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Published April 19th 2021
This is the spot for important business - coffee & a bargain
A few weeks before Christmas, I shared my experience visiting the newly opened Bush Oasis Op Shop. Located in a building surrounded by bush in the grounds behind the Redlands Church of Christ in Alexandra Hills, the op shop's vision was to become "a place where you can come and talk, drink coffee, share a laugh, and feel welcome".
Guess what? True to their word, to complement your retail therapy looking for a bargain at the charity store (filled with books, clothes, DVDs, puzzles, and general bric a brac), there is now an onsite Coffee Cart to complete your experience.
The coffee is tasty and all the better for enjoying it in the fresh air. Better still, busy mums and dads can relax with their caffeine fix whilst watching their little ones keep busy on the playground equipment less than twenty metres away.
The range of cakes available to enjoy with your coffee may be small though everything is fresh with the scones being homemade. The variety of cakes regularly changes so be sure to look for the Daily Special on the blackboard! On the day I visited, the special was Coffee and Cake for $5. Hummingbird Cake - just delicious.
Bean Grounded has a friendly ambience and would be a suitable venue for casual meetups or even book club meetings. It's 'easy' and that's always welcoming, isn't it? Plus, there is the advantage of the bargains available right next door. A coffee, a chat, and picking up a bargain. Is that a good day out or what!
Always up for a movie ,
Bean Grounded is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am till 2:30pm and every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9am till 1pm.
The Bush Oasis Op Shop is located on the corner of Allenby and McMillan Roads, Alexandra Hills with Bean Grounded outside on the patio. Access is via McMillan Road and you need to follow the flags in order to park near and enter the building.