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Cafe Edge

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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader and Pinterest addict who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business www.Step Into History.com.au is designed to help children experience history.
Published April 30th 2014
Look for the Yellow House
If you've ever driven down George St Beenleigh you've probably noticed a bright yellow house. It's been there for years, run by 'On the Edge' a charity dedicated to working to help the homeless and at risk.

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Look for the Yellow House set back from the road.


A year ago they turned downstairs into a coffee shop. As well as fundraising for their long list of services, Cafe Edge is a training venue for local people. My friend and I visited out of curiousity and were very impressed.

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Friendly Service.


The decor is really trendy and so beautifully done - especially considering the tight budget they'd have had.

The front of the cafe is a welcoming mix of tables and chairs and tubs of herbs set out on either side of the door in the shade.

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A welcoming entrance.


The first eating area is black and white and Audrey Hepburn. It is stunning. If you love that era and have the clothes for it, this would be a marvelous place for a photo shoot. Naturally you'd want a coffee or two while you were there.

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Crisp black and white decor is stunning.


The tiny back area is green velvet vintage - tiny tables for two and a comfy looking sofa. The walls are covered in old photos,paintings and knickknacks. It feels a bit like visiting Gran or Auntie Maud.

I was ready to order by now but no ... there's more. Out the back under the spreading mango trees are more tables and chairs and armchairs...and a huge tent.

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Be seated under the spreading mango trees.
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Get comfortable. You won't want to rush away.


Apparently here you can hire the venue. Recent successful events have included a high tea, a wedding shower and a fashion parade. I immediately started thinking events and reasons to hire this lovely space. Costs seem very reasonable e.g the High Tea was only $25 per head.

The menu was simple but the food was great. I had a bacon and egg toasted sandwich and my friend had pancakes. Reasonable prices too.

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Today's Special.



After you've eaten you can browse through the Op Shop which was incredibly neat and tidy and had the largest selection of childrens clothing I've seen in ages.

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It's small shop but packed to the rafters.

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Why? Great ambience
When: Mon - Sat 6.30am - 5pm. Sun 6pm till late
Phone: (07) 3807 3257
Where: Cafe Edge 61 George St Beenleigh 4207
Cost: Reasonable
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