, Hash Brown; ($4) - Bacon, Smoked Salmon, Leg Ham, Grilled Chicken; ($5) - Barramundi, Calamari, Whiting Fillet, Prawns; ($6) - Crocodile, Kangaroo, Emu

  • Breakfast BurgerA$12.00

    Thick cut bacon, free-range egg, spinach, cheese, bush tomato chutney & garlic aioli, served with a hash brown

    • Samuel's BagelA$14.00

      Smoked salmon & cream cheese on an onion bagel with a side of chillavo & dreamtime riberry sauce

      • Rosella Na TigelaA$15.00

        Our rosella & acai blend with seasonal fruits, chia seeds, coconut flakes & toasted granola

        • Outback Double StackA$16.00

          Poached egg on housemade fritters with kumara & silver beetroots, sliced avocado & hollandaise sauce

          • Eggs SammyA$18.00

            Eggs benny with extra steps. Poached eggs with salmon & hollandaise on a bao bun

            Fresh Juice

            • M.Y.OA$6.50

              Choose from a range of seasonal fruits. (subject to availability)

              • Green FloraA$8.00

                Kale, pineapple, celery, green apple, lime, honeydew melon, ginger, kiwi & peppermint

                • Red DropA$8.00

                  Rosella, rockmelon, orange, watermelon, ginger, rosewater & lemon extract

                  • Tropikal ConnectionA$8.00

                    Watermelon, passionfruit, pineapple, kiwi, orange, honeydew melon, rose water & lemon extract

                    • Rocky SunsetA$8.00

                      Passionfruit, ginger, carrot, celery, watermelon, pineapple, rockmelon & lemon extract

                      Build It

                      • BaseA$5.00

                        Bagel, Croissant, Sourdough, Wrap, Gluten free Bread, Bao Bun, Matcha Bun

                        • Body

                          Extras: ($2) - Egg, Tomato, Mushroom, Semi-dried Tomato, Rocket, Spinach, Hash Brown; ($4) - Bacon, Smoked Salmon, Leg Ham, Grilled Chicken; ($5) - Barramundi, Calamari, Whiting Fillet, Prawns; ($6) - Crocodile, Kangaroo, Emu

                          • Sauce

                            ($0.50) - Tomato, BBQ, Mayo, Sweet Chilli, Garlic Aioli, Tartare, Ranch, Sweet Mustard, Dijon Mustard, English Mustard, Honey Mustard; ($1) - Tomato Chutney, Pesto, Finger Lime, Pepperberry BBQ, Chilli Jam, Rosella Jam, Riberry Jam, Davidson Plum Jam; ($2) - SBR Buffalo Sauce, SBR Original BBQ, SBR Hickory BBQ, Hollandaise

                            Lunch

                              Smaller

                              • Chilli Prawn SlidersA$13.00

                                Fresh prawns with finger lime mayo

                                • Fricken Bao BunsA$14.00

                                  Fried chicken thigh, coleslaw, sriracha mayo & sweet baby rays

                                  • Trio TostadaA$16.00

                                    Native meats served on tortillas with salsa & sriracha mayo

                                    • Lamb CutletsA$16.00

                                      Marinated with rosemary pepperberry spice

                                      Larger

                                      • CA Chicken ParmaA$20.00

                                        Served with Big Country Chips & salad

                                        • Matcha BurgerA$25.00

                                          Choice of meat. Caramelized onions, cos lettuce, housemade bush tomato sauce & garlic aioli on a matcha bun

                                          • Teriyaki Haw BarramundiA$28.00

                                            Teriyaki barramundi with a twist. Served with wild rice & greens

                                            • Dorrigo Pepper CrocA$28.00

                                              Super croc tail beer battered in Sobah aniseed myrtle stout, served with waffle fries & coleslaw

                                              • 350g Roo Filet MignonA$32.00

                                                Wrapped with bacon, served with Kumara mash & Birrunga Shiraz jus

                                                Sharing

                                                • Oysters NativeA$4.00

                                                  Fried & served with lemon myrtle & salsa verde

                                                  • Hummus DamperA$10.00

                                                    Chef Phil's housemade damper served with river mint hummus

                                                    • Antipasto PlatterA$24.00

                                                      Selection of seasonal cheese, fruit & meats

                                                      Sides

                                                      • Big Country ChipsA$7.00

                                                        Straight cut chips served with aioli

                                                        • KumaraA$8.00

                                                          Sweet potato chips served with sour cream & sweet chilli

                                                          • River Mint CapreseA$12.00

                                                            Classic fresh caprese salad dressed with river mint oil

                                                            • Riverside BruschettaA$12.00

                                                              Housemade salsa with river mint oil on a baguette

                                                              Dessert

                                                              desserts served with vanilla ice cream (gluten free)

                                                              • Wattleseed & Chocolate BrownieA$8.00

                                                                • Rosella CheesecakeA$10.00

                                                                  • Cinnamon & Wattleseed Banana BreadA$8.00

                                                                    Last updated: February 5, 2022

                                                                    What 31 people are saying

                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                    4.7
                                                                    4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                    • 4.8Food
                                                                    • 4.9Service
                                                                    • 4.7Ambience
                                                                    • 4.8Value

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                                                                      Luvfood

                                                                      Brisbane

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      A hidden oasis in the busyness of the city. Amazing artwork

                                                                    2. TG

                                                                      TonyG

                                                                      Brisbane

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Aman and his staff do a great job in this innovative place - excellent food served to our group of 8 on the four day Meanjin Meander walk. You can view the very moving artworks between bites.

                                                                    3. JG

                                                                      JeremyG

                                                                      Brisbane

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                      A great place to eat. A simple menu. Great staff. Wonderful art.

                                                                    4. L

                                                                      Luvfood

                                                                      Brisbane

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on February 23, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      A wonderful escape in the middle of the city, wonderful food and surrounded by stunning art.

                                                                    5. K

                                                                      Kristi

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on December 20, 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our office Christmas lunch at Birrunga. With the quality of food and service it deserved to be a lot busier. The art hanging on the wall was high quality and added interest to our event. We will certainly be back.

                                                                    6. HC

                                                                      HelenaC

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on December 15, 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Birrunga is a hidden gem, and a unique experience, you will not forget. The food is always is fabulous, and the team are so friendly and polite. Being able to eat your meal surrounded by Indigenous art is great experience. Everyone should try it at least once.

                                                                    7. VN

                                                                      VictoriaN

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Unique menu based on Australian flavours and ingredients enjoyed in ever-changing surroundings (thanks to the Birrunga Art Gallery). Would also recommend as a function space!

                                                                    8. AH

                                                                      AndreaH

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great food and wonderful service. I had a call confirming my booking the day before and I was called on the day to explain that there was a problem with the kitchen for big orders - this did not bother us at all as we were going for lunch and were planning to order individual meals.

                                                                    9. CS

                                                                      CameronS

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on December 7, 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Food you can’t get anywhere else in a unique setting

                                                                    10. j

                                                                      jodiel

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on December 7, 2021

                                                                      overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                                      The service was good and staff were friendly. We ordered light meals very tasty

                                                                    11. KH

                                                                      KateH

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on October 27, 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Fabulous location and food - would highly recommend!

                                                                    12. GR

                                                                      GRRR

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on September 24, 2021

                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                      A hidden gem in the CBD! It's an amazing feeling to sit amongst incredible artwork while you enjoy your lunch. The kangaroo burger had some interesting flavours, without straying too far from what you might think a burger should taste like, but be warned, it's big! The patty is very thick and juicy and the chips were delicious.

                                                                    13. TG

                                                                      TonyG

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on September 22, 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                      This gallery cafe is such a surprise with innovative, tasty and great value food, excellent service and inspirational art to browse. They have an interesting story to tell and they deserve to do very well. We look forward to taking our next small group there.

                                                                    14. CB

                                                                      CatherineB

                                                                      Brisbane

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on September 17, 2021

                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                      We went for lunch with a large group. The service is great, food yummy and different. Would definitely recommend this venue for lunch.

                                                                    15. JS

                                                                      JackieS

                                                                      Brisbane

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on September 14, 2021

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                      We used to dine there regularly up until about 8 months ago when food quality went off (uncooked or poor quality ) had stayed away, but decided to give restaurant another try was very happy with food (not back to original quality ie salads used to be wonderful and very interesting ) but we all enjoyed our lunch and will certainly be back service was great

                                                                    16. BF

                                                                      BrisbaneFoodie

                                                                      Melbourne

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on August 23, 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Birrunga is a beautiful space with amazing service!

                                                                    17. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Brisbane

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on August 17, 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      My first time, and have been looking forward to it so much. It didn't let me down, loved the whole thing. Everyone has to experience this place.

                                                                    18. E

                                                                      Elfy

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on January 21, 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Fabulous food, wonderful and friendly service, amazing art ❤️

                                                                    19. N

                                                                      Nimandra

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on December 23, 2020

                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                      Delicious food and friendly service. The gallery setting is unique and there were some beautiful pieces on display. It's a bit dark, as expected. Overall, a lovely experience. Highly recommend the Emu burger.

                                                                    20. RV

                                                                      RachelV

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on November 19, 2020

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      wonderful food surrounded by beautiful Indigenous artworks

                                                                    21. KD

                                                                      KimD

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on October 15, 2020

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Outstanding space to eat, relax, and enjoy. A feast for your belly and senses. Will be back. Highly, highly recommend

                                                                    22. TN

                                                                      TeeN

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on October 10, 2020

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great place to dine very relaxing atmosphere and the food was great. Best kangaroo Sangas ever.

                                                                    23. JS

                                                                      JackieS

                                                                      Brisbane

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on August 26, 2020

                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                      we love catching up with our work colleagues for lunch at the Cafe now we are back in the office once a week due to Covid

                                                                    24. SM

                                                                      ShaMW

                                                                      Brisbane

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined on July 23, 2020

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Beautiful space with high quality food at very good prices. Going to be a favourite. The art work is outstanding!

                                                                    25. MN

                                                                      MegN

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on July 10, 2020

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                      I love visiting Birrunga - the food is tasty and filling, and the staff are friendly.

                                                                    26. FB

                                                                      FionaB

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on July 10, 2020

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Something a bit different. Food was good. Service friendly and efficient.

                                                                    27. M

                                                                      Morganite

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on July 8, 2020

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      So happy to have finally made it to Birrunga Cafe and Gallery - outstanding service, ambience and food! Amazing artworks. I highly recommend going, and will come back again soon. Thank you Birrunga Cafe and Gallery

                                                                    28. MP

                                                                      MarkP

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on December 4, 2019

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      An excellent date lunch with my wife, will definitely be back. Keen to get back for some Friday after work action too x

                                                                    29. VL

                                                                      VeronicaL

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on September 12, 2019

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Fantastic food and terrific environment for a quite meal or a team meeting. I took my team there for a meeting and it was just terrific. The staff organised a space for us that was separate from the rest of the restaurant and that worked brilliantly. All round a sensational experience!

                                                                    30. CP

                                                                      CarlaP

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on August 23, 2019

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great little spot. Tables are well spaced for conversation and not feeling claustrophobic. Food is good and atmosphere is friendly

                                                                    31. CS

                                                                      CassandraS

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on July 22, 2019

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great space! Had a beautiful meal on our visit! Will definitely be back

                                                                    Safety precautions

                                                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                      • Contactless payment available
                                                                    • Physical distancing

                                                                      • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                      • Extra space between tables
                                                                    • Screening

                                                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                    FAQs

                                                                    Birrunga Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0456 204 687.

                                                                    Birrunga Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

                                                                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                    Booked 1 time today
                                                                    Experiences are available.
                                                                    Google Map for Birrunga Cafe

                                                                    300 Adelaide St Basement Level Brisbane City, AU-QLD 4000

                                                                    Additional information

                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                      Brisbane CBD

                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                      Tue, Wed 7:00 am–2:00 pm
                                                                      Thu, Fri 7:00 am–8:00 pm
                                                                      Sat 9:00 am–8:00 pm

                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                      Café, Breakfast, Australian

                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                      None

                                                                    • Public transit

                                                                      Situated near many inbound and outbound bus stops and 5 mins walk from the train station.

                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                      MasterCard, Visa

                                                                    • Additional

                                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                      0456 204 687

                                                                    • Catering

                                                                      We provide a vast range of affordable catering options, with a unique First Nations inspired menu that you wont find anywhere else. Delivery available in the Brisbane CBD.

                                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                                      Our large, spacious gallery provides the perfect backdrop to host your event, no matter the size, style or budget we can work with you to make your event one to be remembered.

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