The Alley Cafe, Everton Park – Reviewed
Nestled within the school grounds of Northside Christian College is an oasis for parents, in the form of The Alley Cafe.
This unassuming cafe offers a place for tired parents to get their much-needed caffeine hit, while children burn off some energy in the well-equipped and fenced playground.
Getting to The Alley Cafe
To reach the cafe, drive into the grounds of Northside Christian College from Flockton Street, Everton Park. Continue along the internal road, following the signs, until you reach Carpark 3. This is the best spot to park as it is directly across from the cafe, and is easily accessible if you have a pram. The cafe is tucked away, so you will probably spot the colourful playground first! There is a large, undercover eating area with chairs, tables and highchairs available. In the prayer chapel, located adjacent to the cafe, are toilets and change tables for public use.
Coffee, food and fun at The Alley Cafe
The Alley uses Brisbane-based Wolff coffee beans, and if you can’t get enough of them in your coffee cup, you can purchase a bag of coffee beans to take home. The coffee is well-priced and well made by their friendly staff. There is also a selection of cold-pressed coffees, tea, Charlie’s juices and softdrinks. Kids are not forgotten with milkshakes and babycinos on the menu, served with marshmallows.
The food menu is limited, but does include a variety of Everyday Gourmet sandwiches and wraps, as well as homemade muffins and biscuits, and a selection of fruit.
The biggest draw card, however, is the large and fully fenced playground. The playground is easily visible from the seating area, thanks to the glass fencing. Suited to children under five years of age, there’s enough play equipment to keep them happily occupied for some time.
The Alley Cafe is run as an outreach of the Nexus Church, and so any profits generated are put back into the cafe. There are plans for new seating and refurbishments in the near future. Ten percent of profits go to local missions, such as breakfast programs which are run by the church.
The Alley Cafe – opening hours and location
The Alley Cafe is located at Northside Christian College on Flockton Street at Everton Park. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 7am until 4pm, and 7.30am until 12 noon on Sundays. Currently, the cafe is closed on Saturdays, but there are plans to open on Saturdays in the future. To be kept up to date on opening hours and specials, follow The Alley Facebook page. To place a coffee order ahead of time, you can text it directly to The Alley using the Skip app.