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The New Black

3.8
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17 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
Your number one choice for mouth-watering meals, delicious coffee and stellar service in Fortitude Valley.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 17 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.8based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
3.6
Service
3.8
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Energetic
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kcbean
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Really excellent menu & definitely well priced. It is a little awkward/confusing to get into, but certainly worth it once you find it. Most of the staff were very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The cafe isn’t open Monday’s yet we were able to book on open table.. we arrived at the restaurant after a 15 min walk on my birthday to find it closed. Very poor

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Venue is really nice. Food was amazing. Only let down was the service. No host so it’s confusing when you arrive and most of the staff did not acknowledge anyone at the door. Once seated, the staff seemed poorly trained in basic waiter skills. So many missed opportunities so upsell more drinks. Tables left uncleared. It’s a shame because you have potential to be so good. Just invest in training your front of house staff to be as good as your kitchen staff and you will do well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

Beautiful food but the noise and waiters staring into their iPads instead of giving eye contact means we won’t be coming back, but would do takeaway.

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BenK
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, intimate atmosphere, friendly staff, and the meals were fantastic. Will definitely be coming here again.

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yummm
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Great food and coffee. One of the best brunches I've had in Brisbane, if not THE BEST. Service was a bit haphazardly, with outdoor seating in a wind tunnel, making it very hard to enjoy the exceptional food.

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NikkiK
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

I came back with my boyfriend to give this place a go after poor service delivery when it first opened.
We reserved and met our booking, were seated, then asked to have coffees and breakfast along the wall seats to, "prioritise and influencer for the lighting".

Food was presented beautifully but lacked taste and the coffees were really nice. A shame.

MJ
MadJ
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Waited 39
Minutes for an order to be taken then an hour and a half for meals . Had a coffee made on cows milk when asked for an alternative due to food allergies . Good came out cold . Got a coffee free of charge didn’t really
Make up for it .

DS
DeniseS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful staff, delicious food, great atmosphere. Loved it!

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pettinas
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great coffee. Truly interesting and different menu that delivers on flavour every time.

The New Black
Responded on 31 July 2020

Thank you Pettinas for choosing to dine with us.

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Panchoj
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff and delicious food
Nice environment

The New Black
Responded on 31 July 2020

Thank you Panchoj, please visit us again some time.

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vipWarnes
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab cafe tucked into cute little laneway.

The New Black
Responded on 31 July 2020

Thanks Warnes, please visit us again some time.

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BruceM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Birthday breakfast...exciting menu, great location and perfect!

The New Black
Responded on 31 July 2020

Thanks BruceM. Visit us again sometime.

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MB
MattBee
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great cafe in the heart of Fortitude Valley. You must try the Fried Chicken Benedict dish. Amazing! Great coffee and friendly staff too! I've been a couple of times now and was impressed on both occasions. Make sure you reserve a spot inside though. It gets a bit breezy in the laneway seating section.

LW
LouiseW
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Very polite and helpful staff. So friendly. Waited 35 mins for avo on toast. Wasn’t anything special. Great vibe and atmosphere but food is average. Amazing coffee however - go for coffee !!

The New Black
Responded on 31 July 2020

Thanks for your candor LousieW, we're always looking for ways to improve. Hopefully we perform better next time you visit (even if it's only for the coffee).

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Jane
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, always just that little bit different, very tasty and very pleasing to the eye. Great service, very friendly and attentive staff, would highly recommend this place.
Looking forward to trying the evening session, keep up the good work.

The New Black
Responded on 31 July 2020

Thanks for your kind words JaneE, we're looking forward to seeing you again soon. The next dinner will be advertised soon.

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BevanW
Brisbane / QLD
7 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Edgy and different but not outlandish. Great food I can’t wait to share again.

FAQs

The New Black offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0404 348 954.

The New Black is rated 3.8 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.