We discover a coffee house that’s the perfect hideout if you need a quiet place to take a minute and sip on a specialty coffee. It’s just one of the dining gems in Narangba.
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A close knit community and strong ties to the family were key to the success of The Hideout Coffee House.
The cafe, opened almost three years ago, more than doubled in floor space.
It offers a peaceful and comfortable spot for the locals and tourists to enjoy a cuppa and talk with friends. It is owned by the Alicia and Ali Long mother and daughter team, with daughter Tori behind the coffee machine as a familiar face. Alicia 's husband, Brad, and sons Tom and Ben made much of the furniture and tables, and worked on the expansion of last year.
“It’s definitely a family affair, extended family too,” Alicia says.
While family support has been crucial, the community has also backed the venture. “We have many regulars who have become friends. We’ve even employed a few and some offered to help out when we were expanding,” Alicia says.
With a full kitchen due to open soon l, they are keen to work with locals to source fresh produce.
“The neighbours are getting ready to ramp up their vegie patch,” Alicia says.
They serve specialty coffee from Seven Miles Coffee Roasters and also operate a coffee cart at 613 Old Gympie Rd Monday to Friday from 5-11am.
22 Main St, Narangba
Phone: 3886 7573
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IF you've never had dinner at Narangba Tavern, be prepared to indulge in delicious edible art , particularly if you're in dessert.
Since the hotel opened in 2003, the tavern's head chef, Kai Hampel, has been there working his way up to the top job and taking great pride in creating a menu that tempts the tastebuds. The seasonal menu includes pasta, fish, pork, schnitzels, burgers and salads
Dessert fans should try out the chocolate trio with home-made Swiss chocolate mousse, white chocolate and ice cream with raspberry and more.
Glenn Spence, general manager claims steaks and schnitzels are their best sellers. He says consumers appreciate the atmosphere of family life and quality food, a wide variety and the right price. There is a playground for kids too.
“The schnitzels are butcher-made from a local butcher,” Glenn says.
“And we try to get the best quality cuts of meat from our suppliers.”
37-47 Golden Wattle Drive, Narangba
Phone: 3491 1000
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