Strathpine residents will now be able to celebrate traditional Brisbane café history brought to life, through a café that was established and loved well before ‘coffee culture’ became trendy.
New franchisees Carrie and Ling Yang opened their doors just in time for local Strathpine residents searching for excellent coffee as the days cool down.
Ms Yang first discovered the Shingle Inn culture and quality when she joined the Shingle Inn team at the North Lakes café.
It was while she was employed here as a Supervisor that she began to appreciate Shingle Inn’s rich heritage as one of Brisbane’s most established cafes, with its roots amidst a backdrop of the Great Depression in Brisbane, nearly 80 years ago.
Ms Yang felt was so endeared to the charm of the café that she decided to acquire and manage her own Shingle Inn, providing excellent coffee and warm service to local residents of Strathpine.
“Shingle Inn’s family values were really appealing to me, because I feel supported while I am taking such a large step forward in my career to manage and own a business for the first time,” she said.
Shingle Inn café has recently opened its milestone 50th café in Perth CBD, just a month before the Strathpine venue, taking the Shingle Inn heritage and values right across Australia.
Shingle Inn was originally opened on Edward Street, Brisbane, in the Autumn of 1936. Since December 2009, Shingle Inn has expanded to 50 stores across Australia, which included the high profile re-opening of the original store within Brisbane’s City Hall, as well as stores in New South Wales, ACT, Victoria and Western Australia.
Now into its 79 year history, the café has only been owned by two families. The current custodian, the Bellchambers family, has owned it for 40 years.