This Nundah Gem Thrives as a Cafe and Small Bar

Cafe and Small Bar
Photo Credit: Blockhouse/Facebook

On Ryans Road in Nundah is a gem of a cafe and small bar that has been a local favourite for the last five years. Blockhouse is considered the cosiest hangout in town for early birds and a restful watering hole for night owls.

Serving delicious coffee in the morning to late lunch, and then wine or cocktails in the evening, Blockhouse has been thriving as both a cafe and a small bar amidst the challenges of the hospitality industry. 


To keep locals coming back, the cafe has introduced a new brekky muffin with Toulouse sausage, country gravy, American cheddar and a fried egg, as well as new and filling pork belly crumplet with caramelised apple, poached egg and a touch of Japanese flavours.

From the very beginning, Blockhouse wasn’t planned as a usual bacon and eggs cafe because the breakfast or brunch offerings are carefully thought out to tease the tastebuds and satisfy anyone’s appetite.

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Photo Credit: Blockhouse/Facebook
Photo Credit: Blockhouse/Facebook

Meanwhile, dinners (with cocktails or champagne!) have slowly returned as well at the small bar as the restrictions are easing off. New meals for dinner are also making their way in the menu, which diners can now enjoy alongside its trademark 90 minutes bottomless mimosas. 

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Blockhouse carries wine labels from Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Argentina, and Portugal. The drinks have been chosen or suggested to the guests to tie to the food’s flavours so well.

Follow their Facebook or Instagram for updates. It’s highly recommended to call +61 7 3172 6869 for table bookings.

“The Block House has been around for a while now and has stood the test of time and Covid. I have been there for breakfast , lunch and now dinner. I must say it didn’t disappoint. The food reminds me of the food that my mum used to make . What makes it special is that you can tell that the chef is proud of what he/she does and continues to provide high quality dishes with that extra bit of attention. Well done.”

John Burke

“Great place to dine for lunch on a quiet Tuesday. Delicious fusion food selection. The sauce on the duck dish was a little spicy but it is definitely a tingle on your palate to eat more. Chicken and waffle dish combination is very well put together. Although the chicken was deep fried, meat texture was tender and juicy. Recommended!”

Amy Lin

“Fantastic coffee and different, quirky menu. Staff are friendly. Food is delivered quickly and looks and tastes amazing! They used to have the most scrumptious triple cheese toasty on the menu…absolutely divine. Plus haloumi fries. Hopefully they might bring these back by popular demand.”

Nicole Watson