Bike Friendly Coffee Shops-

Bike Friendly Coffee Shops-

Postby fionahills » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:05 pm

Was sure I had seen a post on great coffee shops for those of us needing good coffee to get home - went looking but could not find it - so here is my recommendation

Bulli at Marcoola - its on Lorraine Ave, just opposite the beachside park - run by a great guy, wonderful staff and the best home-made cakes! Pizza also looks awesome but I kid myself that by eating fig and chocolate cake its kinda healthy!! herb scambled egg is also a great brekky.

Every weekend my 4 girls, my husband and myself go for what consitutes a long ride for us (60km) and the highlight is the coffee and cake stop on the way back.
The guy that owns it has spanish parents and was riding very early on. always really pleasant and interested in what you have been doing - even rank beginners like me.

Cos there are usually the six of us we tend to sit in the park rather than clutter up the sidewalk seats with our bikes - to save an awkward walk on clips the staff happily ferry over the order when ready to our spot in the park.

Open from early to late afternoons so you can have a break from the rush of cars along David Low Way.

Can highly recommend it - just wish I knew the guys name -
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Postby fionahills » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:40 pm

Forgot to say it would be great to get other recommendations - nice to supporrt businesses that are supportive of all types of cyclists -thanks

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Postby ColinOldnCranky » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:14 pm

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Lotsa regulars known well by the staff. Rowers, workers, cyclists, work crowds. I seldom eat brekky (weight control) but most mornings have one of Frans' famous muffins with my coffee. 8)

Just east of the bell tower. You sit over the water on a wooden slatted floor spotting dolphins, pelicans, shags and willy wagtails.

Map at https://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=Sassy%27s+on+the+Swan,+Perth&hl=en&ll=-31.959299,115.859821&spn=0.012671,0.024869&sll=-32.0891,115.931338&sspn=1.619529,3.183289&oq=sassys+on+the+swan&hq=Sassy%27s+on+the+Swan,&hnear=Perth+Western+Australia&t=m&z=16
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Postby master6 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:14 am

Nudgee Beach Coffee shop. On wet days, settle in under the awning and enjoy second coffee (and more) at half price.
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Postby spinner » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:31 pm

Raw Energy juice bar in Noosaville- Gympie Terrace.
Discounted coffee for cyclists any morning. :D and great views over the river.
Plus many groups kick off from here, early, for the morning rides.
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Postby munga » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:42 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:Image
Lotsa regulars known well by the staff. Rowers, workers, cyclists, work crowds. I seldom eat brekky (weight control) but most mornings have one of Frans' famous muffins with my coffee. 8)

Just east of the bell tower. You sit over the water on a wooden slatted floor spotting dolphins, pelicans, shags and willy wagtails.

Map at https://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=Sassy%27s+on+the+Swan,+Perth&hl=en&ll=-31.959299,115.859821&spn=0.012671,0.024869&sll=-32.0891,115.931338&sspn=1.619529,3.183289&oq=sassys+on+the+swan&hq=Sassy%27s+on+the+Swan,&hnear=Perth+Western+Australia&t=m&z=16

Long ride to get there, Colin :)
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Postby marinmomma » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:56 pm

spinner wrote:Raw Energy juice bar in Noosaville- Gympie Terrace.
Discounted coffee for cyclists any morning. :D and great views over the river.
Plus many groups kick off from here, early, for the morning rides.


Will have to remember this for when we are up in Noosa for a week during the Tri
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Postby RonK » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:17 pm

marinmomma wrote:Will have to remember this for when we are up in Noosa for a week during the Tri

And a few doors up the street, Grind has the best coffee and breakfast menu on the strip.
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Postby jacob_T » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:56 am

+1 for Grind in Noosa. Great coffee.

If you're down Mooloolaba way there's a cafe called The Velo Project just hidden a few streets behind the beach (on Careela Street). It has pretty cool vibes and good food, not to mention the word 'Velo' is in it's name.
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Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:26 pm

munga wrote:
ColinOldnCranky wrote:Image
Lotsa regulars known well by the staff. Rowers, workers, cyclists, work crowds. I seldom eat brekky (weight control) but most mornings have one of Frans' famous muffins with my coffee. 8)

Just east of the bell tower. You sit over the water on a wooden slatted floor spotting dolphins, pelicans, shags and willy wagtails.

Map at https://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=Sassy%27s+on+the+Swan,+Perth&hl=en&ll=-31.959299,115.859821&spn=0.012671,0.024869&sll=-32.0891,115.931338&sspn=1.619529,3.183289&oq=sassys+on+the+swan&hq=Sassy%27s+on+the+Swan,&hnear=Perth+Western+Australia&t=m&z=16

Long ride to get there, Colin :)

which goes to show how good it is. :)
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Re: Bike Friendly Coffee Shops-

Postby master6 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:13 pm

Would it be easier to name the "Bike unfriendly" coffee shops? The list would be a lot shorter :D
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Postby coffeeandwine » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:17 pm

For anyone coming to the Road Nationals or having a turn around the course, Espresso Depot in Buninyong (Vic) has excellent coffee and a great selection of cakes, friands and danishes. Lunches are simple but execllent lamb and rosemary pie a few weeks ago (mid 100km ride) :)

The place is always full of road riders on Saturday and MTB on Sunday (not sure why the differentiation???)
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Postby marinmomma » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:47 pm

RonK wrote:
marinmomma wrote:Will have to remember this for when we are up in Noosa for a week during the Tri

And a few doors up the street, Grind has the best coffee and breakfast menu on the strip.


Thanks Ron, as we are staying just up the road I'm sure we will be very frequent visitors during the week.

Are there any mid- week group rides around that area?
We will be occupied with the Tri event on the weekend but free to ride during the week.
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Postby elantra » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:45 am

Stop 16 at Ashgrove always a good place to go after the ride.
Has recently had some changes,and now seems to be open before 7am.
Also new are some interesting antiquities including a real typewriter and some ancient framed newspapers.
As always good friendly service and some cakes to select from.
Bikes can be parked out the back (probably best) or on the footpath out front.
Check it out Northsiders.
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Postby RonK » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:19 am

marinmomma wrote:
RonK wrote:
marinmomma wrote:Will have to remember this for when we are up in Noosa for a week during the Tri

And a few doors up the street, Grind has the best coffee and breakfast menu on the strip.


Thanks Ron, as we are staying just up the road I'm sure we will be very frequent visitors during the week.

Are there any mid- week group rides around that area?
We will be occupied with the Tri event on the weekend but free to ride during the week.

Bugger! Sorry, missed your question about rides. Hopefully you would have discovered that the lbs' conduct rides mid-week.
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Postby elantra » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:49 pm

Just an update - Stop 16 is Ashgrove's best kept secret.

Framed newspapers from October 1932 adorn the walls.
News in 1932-(with photo) - the DeHavilland Pussy Moth passenger biplane has been banned from flying in Australia after an accident due to wing failure at Byron Bay.

Anyhow back to the present day....
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Postby Wal42 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:04 pm

Hey elantra,

Is shop 16 on Waterworks Rd or Ashgrove Ave?

Too lazy to ride the riverloop today so I'm going in the morning, I'm thinking about swinging past for a cafe` on my way home.
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Postby elantra » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:31 am

Hi Wal, it is on the north side of Waterworks Rd., very near to the Ashgrove Av. intersection.

elantra wrote:Framed newspapers from October 1932 adorn the walls. News in 1932-(with photo) - the DeHavilland Pussy Moth passenger biplane

correction - it is the Puss Moth, not the Pussy Moth.
And it is a monoplane, not a biplane. And it is thought that weakness in the wing strut was contributing factor in the death of famous Bundaberg aviator Mr.Bert Hinkler in Europe in January 1933.
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Postby vaeske » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:39 am

ahhh thats right around the corner from my place. thanks steve! i shall be stopping there tomorrow morning on my way in :)
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Postby Wal42 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:34 pm

Yeah, I didn't get there this morning, had 2 flats by the time I got to Alderley, piece of glass in the front tyre, fitted spare tube #1, then hit the level crossing at Alderley at the wrong angle, for 2nd flat, fitted tube #2 & rode home as I had no more spares, checked the front grabbed 2 spare tubes & couldn't be bothered mucking around ether way, just wanted to ride the loop & get home again. May try to get over there next week.
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Postby coffeeandwine » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:11 pm

Have stopped here a couple of times now...

On the way up to Kinglake, The Smith's Gully Store has very good coffee; Muffins are tasty. The people who run it are really friendly, have installed hooks for bikes out front and know many of the regulars by name (and what they drink). It's already busy (attracts both MTB and roadies) but worthy of support...
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Postby brinkerz128 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:09 pm

spinner wrote:Raw Energy juice bar in Noosaville- Gympie Terrace.
Discounted coffee for cyclists any morning. :D and great views over the river.
Plus many groups kick off from here, early, for the morning rides.

+1 for this.

Cycled up there last November (& hopefully will do again this year) - great way to end some fantastic local rides with the RE & NBS crew rides.
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Re: Bike Friendly Coffee Shops-

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:12 pm

Little cafe across from maroochydore surf club at cotton tree end(has white shutters, on corner) .
We sit out front and enjoy sunshine and its pretty decent.
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Re: Bike Friendly Coffee Shops-

Postby brinkerz128 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:51 pm

Queensland > Redcliffe > The Jetty Cafe ... first experience of them last weekend = great service, coffee, views and how much cold water can we get you?? :)
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Postby brinkerz128 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:53 pm

Queensland > Sunshine Beach > Costa Noosa ... great venue for a meet up and the drop is spot on.
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