New cafe Common Ground to give former Burleigh Co-Op site a new lease on life
New cafe Common Ground to give former Burleigh Co-Op site a new lease on life

New cafe Common Ground to give former Burleigh Co-Op site a new lease on life

While there has been a bit of uncertainty swirling the vacant site formerly occupied by Burleigh Co-Op (the original Burleigh Social premises) of late, we’re delighted to finally shed some light for you – the site will soon be home to a brand-new cafe called Common Ground.

The exciting news of Common Ground’s arrival comes after the departure of popular daytime hub Burleigh Co-Op in October 2019. Following a takeover, the site was geared up to be rebranded as Espresso Moto before plans fell unexpectedly through, opening up an opportunity for a new crew to jump onboard the vacant premises. That new crew is hospitality identities Euan and Bella Lovell (part owners of Broadbeach laneway bar Fig & Frankie’s), along with partner Matt Tranter, who are hoping to breathe new life into the renowned Hibiscus Haven site with Common Ground.

Construction works are currently underway to give the leafy, warehouse-style venue a new identity, with an opening expected in late March. Locals will be pleased to see Social Espresso (the coffee originally used by Burleigh Co-Op) back pouring from 7:00 am daily, alongside an all-day breakfast and lunch menu. Locals wanting a bite on the run can also expect a wide offering of smoothies and bowls, and an extensive selection of grab-and-go eats like sandwiches and salads. We’ll have more details and a look inside Common Ground ahead of its opening in late March. Stay tuned!

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