Lane Cove Business Round Up February 2016

There has been a bit of action in Lane Cove this month, with a few new exciting businesses opening up and some favourites closing. So lets get our round up under way!


Greenhouse Salads

The owners of Greenhouse Salads Josef and Lane has some very cheffy credentials behind them.  They told ITC food can be very yummy and healthy at the same time.They know it is hard to get people to want to eat salads, so how are they going to change this (because in the words of that great 20th-century icon Bart Simpson – you don’t make friends with salad). All their salads will be made fresh. Crisp lettuce, crunchy nuts, tender meat, fresh vegetables, sweet fruits to name just a few and it’s all served warm.

It’s designed as a lunch option dine-in or take-away for health conscious office people or for people who just want to live/change to a more energized healthy life, but it also appeals to vegans or allergic suffering (diabetes) people. The focus will be on salads served as main course.

Greenhouse salads

Quartet Display Suite


The Gloria Jeans Shop has reopened as a Display Suite for Quartet Lane Cove.  You might be surprised that ITC is letting you know about a development.  ITC was approached by Lane Cove Ray White who advised that one of the directors of the company behind Quartet lives in Lane Cove.  They wanted to know about local Lane Cove community groups they could look at assisting.  They also wanted to know about ITC’s campaign to increase public transport to the area and how they could work with the local community.  As previously said ITC is not anti-development (because it is going to happen – we are pro-infrastructure and support), so it was refreshing to see this group approach us.

This development will have Terraces and Units – so if you are looking to downsize in Lane Cove this might be the development for you.  You can register your interest on their website.

Flex Hearing Clinic

Flex Hearing Clinic is a locally-owned independent hearing care provider in Lane Cove offering audiology services for adults and children over 3 years of age. With the highest level of personalised service, we provide hearing tests and the latest hearing aids and devices with outstanding support and the best value around.


Eminence Beauty Room

A new beauty salon has opened in the old Stella Bella Home premises.  They are located next door to Agora IGA Express.

Opening Soon

Lane Cove Sushi Bar 

The Sushi Bar is returning to Lane Cove, and it will be much bigger and have a licence. They will be located in the old Warwick Dawson Shop.

sushi bar lane cove

Dkor Interiors

Dkor Interiors will be opening here soon.  They specialise in European bed heads, furniture and homewares. They will also custom make furniture for you. The store is located near the Commonwealth Bank on Longueville Road.

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French Bedding Lane Cove

The Source Bulk Foods Lane Cove

The Source Bulk Foods will open on March 4 in the Lane Cove Market Square (next to Trendsettter Travel). A revolution on an age old shopping concept – The Source Bulk Foods brings back personal service and provides a fun and interactive no waste shopping experience. You can choose from an amazing selection of bulk wholefoods, health foods and a huge range of paleo, gluten free, organic & vegan products.  It is BYOC – Bring Your Own Container or you will be provided with brown paper bags.

The source bulk foods lane cove

About Life

About Life will be opening in the old Thomas Dux Store.

About Life Natural Marketplace has put their roots down in Lane Cove, with doors set to open on Thursday 31st March 2016. Joining five stores across Sydney the nature’s providore will offer a one-stop shop for natural groceries and wholefood nutrition.

From staples to superfoods, About Life has you covered, rain, kale or shine. It’s not just a wholefood supermarket; offering a cafe, self-serve food bar and catering service. About Life’s food is delicious and bursting with goodness of clean, chemical free practices from fresh fruit and vegetables locally sourced and grown to pantry staples, meats, dairy, bread, deli and household, health & beauty including About Life’s very own private label offering premium products without the premium price tag.

About Life’s Café is dedicated to inventing wholefood dishes so damn good, they’ll make your hair stand on end. Seriously. You might have to bring your eco-friendly hair gel with you. Along with a delicious range of hydration juices and smoothies, the coffee is equally as good, using premium roasted, certified organic and fair trade coffee beans.

In addition, the Nature’s Servery self-serve food bar is perfect for a ‘grab and go’ nourishing bite. With menus changing seasonally and available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Let About Life do all the hard work for your next event or office catering need. All dishes are made from clean ingredients, bursting with the flavor of naturally grown goodness, catering for all diverse diets. Available for pick up or delivery, About Life catering provides effortless entertaining.

Grab a trolley or pull up a chair, hang out with your foodie friends or little ones and be inspired and nourished by all there is on offer at About Life. No more complexity, just simplicity and goodness.

About Life is located at 62 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove. Open from 7am – 8pm every day, Public Holidays open from 8am – 5pm. About Life Lane Cove will join existing stores in Bondi Junction, Cammeray, Double Bar, Rozelle and Surry Hills.

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Renude Laser Clinic

Renude Laser Clinic is now on Longueville Road. The clinic offers the world’s first free pre and post treatment for tattoo removal using Cold or Low Level Laser to improve your tattoo removal outcomes and reduce your discomfort. There is no heat just healing light.  Their clinic is equipped with state of the art Q-switched laser and Low Level Laser Technology (LLLT) which is able to remove all tattoo colours in fewer treatments and with less discomfort.  They are also offering any breast cancer patients free removal of the markings made prior to surgery.

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Rumoured new Chiropractor at Yorks Corner shops, Riverview

riverview chiro


Thomas Dux

Bye Bye Thomas Dux.  We will miss you.  Some of the Thomas Dux branded products are now available in the cereal aisle at Woolworths Lane Cove.

Thomas Dux lane cove

The Den by The Cakeman

The Cakeman has closed The Den (the upstairs bar).  It may reopen in another format.  It is interesting that we hear very often that Lane Cove wants a small bar and tapas, however this small bar did not have the foot traffic needed.

the den lane cove


Blunts Lane Cove


New Initiatives

Oliver Barkley Pet Supplies

Oliver Barkley Pet Supplies in Lane Cove West are now doing Kitten adoptions. They are excited to announce they have teamed with CatRescue to help re-home rescue kittens. 100% of the adoption fee ($200) goes back to Cat Rescue to cover the cost of vet work and to help the continue their great work. Kittens come Vaccinated, microchipped, worm and flee treated, vet checked and desexed prior to being re-homed.

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Super Mix Juicery

Super Mix Juicery has new owners and new food.  You can buy freshly made wraps and rice paper rolls, fruit salad (yummy yummy) and yogurt cups. We saw the wraps literally walking out the door the other day.

super mix new foods lane cove

Stain Cafe Lane Cove

Stain Lane Cove are now open for dinner from 5.30 to 9.30 Thursday to Saturday.


Unwined Bar

Unwinded Bar has a new breakfast menu coming soon.


New Business Listing in our Lane Cove Business Directory

Go Vita Lane Cove

Go Vita has been serving the community of Lane Cove since 1953 and as such are one of the few remaining original health food stores in Sydney. They stock supplements, organic & gluten free, natural skin care & cosmetics, and much more.

Anthony Farac Plumbing

Blocked drain? No hot water? Burst pipe? leaking toilet or taps? Or just need help with your plumbing?
Tired and frustrated waiting all day for a Sydney plumber to turn up when your sewer line is blocked or has your hot water heater burst?

Look no further!

At Anthony Farac Plumbing we aim to offer a reliable, honest, high quality, same day service at affordable prices!

Totally Mortgage

At Totally Mortgage we simplify the home loan process. We listen to your needs and offer sound and friendly advice.We like to develop a relationship with our clients based on trust, where clients feel relaxed and confident to ask all their questions and be provided with all the necessary information.

Our clients feel well informed and happy that they have chosen the right option for their needs.You may be surprised at the options available to you.

With the right structure and the right loan your money can work harder and more effectively for you. The key is in securing the right type of loan that offers you flexibility and the right repayment options.

Judith Mayer Speech and Drama

Judith Mayer has been teaching Speech and Drama in Lane Cove for 15 years.  She teaches students one on one in her home and if required enter them into Trinity College Exams or AMEB exams and IF Eisteddfods.

Debating is daunting and Judith can help! HSC Drama Judith can help – even the good old Bard!

House of Orchids

On the Corner of Wood Street and Lloyd Rees Drive is a little Lane Cove Gem. It is Lou Mayer’s House of Phalaenopsis (aka Orchids).

Lou is a talented and award winning Orchid grower who has the most wonderful backyard filled with visual delights. Please contact Lou if you would like to order some orchids, or stop by and have a look at the selection.

Lou not only grows Phalaenopsis, he also grows fruit and vegetables in his backyard and has hired a bee hive to help with pollination.

Read more about the fabulous House of Phalaenopsis here.

Phalaenopsis, the Moth Orchids mainly native to tropical East-Asia, are one of the best for growing in the home, as well as a favourite with glasshouse growers, due to their long lasting showy flowers.


Inflow Yoga

Inflow Yoga is your oasis from the stresses of your daily life. In our beautifully appointed studio (with a spacious 130sqm practice room) you will find a place to invigorate the body and reconnect to your inner being, through the complete practice of yoga.

The Inflow Yoga studio is conveniently located in the Lane Cove West shops, opposite Clapham’s Antiques Furniture and just behind the Caltex service station. Here you will find plenty of spaces in the large public car park on Beatrice St and surrounding area.

Aussie Lane Cove

Aussie Lane Cove is home to Principal Adam Parsons who is fully accredited by the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia.

Open 5 days a week and also after hours by appointment, Aussie Lane Cove caters for first home buyers, investors and new home purchasers. We can also help customers with a quick home loan health check to ensure you’ve still got a great deal on your existing home loan.

Our team of fully qualified Aussie Mortgage Brokers can search hundreds of loans from our range of lenders to find one that´s perfect for you. Even if you do not fit normal lending criteria or have the full supportive documentation, Aussie Lane Cove can help find a loan that suits your requirements.Jack &  Co Northwood

WHAT hearing

When choosing a hearing centre for something as important as your hearing, ask them some questions: Do they have a qualified Audiologist? Do they have 25 years fitting and training experience with easily more than 10,000 hearing aids fitted? Do they have the expertise even to fit Cochlear Implants? Are they accredited by the government Office of Hearing Services to provide free services to pensioners and Veterans? Do they test children? Are all brands of hearing aids supplied? Are most of their referrals from doctors and word of mouth?

If they can’t answer YES to most of these questions, then WHAT The Hearing Centre is probably your best choice. We can answer YES to all these questions. And we promise to give you the best care possible for your hearing.

Neurohealth Chiropractic Centre

Neurohealth Chiropractic Centre provides gentle and effective chiropractic care to optimise your structure, health and well-being.

Holistic therapy that combines chiropractic care with nutrition, rehabilitation and prevention. Chiropractic care for the whole family, with a strong paediatric focus.

Serving and educating the local Lane Cove community to work towards improved and sustained health.

Treatment approach that is tailored to your individual needs. Neurologically based assessment and treatment protocols. Functional chiropractic neurology.

There is a wide spectrum of health issues that chiropractic care can help with. At Neurohealth Chiropractic, the thorough assessment process and individually tailored treatment protocols can provide relief for many varying ailments and health concerns.

Premium Broker Pty Ltd

Premium Broker Pty Limited is locally owned mortgage broker business based on the North Shore. Company owners Robert Ward and John McLennan and their families have spent most of their lives in and around Lane Cove. They love supporting local business, activities and the residents of Lane Cove.

If you are looking for a reliable & experienced team then give Premium Broker a ring on 02 9469 9600 or

The Foot Group

Podiatry is the medical science that focuses on the care of the foot and ankle, and the relationship between the function of the foot and lower limb and the postural alignment of the rest of the body.

At The Foot Group, we support the expertise, experience, qualifications and passion of our podiatrists with the latest innovative technology and techniques. Our podiatrists are all university-qualified and have over 40 years of combined experience. They are members of the Australian Podiatry Association, Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Australia and Diabetes Australia.

Mori Mart

Mori Mart is a bona fide Japanese grocery store, owned by MJ and Tai. In Japanese, Mori means Forest. MJ and Tai chose the name as they wanted a name that reflected organic and healthy.

Located on the lower ground floor, underneath Coles, the shop is crammed full of Japanese goodies you would find in a Japanese Grocery store in Japan. If you want something Japanese, but can’t find it let MJ or Tai know and they will track it down for you.

Make sure you visit their Facebook Page, where they will keep you updated on new products as they arrive in store.

For more photos and a video tour of the shop, read a blog about Mori Mart.

If you have a new business in Lane Cove and would like to advertise it on In the Cove please email us at [email protected]

Businesses We Just Found Out About

Think PR and Events

Led by the very accomplished Nikki Hunt, the team at Think PR & Events offer over fifteen years of event styling, event planning and PR experience. Nikki’s highly decorated career in PR and events has seen her work with some of the world’s leading designers and brands including Collette Dinnigan, Jo Malone, Estée Lauder, Khiel’s, Dermalogica and many more.

Nikki & the team’s aim is to make every event seamlessly stunning and stress free, working with clients to accommodate all budgets.

With experience across events both large and small, from corporate conferences, to weddings, to birthdays or even just a romantic dinner for two, Nikki and the team demonstrate a remarkable ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Contact Nikki and the team today to book in a complimentary 1 hour meet and greet to see how they can help you with your next event, or view ourwedding styling and wedding planning packages.

thnk pr

Lovely Little

Handmade is the new black. Lovely Little, an online clothing boutique specializing in children’s fine clothing, recently opened its virtual doors to those who seek the lovely and support handmade products.

A passionate purveyor of lovely little things, Lovely Little specialises in hand-smocked children’s garments inspired by heirloom designs that reflect the heart of the brand: family, heritage, tradition and fine craftsmanship. Its collections for infants, boys and girls are expertly handmade by artisans of smock embroidery and are produced with the highest quality and attention, making each garment a unique statement piece. From rompers to dainty dresses, classic to whimsical styles, there’s a selection to suit every age and taste. But most pieces reflect timeless elegance and will feature intricate handwork, whether it is an adorable picture smocking or intricate embroidery.

Visit to shop for lovely or follow @lovelylittleforkids on Instagram and Facebook.

 Doesn't this look like something Prince George would wear - so cute

Doesn’t this look like something Prince George would wear – so cute

Playbook Coaching

Playbook Coaching will help you to unlock your potential.

Do you have goals and dreams but not sure how to achieve them? Not sure how to overcome any road blocks that get in the way? Not sure how to manage your time so you actually can have it all?

We have years of experience in self development courses, coaching and working in the health and fitness industry.

Whether you are searching for a personal coach, a short development course or something tailored for your business needs, Playbook Coaching can help.

Working together we will use many skills to tailor a program or a session to achieve your desired outcomes.

Amy Harmer Mobile Massage Therapist

Certified IV massage therapist, massage types – Swedish, relaxation, sports and trigger point therapy. Working hours: after work/early evenings and weekends. $90 for an hour and $60 for 40mins. Contact either by email [email protected] or mobile 0413 225850.

Corsi E Percorsi Italian Lessons for Kids

Italian lessons and tutoring by Laura Bertuccelli. For further info contact her via [email protected]

italian lessons

Marky Mark and the Jumping Beings

Mark or “Marky Mark” as the kids call him welcome you to our very slick, engaging and fun filled Jumping Beings multi-sports program!

We teach energised beings from 2.5 to 5 years old 12 different sports over the school term. Each class at MM&JB is run outdoors as well as an indoor program for rainy days. Our classes run for an hour, once a week during the school term. Our team bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the sports program, not only assisting in all areas of the developmental process but also creating a foundation for children to take with them for a better future.

We are about having fun, making friends, keeping healthy and learning something new. We want your kids to talk about their class all week and we want them to make exercise a regular part of their weekly or daily routine. Our teachers LOVE what they do and we know it reflects on the energy of the class, helping to keep our program ‘FULL OF BEINGS’.

We love interviewing Lane Cove people or people with a strong Lane Cove connection, if you know anyone we should interview, please email us at [email protected]

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