Lane Cove Business Round Up February and March 2021

Welcome to our Lane Cove Business Round-Up for February and March 2021.  This article tells you about new businesses, renovations, refurbishments, and businesses that support ITC by becoming part of our Local Business Directory.


I Love Pizza
I Love Pizza opened on Monday 15th March 2021 on Longueville Road in the old Running Bare Store.  The Brazilian Ambassador and Anthony Roberts attended the opening.

Coming Soon

Harris Farm Markets

Harris Farm Markets are coming. Their Architects posted the picture below on their Instagram page stating that Lane Cove Council had approved the plans for the supermarket. It will be located at the old Coles site on Burns Bay Road.

Mama Hong
Mama Hong’s Vietnamese is coming soon to Lane Cove (they will be located in the old snowberry shop at the front of the Lane Cove Arcade).

Opening Soon

Birdwood Cellars

Coming soon to Lane Cove – a new wine shop called Birdwood Cellars located opposite MBE Lane Cove.

Birdwood Cellars told us:

“We are passionate about wine, so much that we decided to expand our little wine bar wine list into a shop where you can take home something you love from our ever-evolving cellar. We will also have some of our very own gourmet produce at some point too. Unique & bespoke wines from awesome little winemakers, funky winemaking techniques, unusual locations and climates and more from Europe and Australia. We cannot wait to share this with you.

From the Team at Little Red Robin Restaurant & Wine Bar (two doors up from the shop!) *Liquor Licence Pending.

New Physiotherapist

A new Physiotherapist will be opening on Longueville Road near the NAB Bank.


Go2 Property Maintenance

Go2Window Cleaning has changed its name to  ‘Go2 Property Maintenance”.  They offer much more than window cleaning.  They also offer gutter cleaning, roof cleans and pressure washing.

New Owners

The Shell Station on Burns Bay Road will be taken over by the OTR group.

Restaurant News

The Alcott

The Alcott is renovating their kitchen and a new menu will be released soon.

The Longueville Sporting Club (aka The Diddy)

The Diddy is renovating their kitchen.

Masala Kitchen

Masala Kitchen is now offering high teas on a Sunday between 1.00 and 4.00

Da Mak Fusion

Da Mak Fusion has released a new takeaway menu.  View it here.


Lillah’s new Autumn menu has arrived. Feast your eyes (and soon your bellies too) on some of the latest additions – the photo below features the small shares to start: Old School Baba Ganoush, Baked Halloumi, and Eggplant & Zucchini Fries.


Shorties Bar & Dining has a new menu and a new head chef.

Their new head chef is Ricky Maing who has previously worked at Flying Fish, Sokyo and Kensington Street Social.

He has stamped his mark on new look dishes without straying too far away from what has made Shorties a local favourite in the first place.  Read more about the new menu here.


Al’s barbershop in the Lane Cove Market Square Shopping Centre is closed.  A new tenant has not yet been announced.


Businesses We Just Found Out About

Amais Security

We have just found out about a new security company called AMAIS.  It is run by Lane Cove residents who have lived in Lane Cove for over 10 years. They have worked in electronic security for the past 20 years. They would dearly love to be able to give back to our community by providing reliable, friendly security services.   They can help you with alarms, cctv, access control, monitoring and intercoms.  Find out more about them here.



Luxe Mini Co

A Lane Cove Mum.  was made redundant late last year due to COVID19 and she decided to start an online business called Luxe Mini Co. selling baby and kids goods, such as highchair and feeding accessories.

She has a special code for ITC followers – just use the code ITC10 for 10% off.

Instagram: @luxeminico
Facebook: @luxeminico

Aunty’s Chai
Sita, who was named after the Hindu goddess of harvest, is half Gujarati and half Punjabi. Sita’s husband’s name is Arjun, he was named after a warrior-hero and he’s from Udupi. Sita and Arjun describe themselves as your typical next-door neighbour Indian couple, quite literally living in Lane Cove. Their house smells of spice and agarbatti (incense).
Aunty’s Chai was born out of a blend of south Indian and north Indian traditions and after many arguments in 4 different apartments and 2 different houses. As a married Indian couple there are only a few things they argue over in the kitchen, whose roti’s are the roundest, where the chutney is and who makes the best cup of chai. But one thing they can agree on is that chai is a mindfulness journey, a brief pause in your daily routine, a chance to unwind, let go of the 9-5 and unleash creativity.
They have helped you by cultivating the perfect spice mix, and tea leaves for you to add milk and water to a traditional and authentic stove top chai.

Businesses For Sale

Are you interested in running a cafe located in a prime position in Lane Cove?  Details here.

Lane Cove Business Directory

The following businesses are now listed in our Local Business Directory.

Our advertisers have provided the information provided below.

Always Andy 

Always Andy Landscapes & Gardens is a local business, run by Andrew Britt.
Always Andy builds, revamps and maintains outdoor spaces. We provide busy people with a garden that looks it’s best and importantly matches their family’s lifestyle.

Peanut Butter Jelly

Peanut Butter Jelly offers street food inspired dishes from cultures all over the world, infusing flavour combinations from regions such as South East Asia, North America, Central and South America. The menu is a playful take on casual street food.

We worked with the best in the industry, experimented with flavours and spent lots of late night tasting sessions to craft dishes to be shared and enjoyed.

The menu draws inspiration from cultures all over the world including parts of Asia, North/South America and the Caribbean to create a fun and playful menu that is executed with a level of sophistication and elegance.

There are 5 zones within the venue:

• Casual bar area
• Outdoor dining/bar
• Casual dining and lounge
• Formal dining
• VIP room

Peanut Butter Jelly is located in The Canopy and is owned by a Lane Cove local.  It is wonderful to see some of the restaurants in The Canopy sponsoring In The Cove, and please support those who support ITC.  On ITC Lane Cove Chat, a member posted this review:

“Just wanted to share that we had a wonderful time at Peanut Butter Jelly yesterday. We celebrated our daughter’s baptism, and so had a large booking. The staff were so great and looked after us; the food was delicious, and having access to the grass area and playground for the kids while we enjoyed a long lunch. Lucky to have such a great place here!!”

Address:3/2 Rosenthal Avenue, Lane Cove
Phone: 02 8084 4747

Lane Cove Dance Academy

The aim of Lane Cove Dance Academy is to offer each student professional tuition in classical ballet and dance. Dance teaches self-discipline, creativity, poise, grace, expression, correct posture and spontaneity. It improves confidence and builds self-esteem. Dance is an excellent character builder and benefits each and every child either as a recreational hobby or as a step towards a career in dance.

LCDA trains dances in the Cecchetti method.

The timeless Cecchetti Principles of grace, balance and line form the basis of a sound training syllabus that has been developed to meet the needs of today’s modern child – teaching co-ordination, poise, confidence, rhythmical sense and musicality while ensuring that the process is still fun!

The fully qualified, carefully trained and registered teachers of Cecchetti Ballet Australia are committed to providing a stable and secure foundation for each student’s training – whether for purely recreational enjoyment or as the beginnings of a career in dance. The Cecchetti teacher training courses prepare them to teach with a safe and secure technical base, sound knowledge of anatomy and basic physical faults, good teaching practices and the historical background of the art of classical ballet. The syllabus has been carefully structured to ensure that the student receives a well-balanced training, with each grade for younger dancers designed to build progressively to the senior levels.

Address: Shops 16, 16A, 17 and 13 115-119 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove 2066
Phone: (02) 9418 7338

Masala Kitchen

Using only the freshest top-quality ingredients and chefs trained in the traditional Indian school of cooking, we bring to you a truly unique sensory experience

Masala Kitchen present the concept of modern Indian cuisine – unedited and unapologetically authentic. Diners will be taken on taste trip to the oldest flavors of India, with intense and intoxicating dishes and aromas made in a hand-crafted manner. Using only the freshest top-quality ingredients and chefs trained in the traditional Indian school of cooking, we bring to you a truly unique sensory experience.

Address: The Canopy T1 & T2 2 Rosenthal Avenue Lane Cove NSW 2066
Phone:02 9428 5858
Instagram: masalakitchenaus

Bright Spark Power

Bright Spark Power, connecting homes and business in Lane Cove with:

  • Our Best Rate Guarantee: Always be on our best General Usage rate. If we reduce our General Usage rate, it applies for all contract customers, no exceptions.
  • Sustainability: Building towards an innovative, sustainable and more affordable energy future for Australia with Our Ten Year Plan.
  • 100% Australian ​Support: We are a wholly Australian owned and operated business, employing Australians and supporting our community.

Our Aussie Offer

Get simple flat rates, a competitive price and fantastic customer service across our business and residential electricity contracts for the Lane Cove area. Check our our website and enter your address to see our rates. Or, support another local business and sign up from their referral page. Switching your electricity is as easy as letting us know via sign up – and we take care of the rest, including contacting your current provider. There is no interruption to your power supply.  ​ 

Powering Local Businesses in Lane Cove

Everyday we are out meeting more local businesses, to assess their electricity needs and power their business with a better offer. If you’d like a no obligation consultation to see how Bright Spark Power can deliver cost certainty, review time of use vs flat rate offers to find the right plan for how your business uses electricity, then simply email the local team [email protected] and let us know a time that suits for a call – or we’d love to visit in person.

About Bright Spark Power

Bright Spark Power is a 100% Australian owned and operated energy retailer providing electricity across New South Wales and Queensland. Bright Spark Power was founded in Lane Cove in 2016 when five friends got together and decided to do something about the poor service and foreign ownership, rife in Australian power companies.

Phone: 1300010277

Crawshaw Air

We specialise in all aspects of Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC). Whether you require installation, service or repair work, routine maintenance or just some friendly advice on the best set up for your home or business. Accommodating small to medium residential & commercial work, we’d love to speak with you regarding your project. We sell all major air conditioning brands, including Mitsubishi Electric, Daikin, Fujitsu, Panasonic & more. Call us today to arrange a visit from one of our friendly technicians.

We are an ARCTICK (Australian Refrigeration Council) registered company (AU26556). Carry all the relevant licences and insurances to operate with the industry.

Address: Huxtable Avenue Lane Cove North
Mobile: 0433797360



Go 2 Property Maintenance

We specialise in window cleaning, gutter cleaning & pressure washing.

Free quotes & fully insured.

Go2 window cleaning is a local family owned business with a wide range of experience offering affordable prices with premium results.

Great care is taken to provide a high standard of work with a professional but friendly approach. We pride ourselves on attention to detail, affordable prices and hassle free service.

We have chemical free options to ensure your garden, pets and loved ones are cared for.

We offer free quotes, we are fully insured and provide our services to all of Sydney.

Find us on Facebook and Instagram @go2windows and get in touch for a free quote!

Contact us for a free quote.

[email protected]

0490 471 048

Please send us an email with as much information as possible for what you would like done, along with your number & suburb.

Support ITC and Advertise With Us

Not all of the businesses noted above advertise with In the Cove – we like to give all businesses a free shout out when they are starting out.  However, we are so grateful for those businesses who become part of the ITC Business Community.  Without their support, we could not undertake our community and advocacy work.

ITC has hit a few milestones recently.  We now have

Facebook – Over 19 000 followers
ITC Lane Cove Chat – Over 800 members
Instagram – Over 8000 followers
In The Cove – Web Site Views – Over 2.5 million views since we started our website.

If you would like to advertise and promote your business locally to a very engaged audience email us at [email protected] or message us on Facebook

Help In the Cove Grow

In the Cove wants to employ local people, we want to bring even more news to you, and we need your help. Become an In The Cove member, and we have a little gift for you (our very own reusable masks sourced from a Lane Cove business). To find out how to help here and how to get your reusable mask, hurry as stocks are limited. 

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