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.
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.
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.