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Cooee Cafe and Restaurant Is Cannon Hill's New 200-Seat Spot for a Caffeine Fix, Bite and Cocktail

The new eatery is part of Minnippi Golf & Range, Brisbane's first public golf course in more than 70 years.
By Sarah Ward
February 13, 2024
By Sarah Ward
February 13, 2024

Whether having a hit on the greens is your idea of fun in the sun or you've never picked up a golf club in your life beyond mini golf, you now have a reason to head to Cannon Hill's new course. Minnippi Golf & Range opened in September 2023, becoming Brisbane's first public golf course in more than 70 years. From Friday, February 16, the site will also welcome its cafe and restaurant — with Cooee catering to 200 diners for coffee, lunch and brunch seven days a week. Weekend breakfasts and dinner from Wednesday–Sunday are also on offer.

The scenery is obviously a big drawcard, as eating with a grassy view always is. Sit outside to make the most of the location and you'll be sitting on picnic benches.

Overseeing the kitchen is Head Chef Lenes Pawar (Corbett & Claude, Cannon Hill Tavern), serving up a menu filled with familiar bites given a luxe twist. So, the fries are covered in parmesan and served with truffle aioli. The sliders use tiger prawns as their source of protein. The signature burger features a wagyu patty, and the slow-cooked pork belly comes stuffed Italian sausage and herbs. And among the desserts, the chocolate sundae features brownie chunks.

Other dishes span mushroom arancini and chicken wings served with blue cheese dipping sauce for snacks; crispy-skinned barramundi and truffle mushroom gnocchi from the bigger dishes; and clubhouse classics such as steak sandwiches, battered fish and chips, and a vegetarian burger. Pizzas get their own section, including a calzone. And if you're just grazing, a build-your-own tacos board is one of three platter options alongside antipasto and a selection of the eatery's top starters.

When weekend breakfast hits, pulled pork benedict, a breakfast burger featuring hash browns and an Oreo biscuit crumb pancake stack are highlights.

And for drinks, Revel, Your Mates and Fortitude Brewing Co provide the beers on tap, while you find Balter among the canned choices. Or, if you're in a cocktail mood, there's the Dai-Cooee (which is made with white rum, dragonfruit and lime), the Minnippi-rita (agave, orange curacao and lime), and jugs of pear and mandarin spritz.

You can also sip wine, smoothies and milkshakes, and get your caffeine fix via Bear Bones Coffee.

Cooee is opening alongside Minnippi's golf shop, and celebrating with festivities on Sunday, February 18 that include mini golf, a pop-up bar on the range, a prosecco cart, Revel Brewing Bar doing a pop-up, a petting zoo, live music, and an ice cream stall for dogs.

Find Cooee Cafe and Restaurant at 1825 Creek Road, Cannon Hill, from Friday, February 16 — open 9am–6pm (kitchen 11am–3pm) Monday–Tuesday, 9am–9pm (kitchen 11am–8pm) Wednesday–Friday, 7.30am–9pm (kitchen 7.30am–8pm) Saturday and 7.30am–6pm (kitchen same hours) Sunday.

Published on February 13, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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