Continental Cafe | 21 Barker Street, New Farm QLD 4005

Situated in a quite residential street in funky New Farm, Continental Café was always on my must try list ever since we frequented Chouquette next door. The café has been a long standing icon of New Farm and as we walked through its quaint door you cannot help but to immediately feel a sense of Parisian nostalgia.  

The other Travel Bunnie and I were just hopping in for a quite spot of lunch after we had been turned away from Hatch & Co for not having a reservation.  Service was quick and warm and the lunch menu had many options to choose from ranging from light snacks, to hearty French fare.  I was drawn to the Grilled lamb Greek salad, macadamia & mint pesto, soft fetta, tomato, cucumber, olives ($23.90) while the other travel bunnie decided on something a little more warming in the form of the Blanquette de veau - slow braised veal, white wine, mushrooms, wild rice, thyme, green beans ($28.90) while we sheared what was the real star of the meal, a petit bowl of French fries with classic aioli ($6.50).  My salad had generous pieces of lamb throughout and while I do like Greek cheese, I must say there was a lot of it (together with greek olives) in the dish.  The other travel bunnie’s dish was beautiful and while his veal was a touch dry, the white wine sauce when combined with the wild rice was a stunning dish all on its own.  As for the fries, let's just say we were coming up with innovative ways to decide on who was going to eat the last few! 

Don’t be fooled by this French bistro’s dated exterior, inside you will find classic French food served by a friendly team. 

Total bunnie dollars spent: $63.30

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