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Logan Hyperdome – we’re moving!

Shingle Inn Logan Hyperdome is relocating to an exciting new store. From Wednesday 20 August, find us at the Big W end of the Centre, in our beautiful new location.

Shingle Inn Hyperdome will now be a licensed venue, so you can enjoy a glass of bubbles with your Shingle Inn High Tea!

New Cafes Now Open!

Our newest Shingle Inn is now open at 267 Given Terrace, Paddington! This beautiful store is located within a stunning heritage-listed cottage. Enjoy lunch, dinner, or a coffee and slice of cake with us daily.

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Cafe Franchise Heads West

Brisbane-based cafe franchise, Shingle Inn, is heading west with plans to have four stores launched in Western Australian by December, according to co-Director Andrew Bellchambers.

The company’s first West Australian store was opened prior to Christmas last year at Belmont Forum with locations at Innaloo, Ocean Keys and Cockburn Gateway also on the agenda.

“We believe the West Australian market is well suited to our brand,” says Mr Bellchambers.  “Our business was built on an ethos of hard work, passion and personality as well as family and tradition which are all inherent traits of West Australians.”

“It’s evident in the way customers have embraced our first store at Belmont Forum as well as how hard our franchisees Vic and Chris have worked to enjoy early success as café owners.”

Vic Terpkos, together with his wife, Anne, joined forces with their daughter and son-in-law Kerrie and Chris Patten to join the Shingle Inn cafe franchise as the thirty-ninth store in the network which until then had been located entirely on the eastern seaboard.

“We’re very excited to be Shingle Inn’s first West Australian franchisees,” says Mr Terpkos.

“We were looking for something new and exciting to bring to the people of WA and found the perfect combination of culture, values and beliefs in Shingle Inn.  The history and tradition of Shingle Inn together with the ‘wow’ factor of store design, products and team training helps us to create a unique community café experience for our Belmont Forum customers.”

Mr Bellchambers anticipates that Western Australia will be the biggest growth area in 2014 for the family franchise that first opened its doors in 1936 and began franchising in 2009.

“Although we’re expecting to open more stores in Australia’s Eastern states this year, I believe Western Australia provides our biggest growth opportunity which is very exciting,” says Mr Bellchambers.

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.