Lane Cove Business Round Up May 2018

Welcome to our May 2018 Lane Cove Business Round-Up.  If a business opened, closed, rebranded, was refurbished or achieved a milestone we will tell you about it.

New Businesses

Wow, Lane Cove continues to see new food businesses open.  In May we had three new restaurants/cafes open.

Four Frogs Creperie

Four Frogs Creperie opened in late May and the people are loving it.  The restaurant fitout is superb and adds a real spot of colour to Longueville Road (see our cover photo) and the Lane Cove Arcade.


Heare are just a few of the reviews we have seen on In the Cove’s Facebook and Instagram page:

“Popped in for a coffee and couldn’t resist the caramel crepe with the chocolate ice cream. Coffee is good, service great and the crepe excellent. We will definitely be back.”

“Lovely atmosphere, Fabulous staff and delicious food.”
“We were there today for lunch (and spotted Mr and Mrs ITC) and had a lovely lunch. Decor is superb. But mostly i was super impressed with the friendly and engaging personality of the maitre de. It was full with people waiting in the arcade. The rate at which they got people in and out (without feeling rushed) was impressive. Welcome to Lane Cove Four Frogs! We are loving this influx of new restaurants.”
Four Frogs Creperie want to be actively involved in the community and are they are gold sponsor of In the Cove and a Bronze Sponsor of the Lane Cove Fun Run.  Thanks, Four Frogs you have been an absolute delight to deal with.


Lillah also opened this month.  They serve middle eastern cuisine. They have created a menu which includes Egyptian, Turkish, Israeli and Lebanese dishes all fused into one.  It is about taking Middle Eastern traditional flavours and putting a modern twist to it.

Guzman Y Gomez

Guzman Y Gomez opened with a bang!!  They gave away over 4000 burittos on their opening day.  They are located in the Lane Cove Plaza across from Bakers Delight.

Sydney Performance Lab

There’s a new fitness and wellness studio in Lane Cove.  Sydney Performance Lab explains their concept is “where science meets practice as we combine sports science, exercise physiology and strength and conditioning to help our community maintain their well-oiled machines!”  They are located within Lane Cove Squash Club.

Coming Soon

The Alcott

The Lane Cove Club is undergoing extensive (and we mean extensive) renovations.  It has been renamed The Alcott. You can read more about The Alcott and its exciting new Mediterrean menu here.

The High Tea Garden

The High Tea Garden (located on Longueville Road) will be opening in mid July.  You can pop in for scones made on the premises or a full high tea.  A fabulous place to meet up with your friends.



You may have noticed the old Lodge restaurant is undergoing a makeover.  A new restaurant called Louisiane is coming in late June.  It will offer American Grill style food with an Asian influence.


It looks like the brand About Life is leaving Lane Cove.  Crows Nest About Life has been rebranded as Flannerys Organic & Wholefood Market.  It looks like Lane Cove is the next to be rebranded.

Capital S.M.A.R.T Repairs

Capital S.M.A.R.T Repairs provide quality repairs to vehicles that have sustained low to medium collision damage.  They state on their website that their focus is getting you back in your car, and on the road as quickly and safely as possible.

102 – 104 Longueville Road

Two new shops are going into this arcade.  The word on the street is one shop will be a florist shop and the other will be a flooring shop.

83 Longueville Road

There is a conditional offer on these premises (the old laughing Ganesha Restaurant) for a new restaurant.  We will keep our eyes on this one.

New Small Wine Bar and Restaurant

Another new small wine bar and restaurant is coming to Lane Cove – we are finding out more about the concept and will let you know more when we do.

Business Changes

Mori Mart has new owners.  Mori Mart is an Asian supermarket specialising in Korean ingredients. They are located under Coles Supermarket.

Gymbaroo Lane Cove and Greenwich will have a Saturday morning class which is great for parents who can’t make classes during the week.  The class commences in Term 3.

Businesses We Have Just Heard About

So Floral Design and Styling

So Floral Design and Styling are a floral design studio located in Lane Cove that offers unique floral arrangements with an elegant style and an eclectic mix of colour and texture.  The founder is Lane Cove local Melinda.  They offer weekly posy designs, that you will love.

Bunny Box Boutique

Bunny Box Boutique offers handmade boxes filled with surprise gifts to delight occasion.

CPR U Ready

CPR U Ready was founded by a Lane Cove mother of a toddler, she knows how quickly accidents can happen. She is a Registered Nurse with experience in critical care and pediatrics, who has educated staff in both university and hospital settings. She provides baby and child first aid and CPR for families, in the comfort of their own homes. 

Family classes are a great way to learn or refresh your first aid and CPR knowledge and skills, especially if welcoming a new member into your family. A 3-hour class is highly interactive and gives you the opportunity to have your questions answered by a pediatric nurse educator. Topics included in the session are: general safety and prevention of injuries; CPR for babies, young children and teenagers; choking; allergies; burns; seizures; fever; head injuries; and limb injuries.

If you prefer you can go to some of their public courses.  The next course is in Kirribilli on Saturday 7th July.  You can book here.  If you mention ITC when booking you will receive a 10% discount.  A great course to do with mums in your mother’s group.

Milestones and Awards

Len Wallis Audio

Happy Birthday to Len Wallis Audio. They have been in Lane Cove for 40 years. Len Wallis is always at the cutting edge of Audio Visual equipment.

Len Wallis began in 1978 as one man business operating from a small shop in Lane Cove. Forty years later and the business has developed into a thriving company of around 30 staff. Their main office, award winning showroom and warehousing is located on Burns Bay Road Lane Cove.

len wallis

The Beautician

The Beautician celebrated its 9th Birthday in May.  The Beautician is located in the Figtree Plaza shops.

the beautician advert Jan 2017

Accrue Equity

Accrue Equity has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Customer Service of the Year – Office (5 or less brokers) of the nationally recognised 2018 Australian Broking Awards hosted by The Adviser, Australia’s top publication for mortgage and finance brokers. Founded in 2015, Accrue Equity offers residential and commercial lending solutions to individuals and businesses to the Lane Cove. Scott Juda, Director and Finance Broker at Accrue Equity said he is humbled by the nomination. “This is our third industry award nomination for the year and our first National Award nomination. We’re honoured to be able to be here for our clients” Scott said.

Swim With A Smile

Swim teacher Petrina Liyanage who runs discreet, private adult lessons out of the Lane Cove Physio hydrotherapy pool, has just won the 2018 NSW AUSTSWIM Award of Excellence: Teacher of Adults.

Swim With a Smile provides individually tailored courses specific to student’s needs (for both beginners and improvers), Petrina specializes in 1:1 adult swim tuition and works 7 days a week.

Businesses for Sale in Lane Cove

A cafe/takeaway shop in Lane Cove North (near Mowbray School) is for sale.  Snowberry is still for sale.

New Listings in ITC’s Business Directory (where you will find some great Local Businesses)

Sarah Folwell Massage Therapy

SARAH FOLWELL is a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Remedial Massage Therapist. Sarah utilizes various acupuncture, massage and herbal techniques to help optimize your total well-being. During her many year’s experience as a health practitioner, she has achieved measurable positive results for her clients. Why not let her skills and enthusiasm benefit you?

Sarah’s career in massage began in 2000. Although using a combination of massage techniques tailored to the specific needs of each client, she predominantly utilizes Remedial Massage techniques such as Trigger Point therapy. Also specializing in Pregnancy Massage, she has many years experience in that area. The pregnancy massage is performed sidelying, often incorporating appropriate acupressure points.Massage can be combined with Acupuncture (TCM) in a one and a half hour Acu-Massage combo treatment. This can be an extremely effective approach to Musculo-skeletal dysfunction, including but not limited to:

  • Rotator Cuff injuries, Frozen Shoulder and Impingement syndromes
  • Tendonitis (Achilles Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow)
  • Knee injuries
  • Lower Back pain

The High Tea Garden

The High Tea Garden is Coming Soon – Experience a stunning high tea. You will be served on Royal Albert Teaware and spoilt with delicious sweets, sandwich and fresh scones!!

Green tea, herbal tea , black tea, fruit tea , oolong tea, chai tea, flavoured black tea, Ayurveda tea, white tea….they have over 50 loose leaf teas to try.


Lillah takes its origin from Hebrew/ Arabic for ‘beautiful night’ or ‘night beauty’. It melds the authentic DNA of middle eastern food with the gathering of friends and family to take diners on a journey filled with flavours that represent thousands of years of culture and family traditions. Lillah’s vision was created by a family of people, who shared the same passion, and worked closely together to create a place that offers an affordable dining experience for the local community.

Lillah is located in the heart of Lane Cove at 128 Longueville Road.

Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness Lane Cove is a 24 hour, state of the art gym facility located at the beginning of Longueville Road. Our gym covers all fitness needs and requirements with range of cardio, free weights, functional training & personal training services available. They have an extremely supportive team that is always willing to help out where they can with all member enquiries. Memberships start at only $15.95 per week so please feel free to come down and check out their fantastic club!

Support Local Business

It is more important than ever to support local businesses, a vibrant Lane Cove is a great Lane Cove.  Please support those businesses that list in ITC’s business directory as they help fund our community work.

There are also some amazing local shops located in other parts of Lane Cove – we list those satellite shopping centres here.


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