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Journey Cafe & Bar

€€ - €€€, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
143 Racecourse Rd | Ascot, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
+61 7 3630 2747
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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06:00 - 15:00 Hours
Australian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
143 Racecourse Rd | Ascot, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had brunch there recently and were quite satisfied with the food and service. Like all of the Racecourse Road area parking on a weekend morning can be at a premium. Café offers inside or outside seating. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Food served...More

Thank Graeme D
sandddweller, Owner at Journey Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the review Graeme. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit. There are car spaces below the building via access beside the cafe.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined at journey cafe for the past five years when staying in Brisbane. We ordered the signature breakfast board now served on a plate. The corn fritters were delivered separately in a bowl with a hurried apology. These were cold hard and stodgy....More

1  Thank Benley11
sandddweller, Owner at Journey Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We agree this is unacceptable, and we have taken steps to address this. We have had some staff changes recently, and a couple of new chefs in the kitchen, and this also includes some inexperienced staff. Unfortunately the senior had...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018

Pleasant and helpful staff. Owner very gracious coffee great. food good. Just wish they would ask customers to leave their dogs at HOME.

Thank Mek59
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Undercooked eggs, burnt toast, not consistent in what you get, one breakfast came with spinach leaves the other didn’t - did not ask for this! Must be under new management as this place used to be brilliant, not visiting again sorry.

Thank Chappy250
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We had a reasonably large group for lunch on Saturday and commend the staff on their friendly, attentive service. The food was tasty and arrived in a timely way. Thank you for an enjoyable meal.

sandddweller, Owner at Journey Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thanks for the great feedback hjohnston66! Will make sure this is passed on to the team, and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Group of 7 adults for brunch. Coffees and hot chocolate before food were lukewarm. Food was okay but again, just warm. The menu looks great but based on this visit we wouldn't come back. Service was okay.I regret now not saying more at the time....More

Thank Leanne T
sandddweller, Owner at Journey Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hi Leanne, I'm very sorry to hear your report. You didn't say what time you were in on Sunday - but were were very busy from 9am to 11am, so there may have been some delays. That however is not an excuse. I do apologise...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018

We don't live anywhere near Ascot but we always try and fit in a visit to Journey Café & Bar whenever we can. We had another perfect visit today. Service, food and coffee were all exceptional as usual. Staff are so friendly and welcoming, and...More

Thank Noi-Pip
sandddweller, Owner at Journey Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Thanks Noi-Pip! We have many customers who travel from afar and drop in to see us - from across Brisbane, and the Sunshine and Gold Coasts too!

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We were really looking forward to a coffee on the way home to Noosa, so we were dissapointed with the 3 very poor quality coffees that were served. The cow's milk tasted off and it was scorched. The soy milk coffees were disgusting too. But...More

Thank sadimyerz
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Visited here for a couples lunch at noon, menu was varied with all day breakfast options. Menu had good variety for breakfast/brunch/lunch - our table ordered pulled pork burger, corn fritters, steak sandwich and I ordered the sweet potato gnocchi. Service was about 30 minutes...More

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I had lunch at the cafe with coworkers and must say that the service was exceptional. The waitstaff are friendly and helpful. The food was delicious! I had the calamari and my coworkers were also very happy with their meals. Highly recommended if you are...More

Thank Jovana D
sandddweller, Owner at Journey Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hi Jovana. We're very happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Racecourse Rd | Ascot, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3630 2747
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Located at the top end of Racecourse Road in Ascot, Journey is the go-to place for locals and visitors for great coffee, breakfast and lunch. Great for a casual get-together or an informal business meeting. At Journey we have a philosophy to prepare and serve good wholesome fresh food, and to do it simply and honestly. We also prepare catering for business meetings, parties, etc. Journey uses TOBY'S ESTATE coffee & teas exclusively, Featuring Toby's hand-crafted "Wolloomoloo" Blend, a big mouthful of body and flavour. Journey also has a range of fine teas including organic and herbal blends. We also freshly prepare our own juice combinations, and delicious smoothies.
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