The Coffee Club Ascot to Close After 22 Years

Plan your last coffee meet-ups at The Coffee Club Ascot now because this popular cafe and favourite hang-out along an equally popular shopping strip will be ceasing operations soon, after 22 years.

The Coffee Club Ascot, located on Racecourse Road, is shutting down in March 2021 but a new tenant is expected to take over the premier location. 

“For many years, this site has enjoyed ‘first option’ status for breakfast, lunches and a central meeting place for coffee. Situated only a skip from Eagle Farm Racecourse, the site enjoys abundant walk by traffic and is nestled amongst many boutique stores,” Commercial Brisbane stated in the listing

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The Coffee Club was established in Australia in 1989 as a cafe/restaurant with full table service. The first store was built on Eagle Street Pier in Brisbane CBD.

Five years later, the business became a franchise and has reached over 400 stores in nine countries, with most outlets in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. The Ascot outlet was the 37th store to open. 

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In early 2020, The Coffee Club rebranded to cater to the younger market but COVID-19 struck and affected the usual stream of customers.

In December 2020, two other outlets also shut down in Queensland. A liquidator for The Coffee Club said that rents have been unsustainable during this uncertain period.