Angel and Oliver Markart, owners of the well-regarded Workshop Cafe in Redcliffe, have opened a new venue closer to the city in suburban Nundah, along with friend and business partner Jerome Dalton, of Dalton Hospitality.
The Blockhouse Eat/Drink opened quietly on Thursday. Oliver Markart, a former co-owner of the Continental Cafe in New Farm, says he's unconcerned about the Blockhouse's deeply suburban position.
"We are an open door for the locals. It's nice to be out of if a bit, it means it's a more relaxed environment and people can walk their dogs and pop in for a coffee or glass of wine. And we're very close to the train station so we expect to get a lot of commuter traffic."