Lane Cove Business Round Up – June/July 2022

Welcome to our Lane Cove Business Round-Up for June/July 2022.

This article tells you about new businesses, closed businesses, renovations, refurbishments, businesses for sale, Commercial Development Applications, and businesses that support ITC by becoming part of our Local Business Directory.



Kooka’s Cafe

Kooka’s Cafe is now open at the Lane Cove Golf Club at 180 Northwood Road Lane Cove.

Trading hours are:

Fridays 12pm – 3pm

Saturdays 10am – 4pm

Sundays 10am – 3pm

If you want an egg and bacon roll overlooking the golf course – then try out Kooka’s Cafe.  They also serve burgers, quiches, salads and soups.


Lane Cove Tobacconist and Convenience Store

A new tobacconist shop has opened in the old Elysium Hairdresser salon on Longueville Road (not far from Gazman).


TAB Lane Cove

Tab Lane Cove finally closed on Sunday 16 July 2022.   The property was advertised as being for lease.  The advertisement has now been removed.

Mama Hong’s Vietnamese

On 19 July 2022 fixtures and fittings were removed from Mama Hongs restaurant. Is this the end of Mama Hongs?

They had posted on their Instagram page they would be reopening. The restaurant has not reopened since three people were charged with allegedly kidnapping a person.

We have a full update in our article here.

Fuchsia Boutique 
Fuchsia Boutique is located on Longueville Road (not far from Aussie Lane Cove) and has been in Lane Cove for 55 years in four different locations.
The owners issued the following statement to clients:
Before our planned closure in August we are offering our clients a last chance to purchase from the current Joseph Ribkoff Range a representative will be in store  on Saturday the 23rd July only,  showcasing sample stock.
Take this opportunity to see the new range and order on the day. Orders placed will be received in two weeks.



Rebranded/New Owners


Poseidon’s Catch located at the Figtree Shops in Lane Cove West have new owners.


Opening Soon

Harris Farm

Harris Farm is gearing up for an opening in early August (probably second week).  They have started advertising the Lane Cove Store and have launched a competition for their Lane Cove shoppers.  You can enter the competition here.

The Cook and the Baker

The Cook And Baker are coming to Lane Cove. They will be inside Harris Farm. The Cook and Baker told ITC:

“Our freshly baked goods rise with the sun each morning, crafted in our kitchens by our team of bakers and chefs. Food brings joy, and we love being able to bring joy to our customers and connect with our community. Our food is famous for its flavours and our service for its smile. Every item we make is borne out of our passion for great produce and food

Taste is central to everything we make – every ingredient is carefully considered. We make everything from scratch each day, no substitute, no compromises. We represent a return to food favourites with a modern organic touch. You will like what you see in our stores and you will love what you taste.

Welcome to The Cook and Baker

  • Created with thought
  • Made with love
  • Shared with pleasure”

Rebel Donuts

Rebel Donuts will be located in the Harris Farm Store.  They are described as authentic donuts made from scratch and baked in the store daily.  They have gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options.

Salumi Deli

Salumi Deli will also be located in the Harris Farm Store.   Salumi Deli describes their business on their website as:

“A true labour of love, Salumi Australia has spent the past decade consciously crafting fermented and gently aged smallgoods among the rolling green hills of the Byron Bay hinterland in Bundjalung country.

Our company was dreamt up by co-founder Massimiliano Scalas, a chef and native Sardinian who missed the salumi of his homeland. He sought to create an artisan-style salumi range, one crafted in the European slow-food tradition using premium Australian ingredients.

Alongside partner Rebecca McEwan, the duo welcomed Salumi Australia in 2010, a company that remains devoted to crafting unique and authentic products and continue bringing people together over good, honest food.”

Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina will also be located at Harris Farm.  We understand that it will not be a full store but will serve up items such as pictured below.

Fish in the Family

Fish in the Family (previously called Sydney Fresh Seafood) will be located in Harris Farm.  Fish in the Family has been operating since 1976.  On their website, they describe their business:

“People have trusted our family to provide the best seafood for generations.

The freshest flavours, the most delicious recipes and the finest picks of the day – you might say it’s the family passion. That means you can trust us to recommend the perfect choice for you, to know its provenance, and to stand behind its quality.

And if you’re not happy for any reason, we want to know about it. Please don’t be afraid to ask questions, have a chat with us, and enjoy simply the best produce the ocean has to offer.

We’re all family here.”

Noodle Box

Noodle Box has submitted a Development Application for a store inside Lane Cove Central as one of the speciality stores – it is not located within the Harris Farm Store.

Noodle Box describes their business on their website as follows:

“Rewind 25 years, two young Aussies took their taste buds on an adventure to Southeast Asia, discovering a cultural melting-pot of flavours and authentic cuisines bursting from the vibrant hawker food markets. Returning back to Australia richly inspired and armed with a wok in hand, Noodle Box was born.

Today, Noodle Box is Australia’s most loved noodle brand with 70+ restaurants across Australia. Our mission is simple, to inspire nostalgia of the bustling Southeast Asian hawker street markets by delivering authentic dishes that pack intense flavours, fresh crunch, fiery heat and unforgettable wok-char.”



New Staff

Apple Dental has two new staff appointments.

Apple Dental would like to reintroduce Trixie Muller. Some of you may have already met Trixie. Trixie has been with Apple Dental for the past four years as their Dental Assistant.

Since early May Trixie has been their new associate dental practitioner. Please join Apple Dental to congratulate Trixie on her new position.

Apple Dental also like to introduce their new dentist, Dr Ivan Crnkovic. Dr Ivan has a wealth of experience in general dental care.

Dr Ivan graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010 with a Bachelor of Medical Science and a Bachelor of Dentistry. Dr Ivan is highly experienced across all aspects of general dental care. He is passionate about providing expert care to his patients and actively strives to ensure his skills and knowledge remain up to date by attending continuing education lectures and courses.

In his spare time, Dr Ivan enjoys spending time gardening, practising yoga, reading, playing the guitar and cooking.

Appointments to see Dr Ivan are now open. If you’d like to see Dr Ivan please call us on 9420 5050 or book online here


Businesses Renovations


The Diddy has undergone some major renovations in the last few months and now has more outdoor seating (with waterproof sails).  They now have an outdoor pizza oven, and pizzas will start coming out of the oven on 20 July 2022.

They will also serve barista-made coffee and authentic Italian gelato. Book online today to secure a table, so you don’t miss out on this Italian goodness!



Businesses For Sale/Retail Premises For Lease

For Sale

Want to buy a dog grooming business?  Find out more here.

Want to buy a well-established coffee shop located right in the heart of Lane Cove?  Find out more here.

Have you ever wanted to own a bakery in Lane Cove? – Find out more here.

Have you ever wanted to own a cafe in the Lane Cove Council Area? Cafe 2065 is located in Greenwich and is on the market. It is located in the same set of shops as Your Display Gallery. If you are interested, then call Zoe on 0411 430 611.

For Lease

A shop is available for Lease in the Lane Cove Arcade (same arcade as Four Frogs) – click here for details

Sloans Salon is relocated to the other side of Longueville Road – their existing premises are now available for lease – details here.

The old Foo Goo premises on Longueville road are available for lease – details here.

Looking for Franchisees

Want to run a Zeus Street Greek Restaurant in Lane Cove? Zeus Street Greek is looking for franchisees and if they find the right people they might open in Lane Cove – further details here.



Lane Cove Business Directory


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

If you are looking for a Lane Cove business, please check out our local business directory and support those who support us.

Our advertisers have provided the information below.

Stringybark Day Care

Stringybark Childcare & Preschool has been being part of the community for over 40 years in Lane Cove North. Stringybark Learning centre provides high-quality care to children aged from 2 to 6 years. We are a family owed and operated service. we are a proudly diverse and inclusive service where all families are welcome We offer:

  • Long hours, 7:30 – 6:00 Monday to Friday
  • Morning tea, hot lunch, afternoon tea, late light snack
  • Preschool program for children from 2 to 6 years old
  • Long term, qualified, experienced staff
  • Home Based environment
  • Work within the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education includes the National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
  • Interactive Learning through Play/Music/ Movement/Yoga
  • Promotions
    • Receive a free week care on your enrolment*
    • Receive a free week care once referring a new family who enrols
    • Make up days for public holidays
    • 5 sick leaves swap days
    • One week free care for siblings

Short walk to Lane Cove Bus Interchange.


2 Landers Road Lane Cove, NSW 2066


02 9427 3584

F45 Training Lane Cove

Address  1/229 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Mobile 0481979004
Instagram f45lanecove
Website lanecove

F45 Training is a global fitness community specialising in innovative, high-intensity group workouts that are fast, fun, and results-driven. Come in and feel the burn. Members of F45 are smashing their fitness goals in our studios across Australia. With our fitness team training classes expanding across the country, there’s probably an F45 Training near you. Drop in at your local F45 studio in Australia and meet with the team today!


F45 is specifically designed to provide a functional full-body workout while improving energy levels, metabolic rate, strength, and endurance.


The team mentality at F45 Training helps members transform their lifestyle physically and mentally while encouraging community growth and a no-ego attitude.


F45 Training is one of the most time-efficient ways of training. We aim to burn up to 750 calories per 45-minute session.


Address:  Lane Cove Plaza

Chatime is shaking tea up! We offer milky, fruity and frozen iced tea. We also offer hot teas

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