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“Fantastic food and service”

New Farm Deli & Cafe
Ranked #31 of 5,146 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$21
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Buzzy, busy, upbeat family owned and operated Italian-style cafe serving wholesome, home-made style cuisine with generous servings, good coffee and friendly service. With the attached comprehensive delicatessen featuring an impressive range of Prosciutti, Salumi, Cheese, European wines and 'everything' gourmet, New Farm Deli & Cafe` satisfies all the senses and an essential destination for discerning palates...
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch experience today. It was a nice change to actually have to choose from a large range of delicious options (finally settled for frittata with a side salad) and my girlfriend had the chicken and mushroom pasta which she said was very good. Coffee was great (and hot!) and then we had the tough decision of which of the many cakes in the cabinet to have. We shared a lemon curd tart and tiramisu - both were great! Planning our next lunch date already!

Thank lyndaw573
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

If your after a decent coffee NF Deli you need to head. Food, staff and cleanliness 10/10. Definitely recommend.

Thank ccfelsch
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

This Deli has atmosphere with a capital A, from the Iberico Hams and huge wheels of Reggiano cheese in the windows to the scrumptious food. I had the house salad with grilled prawns and aioli dressing and struggled to finish as it was such a generous lunch. My Mother had the same but as a warm streak salad and could not believe the generous portions she was given.
The staff are friendly and very efficient. Our lunch was very reasonable in cost so good value all around.

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1  Thank De-Anne K
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food & the drinks selection. Choice of inside or outside dining. Lots of onsite parking.

1  Thank camilleevans2
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

"My Village News" pushed aside (apparently the publication is unaware of Herston, the suburb with the greatest history in Brisbane), so that the friendly waiter could place down my spaghetti vongole on the table: heaven. New Farm Deli is your Carlton when you don't have a Carlton. It's the Lygon Street you have when you don't have a Lygon Street, it's the King and Godfree when you don't have a King and Godfree, it's the Tiamo One and Tiamo Two, and the il Carretto, when you're lonesome for some of Victoria's brand of good Italian tucker and produce, (and are actually starting to miss brunettes in this state of blonde). New Farm Deli is a sweet place. As I scooped the last of the delicious garlicky oil from the vongole, pleased and quite assured this is the dish delivered from heaven to earth, I caught site of the "My Village News" again, then thanked the young waitress as she cleared my table and I thought about an espresso - could they equal il Carretto in North Carlton?, the place where an old flame, (a much younger flame than I in years), declared the il Carretto short black the standard by which other coffee shops should be measured: "Not like Carretto!" she would declare at bistro after bistro, shop after shop; infact Gianni at Brunetti's and Frank at Tiamo One deliver equally good espresso, it was just she had her first espresso at il Carretto, but anyway, I was confident the espresso would be splendid at New Farm Deli and organised one. So here was "My Village News" and across the lower front page was listed the suburbs it covers, including Newstead and Newstead North - Newstead North? We're talking about micro suburbs already with New Farm and Teneriffe and Spring Hill, what's with the Newstead North? Where is Newstead North? And where's Herston, dear boy? Why isn't it listed?! If Evelyn Waugh had set Brideshead Revisited in Brisbane, inspired by one of the most historical figures in this City, it would have been called Herston Revisited. How could Herston be left off "My Village News" as a suburb the publication represents? Do they not play golf at My Village News?! People from New Farm and Teneriffe do, and no doubt, from Newstead North (which street is that?!), and they play golf in, wait for it, Herston. Have they not attended happy hour at the Victoria Park Bistro in Herston? Dear, oh dear. By the way, the espresso is excellent at New Farm Deli. So, here we have Herston, with the same post code as some other suburbs listed by "My Village News" and yet it doesn't get a Guernsey! What gives? It's just as close to the CBD as suburbs listed on My Village News, it's on the same side of the river (unlike Kangaroo Point!), it's got beautiful Queenslander houses, and, it aint overwhelmed by apartment blocks (well, thank heaven for that!). Now the "My Village News" is a nice publication full of news of events, pictures from past events, and yes, history. But did I mention the excellent small goods and bread you can get at New Farm Deli? It opens a bit after 6am and doesn't do dinner, but it's packed from opening to closing time. Young Michelle - when she gets up here - is going to demand the vongole, and, so am I. Park on the street if you don't like door dints, and as New Farm is an official "squattocracy" suburb, the Brisbane City Empire, aka the City State, hasn't rubbed out all the street parking with its infamous yellow stripe by the gutters. New Farm Deli is a top spot. And Herston? If you're just flying in, Herston gets its name from the first premier of the state, Robert Herbert and his attorney general and close friend, John Bramston, who used parts of their surnames to create the word Herston and name Herbert's farm house and property (which now takes in much of the suburb). They had met at Oxford and shared rooms there. In Brisbane, they raced horses, Robert Herbert's grey, Grasshopper won the Corinthian Cup in a race for gentlemen in 1865 (I had the pleasure of picking it up recently at the Oxley Library), and they rowed and sailed in Herbert's boat, Nina. His hope, never fulfilled was to get a steam launch. Both returned to England and Bramston came back and married- Brisbane Revisited, perhaps. But to return to the New Farm Deli, they do splendid Italian deserts there also if you want to throw caution to the wind like Somerset Maugham's Three Fat Women of Antibes. New Farm Deli, 10 out of 10. Cheers. J

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