Lane Cove Business Round Up June 2019

Welcome to our Lane Cove Business Round Up for June 2019.  In this article we tell you about new businesses, renovations, refurbishments and businesses who support ITC by becoming part of our Local Business Directory.

New Owners

Mowbray Eatery has new owners who took over last week.  We will give them a chance to settle in and then try it out for you.

Cafe  Geo in Lane Cove North has new owners.

New Businesses

Engarde – you can now learn Fencing in Lane Cove.  Fencing classes are now held at Lane Cove Public School every Tuesday from 3pm.  Fencing classes are available for kids and adults (from 7 to 77 years)

Date and Time  Tuesdays from 3pm
Address: Lane Cove Public School
Phone: 0444 593 881

Blue Sunset DJ Parties

A Lane Cove resident has put together BLUE SUNSET – DJ PARTY for teens in year 7-8 and 9…

You can buy tickets here.

Friday 26th July 2019 in Club Willoughby.

3 hours of fun for $18 only 😉😉

– Professional DJ and Photographer 📸
– Neon lights and smoke machine.
– Free NEON colours Body painting

Your teens will be supervised by our professional events staff and security.  Other Dances will be held during the year.

Opening Soon

Not long now until Cryoclinics Australia opens in Lane Cove.  Find out more here.

New Outdoor Dining

Chargrill Charlies will soon have outdoor seating and table service in the Lane Cove Plaza – in the area previously occupied by Louisiane.  See you there, around the second week in July.


There is a new chicken and burger joint on Mowbray Road – where the Cafe Geo Kebab shop used to be not far from The Mowbray Road Cellars.  It is called Mowbray Chooks and Burgers and is owned by the previous owners of Cafe Geo.  When you enter the premises it looks very much like the old kebab shop that was there.  The Betty Moo burger was good and anyone who puts chicken salt on chips must be recommended.

Closing Soon

ITC has been told that Running Bare will be closing in Lane Cove and all stock will be transferred to Chatswood.

This is a shame as that section of Longueville Road has started to get busier with Lillane Eatery and The Foot Group moving into the area.


The Longueville Hotel is undergoing renovations to the front bar section of the hotel.  It is completely gutted inside.

The Longueville Sporting Club (aka The Diddy) has recently complete Stage 1 of the club’s facilities upgrade, this included renovation and reconfiguration of the main entrance and hall. They have also installed a new 3.5 metre screen so you won’t miss any of your favourite sporting events

Cafe Zivelli is closed for renovations. Stay tuned and we will let you know when it reopens with a new menu.


North Shore Radiology and Nuclear Medicare are now located on Longueville Road (not far from the Longueville Hotel).

New Liquor Licence

Little Red Robin Restaurant can now officially trade as a restaurant and WINE BAR! So pop  in for a glass of wine, cocktail or something else special and enjoy some time at their stunning copper bar!

New Chefs/Menus

The Alcott Lane Cove has a new chef and a new menu.  There is a tapas menu, a la carte menu and Sunday Roast.

Little Red Robin has a new chef and a new menu including a degustation menu.

Sure Cafe

Sure Cafe is located in the Hotel Urban on Pacific Highway Greenwich/St Leonard’s.  The Cafe has a new winter menu and also if you have family and friends staying Hotel Urban has a discount code for accommodation for ITC followers – just put in the code ITC their website where it asks for a promo code, and the discount will be added to all of their flexible rates.

New Staff

Meet Lane Cove Physio’s newest physio Lindsay Muir. She is an expert and highly trained in sporting injuries; Lindsay has worked with a number of sporting teams including the Australian 7’s program in the lead up to Rio 2016 and is currently the Australian Youth Girls 7’s sports physiotherapist. Lindsay graduated from Brunel University in London in 2009. She worked briefly in England before moving to Sydney where she has spent most of her physio career. She has treated a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and has a particular interest in knee and ankle rehabilitation.

In addition, Lindsay is also working with the Manly Warringah premiership netball U 20’s team, is current head physio for Knox Old Boys Rugby. She is also a preferred provider with Rowing Australia.

Ring now on 94285772 to book a time with Lindsay or use the online booking portal to make your appointment.

Business for Sale/Tender

Some good news for the residents of Waterview Drive and Hughes Park visitors. A Coffee shop will be coming soon. If you would like to lease this coffee shop, leasing details are here.

The Asian Supermarket near the Library is for sale.  Details here.

The Juice Bar in the Lane Cove Plaza is for sale or lease.  Details here.

Commercial Premises to Lease – could suit pop up

Whole Building 172Sqm – Ideal Location!!!  – 126 Longueville Road Lane Cove, NSW

This prime retail shop is located in the heart of Lane Cove only 5 shops from the central Pedestrian crossing to the plaza and boasts only two business in the past 40 years.

lease includes the whole building
ground floor retail
internal access to upper floor (3 rooms + a bathroom) and basement Storeroom
6 x car spaces to the rear of the property with rear lane access.

$75,000 Per Annam Gross plus GST

  • Lease Price: $75,000 Pa+ GST – 2 Year Lease Available
  • Floor Area: 172 m²
  • Property Type: Retail
  • Total Parking: 6

Listed by S Kirkby L J Hooker Lane Cove – More Details Here


On Monday June 24, 2004 the Fitrev Studio was born. Fast Forward to 2019 and Fitrev is the longest serving fitness facility in the 2065 and 2066 postcode. Ben Dulhunty is the owner and founder and he said:

“It is both humbling and exciting to think that at 24 years old, I had the passion to make this happen and the support to keep it going for so long. What an amazing journey it has been and I’m so grateful to all the clients both past and present for your support over the years. It is certainly one of my greatest achievements and couldn’t have been possible without my friends, family, clients and of course the all important ‘A-Team’ of Fitrev staff I now call family. The Fitrev Studio is more than a facility, it’s a 3rd place (after work and home).. somewhere for people to come and meet, socialise and get healthy. It has truly become the community hub I envisaged all those years ago, and is a phenomenon in the Fitness Industry.

The Fitrev Studio is the benchmark of boutique studio’s within the fitness industry, and is the reason why for the last 5 years I’ve been mentoring other Studio owners teaching them how our studio ticks, so they can replicate its success across the globe

Did you know the average Gym has a customer retention rate of 59% per year, and the smaller studio’s and franchises have a customer retention rate of 72%? Fitrev has been running at above 90% Customer retention from year to year for the past 10 years.. and it’s due to our fabulous clientele and consistently professional staff.

The Studio has allowed me to meet so many amazing people and create some great friendships of which I will never forget. Thank you all for your continued support of what began as an idea, and has now turned into a home for so many local residents.”

Well done Ben and Fitrev.

In the last weekend of June 2019, Four Frogs Creperie celebrated its first birthday in Lane Cove with a free glass of Mumm for all its patrons.  The Mumm was flowing out the door.  Four Frogs has become a valuable member of the Lane Cove Community with sponsorship of the Lane Cove Fun Run and the Lane Cove Public School.  They may be known for their sweet crepes but ITC highly recommends you try the savoury Galettes.  To celebrate Bastille Day (14th July 2019) Four Frogs will also have French themed special crêpes and galettes available throughout the month of July.



A very big congratulations to the Naturally Good Expo Business Summit Pitch Fest winner –The Swag

Lane Cove Local Peita Pini is going from strength to strength with her invention, The Swag, that has been patented around the world and she even won over the sharks in Shark Tank.  More details on this invention here.

Business Directory Listings

In the Cove has a business directory where we ask local businesses to list as a way of supporting In the Cove.  Thank you to the following businesses who have listed with ITC.

North Shore Veterinary Hospital

North Shore Veterinary Hospital was established in 1935. NSVH serviced the local community for 80 years and prides itself on delivering the highest quality care.

We are proud to now be operating at two different purpose built locations in Sydney’s lower North Shore, Artarmon and Crows Nest. We are open at the Artarmon Hospital 24 hours 365 days a year, with specialists and critical care emergency veterinarians on hand. Our skilled team is always available for consultation and advice when it is needed. Our Crows Nest Hospital remains open during normal work hours, with ready access to our emergency and specialty staff if required. Undercover parking is available at both sites.

In addition the hospital is home to North Shore Veterinary Specialist Centre, which operates independently of the general practice.


  • Mon – Fri 7.30am – 9pm
  • Sat – Sun 8.30am – 5pm
  • Public Holidays 8.30am – 5pm
  • Emergency 24 hours


If you need advice call our 24 hour emergency team on (02) 9436 4884
Should it be needed we have an ambulance service.

Furry Munchkins Pet Photography

Furry Munchkins Pet Photography is all about providing you with a unique, expressive, visual language to tell and relive the story of how your Furry Best Friend transformed your life. 

I’m Keefe and my number one goal is to help you create luxurious artwork of your furry loved one to display in your beautiful home that will be guaranteed to transform any room (and heart) with love, joy and laughter. Together, we will recount the compelling love story between you and your furkid that will be retold every time you, your friends and family marvel at your art pieces.

Your adventure will begin the moment you contact me, with each experience personalised to suit you and your pet’s exact needs and personalities. Our photo sessions are built on the belief that beautiful photographs come naturally when people and their furkids are relaxed and having fun. If you are ready for us to capture some of the happiest memories of your furkid, contact us now to schedule a meet and greet session.


The Diddy

The Longueville Sporting Club,  more commonly known as “The Diddy” was established in 1938. Over 80 years later, the former Bowling club is now an established venue with it’s lively greens still thriving, playing host to patrons playing barefoot bowls and kids running around in open space.

Welcome to The Diddy!

The Bistro

The Diddy Bistro has been under the management of Steve Khella for the past 2 years. With a true passion for cooking which spawned at the age of 16 Steve has dedicated himself along with his wife Stephanie, to making The Diddy a venue for superb dining in one of Lane Coves finest locations. A true family run bistro in the heart of Lane Cove. – Steve Khella

Click to view the menu here or see our functions menu.


  • Mon/Tue – Bistro Closed. Bar: 4pm-Late
  • Wed – Bistro: 12pm-3pm / 5pm – 9pm. Bar: 11am – late
  • Thu – Bistro: 12pm-3pm / 5pm-9pm. Bar: 11am – late
  • Fri – Bistro: 12pm-3pm / 5pm-9pm. Bar: 11am – late
  • Sat – Bistro: 12pm-4pm / 5pm-9pm. Bar: 11am-late
  • Sun – Bistro: 12pm – 4pm / 5pm-9pm. Bar: 11am – late

Furever Pets Grooming

Furever Pets Grooming is a local family owned and run grooming salon in Riverview. We have been in the Lane Cove area for 8 years. As well as grooming, we supply and deliver premium dog products in-store & pet products online for dogs, cats, birds and small animals. We also provide limited boutique small dog daycare and in-home dog boarding. Our experienced, professional and caring staff can provide a variety of all-breed clips (and are all a little dog mad!)

Hanging Tough 

Sydney’s Top Hanging Services for Artworks, Mirrors, Shelving, Televisions, Blinds and Curtains.

I am an experienced, reliable Professional Art Installer. I hang for companies such as The Shelving Shop, Pottery Barn, West Elm, Freedom Furniture and more.

I have 25 years experience in Trade, Commercial & Residential Installs. I am Fully Insured and equipped with all tools and fixtures for hanging Art works, Mirrors, shelving and TVs. I can help you with the placements of your Artworks and am clean so no mess is left.

I supply all basic fixtures such as screws, hooks and wall plugs with my bid. All my work comes with a guarantee and install warranty plus I have full Trade Insurances.

I have current ID, Police & Working With Children Checks. Always on time with no attitude but to get the job done to your satisfaction.

Maria Ramos Photography

Hello! My name is Marie and I am the grateful owner of this amazing business. My best title though is being called mum to my beautiful girls Millie and Lucia and together with my husband Andrew and dog Freddie, we live a simple and happy life nestled within nature up in the north shore.

Ever since I was a child, I had an obsession for creating handmade gifts for my loved ones, so naturally when I discovered my passion for Baby photographer and ceramics at uni, my dream was to create a business that I could one day call my own.

At the age of 19, I began as a freelance family photographer travelling to homes all around Sydney. As demand grew, I opened my first studio in Leichhardt in 2007 and in April 2018 moved to a beautiful space in Lane Cove.

In 2009 I decided to create a product that did not exist on the market which combined my 2 loves, photography and handmade ceramics. “Baby Imprints” was a huge leap of faith but the concept was hugely successful and led us to winning our first small business award for best specialised business in 2010.

Since the beginning I always had a strong sense of giving back to the community as our customers were and still are the reason for our success, so we would run annual charity fundraisers. By 2016 we had donated over $25k to various charities but I wanted to do something extra special to celebrate our 10th year of business the following year. In 2017 I took a 12-month sabbatical to create an artwork made of heart imprints for one of my favorite charities “Love Your Sister”. The artwork named “Connie’s Heart” is a permanent feature at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and most importantly raised $111,000 towards breast cancer research. Other than getting married and having my two beautiful girls this was one of the most memorable moments of my life as it reinforced my belief that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

I look forward to the opportunity of meeting you and your family one day and I thank you for taking the time to browse through our beautiful collection of work.

The information/wording above for the Business Listing section is provided by the business.

Local Businesses We Just Heard About

Our Cellar

Paul Martinez is a fellow Lane Cove resident and part owner of He has been selling wine, beer and spirits for over 30 years and been online for over 7. Paul offers a huge range of Australian and imported wines, beers and spirits and they are currently offering free delivery to Lane Cove and surrounds.


Deals Combined

  • is an Australian website run by Lane Cove locals that crawls the internet looking for deals and discounts all over Australia
  • They extract and aggregate deals from all websites in Australia. The more popular ones are Groupon, Scoopon, Ouffer, LivingSocial etc
  • They sort the deals by geographical location and category, and update the deals daily at 6 am.

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