Shingle Inn’s top five baristas from all over Australia have been selected to make their four best espressos, four best flat whites and four Signature Drinks for a panel of judges at the 2017 Barista of the Year championships on Wednesday 14 June 2017.

Amy Telfer from Shingle Inn Brisbane City Hall, Nataliah Emmily from Bulimba, Brisbane, JK (Jungkyu) Lee from North Lakes, Ellen Taylor: Belmont Forum, WA and Hank Heng Wang from Knox, Victoria will compete at the finals at Grinders in Woolongabba in Brisbane to win a variety of prizes and the title of 2017 Shingle Inn Barista of the Year.


Amy Telfer is the Barista at Shingle Inn’s oldest café – Brisbane City Hall. Amy’s tip for coffee lovers is: “My favourite coffee and one I recommend everyone tries is a double ristretto honey flat white, the honey not only sweetens the coffee but brings out the natural flavours the barista is trying to extract.”

Nataliah Emmily is from Shingle Inn Bulimba, and Nataliah’s secret to creating the perfect coffee is: “texturing the milk perfectly will help create a beautiful pour in your coffee, and I also like to put a touch of art on each one”.

Ellen Taylor is Shingle Inn Belmont, WA’s Supervisor/Barista is very passionate about being a barista, saying “making good coffee is like creating art. If you put your all into every cup to and love doing it, that will show through in each aspect of your creation.”

JK (Jungkyu) Lee from Shingle Inn North Lakes says he is very proud to be representing the North Lakes team.

Hank Heng Wang is from Shingle Inn Knox and is delighted to be representing his state in the National Barista of the Year Championships, nominating a latte as his coffee of choice.


Bulimba’s New Burger ‘King’

The people of Brisbane have officially embraced Bulimba’s newest burger offering with the venue exceeding all expectations during their first quarter of operation. ‘St Burger’ is the first Queensland location for the new concept devised by Brisbane’s iconic cafe chain, Shingle Inn.

The delicious new burger range from St Burger, served within Shingle Inn Bulimba – the cafe famous for its coffee and cakes – has opened a totally new market for the popular spot. Once closing daily at 4pm, the cafe is now open until 5.30pm daily and until late on Friday and Saturday nights with locals looking to dine on the delectable burger range. Under new management since October last year, the new franchisees, April and Tony Carnie, are proud to be the first Shingle Inn in Queensland to try the new concept and are excited at their success.

“We really feel that the burger concept has helped us reach a wider cross section of the community,” says April. “As a result, more locals have seen how extensive our breakfast menu is, recognised our level of coffee expertise and realised we are more than a cake shop.”

April and Tony were amongst Shingle Inn’s original franchisees when the proudly family-owned company first started franchising around seven years ago. They opened their first Shingle Inn cafe at Mt Ommaney in December 2009 with their business partners Nicki Nesbitt and Wiesiek Lewandowski who continue to operate the Mt Ommaney store for the high-achieving foursome April and Tony, together with Nicki and Wiesiek, have been regular award winners including the FCA (Franchise Council of Australia) Franchisee of the Year in 2014 when Shingle Inn also won ‘Emerging Franchisor of the Year’ as well as Qld Franchisee of the Year in 2013.

The St Burger mascot, Moo-Moo the cow, is taking over social media with locals stopping to snap selfies daily while Shingle Inn celebrates it’s 81st year as Brisbane’s oldest & most loved café.

The St Burger range of hand-crafted artisan burgers, is only available at Shingle Inn Bulimba.



Kids High Tea 2013 NSW ACT

Spoil your little ones with a Shingle Inn Kids High Tea,

and you’ll receive a complimentary coffee or tea to enjoy,

it’s our treat to you these school holidays.

Shingle Inn City Hall Opens in Brisbane

Shingle Inn City Hall Reopens With Original Restored Fitout

The opening of Shingle Inn City Hall is the reincarnation of one of Brisbane’s oldest and most loved café restaurants. Originally opened in 1936 on Edward Street, Shingle Inn was well known for its superior quality cakes, unique environment and outstanding service.

After being forced to close due to inner-city developments in August 2002, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on June 4 2010,gifting the original store fit-out to the people of Brisbane. The cafe was to be restored within another iconic Brisbane building, City Hall, allowing future generation to experience the grandeur of Shingle Inn.

Now open within the beautifully restored City Hall, Shingle Inn City Hall continues its tradition as a location that can reach across the generational divide, making it the ideal location for special occasions and memorable experiences. It is the perfect destination for Brisbane locals and tourists alike.

Very few changes have been made to the range because of its popularity, but some products have been very much influenced by Brisbane’s journey through time, especially during the war years. The menu retains some old favourites as well as meals that cater for more modern tastes, including high tea. As a licensed restaurant, Shingle Inn City Hall is a perfect destination for a decadent lunch or indulgent experience.

While some things have changed with the times, the much-loved cakes, like the historic interior, remain faithful to Shingle Inn’s history. The tradition of buying a Shingle Inn cake for morning tea, carried in a string-tied box lives on today!

Click here to visit the Shingle Inn City Hall website or call +61 7 3210 2904 to make a booking.

Shingle Inn City Hall is located on George St, Brisbane, within City Hall. Open seven days for breakfast, lunch and high tea, as well as sweet treats in between.