After months of refurbishing, the former Redcliffe Coffee Club site on Redcliffe Parade has re-opened as The Jetty Lounge, a new cafe and restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Owners Craig Whitehead and Rini Fritiani snapped up the site when Redcliffe Coffee Club closed shop in July 2021 due to the high cost of rent and the economic fallout of COVID-19.
By November 2021, the partners have been working to change the store’s fit-out into The Jetty Lounge.
Rini has a wealth of restaurant experience when she used to live in Darwin. For a couple of years, Rini has been aspiring to open her own eatery if she could only find the right collection. Craig, on the other hand, wanted to bring the Hamptons vibe to Redcliffe with this new business venture.
The pair plan to offer special promotions and other activities at The Jetty Lounge once the dust has settled.
By January 2022, the cafe celebrated its opening.
“After a very difficult start we have finally assembled a great kitchen team,” Craig said.
“There’s still a long way to go and we have big plans once we can continue assembling and training our team.
“Thank you for the great support during these times. We really appreciate it and hope to see you soon at Jetty Lounge.
However, some aspects of the business’ operations are still being finalised, including the restaurant’s official site, for a peek at the menu, and social media presence to get a glimpse of what the site has to offer.
“We had the most amazing service and food here last week. The kids fairy floss pancakes came out before the rest of the meal, which came after that had been demolished. When the owner saw our meals come out separately, she immediately got us a second helping! Having read that they’re a new business, obviously there will be a few teething problems. So was happy to see that it was rectified as soon as it was noticed. Really poor form I think to leave a 1 star review for a new local business. Coffee was great and the view spectacular. Going again tomorrow!”Tas Winkler
“We highly recommend the Jetty Lounge. We discovered this lovely restaurant recently and enjoy visiting on the weekends for dinner. It is a nice, friendly place with great views to the Redcliffe jetty. The food is always great and the restaurant offers a nice ambience for a great night out with friends or dinner for two. You can also enjoy the live music from next door.”Justin & Kathy
“Dined in for lunch. Amazing view. Plenty of seats undercover for inclement weather. Works burger came with chips. Both were absolutely delicious. Pumpkin arancini was served beautifully and tasted amazing. Flat white and skinny latte were available in mug size too, tasted great and came with a nice surprise on the side. Filtered water is free and self-serve. Service was very friendly, efficient and fast! We’ll be back despite living an hour away!”Lyn