Discover Brisbane’s cycle cafes Crankstar and Crank House
There’s no doubt that coffee and cycling go hand in hand. But little did we know Brisbane also has a thriving cycle cafe scene where chatting about bikes, drinking coffee and picking up some spare parts or an extra pair of padded shorts all at the same time is possible.
Performing bike services and builds, and stocking ridewear, accessories and, of course, a horde of bikes, Crankstar in Camp Hill is a mecca for the cycle enthusiast. With an inset cafe, Crankstar is the place to head post-ride for an espresso, vintage soda pop, slab of fruit toast or light lunch options. The shop also hosts a Friday Gentleman’s Ride each week, and has just adjusted its opening hours, so folks who can only pop by on the weekend no longer miss out.
5 Abbott Street, Camp Hill
Ph: 07 3161 8689
Open: Tuesday to Wednesday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Crank House Cyclery
Specialising in servicing and repairs to all bikes and components, Crank House Cyclery is nestled along Bardon’s main street. From the exterior, you’d hardly know the boutique cycle shop also houses an espresso bar, serving homemade treats like gluten-free chocolate logs and local Cleanskin Coffee Co brews. Brothers Brendan and Mark love talking two-wheels and bike builds from scratch, but even if you’re not cycle mad, stop by for a coffee and soak up the views from the back deck. A lower courtyard space is also in the works, being built with a post-ride Sunday session in mind.
70–72 Macgregor Terrace, Bardon
Ph: 07 3161 8964
Open: Tuesday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Wednesday to Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
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