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Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar

75 Churchill St, Childers, Queensland 4660, Australia
+61 478 066 724
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Should have gone to Maccas

Terrible coffee, a cup of tasteless warm milk And expensive!! $4.50 for a small standard coffee... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Elizabeth M
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Coffee stop

The Paragon Theatre and Espresso Bar was a great choice for our coffee stop as we wandered through... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beth B
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Brisbane, Australia
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The Paragon Theatre is a rare surviving, privately owned, 1920’s entertainment venue offering classic films, live shows, tours, private hire options plus more. Espresso Bar located in the foyer, is open 6:45am-5pm 7 days and offers alfresco dining, the full range of local, handmade Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream as well as a variety of home made, sweet and savoury treats using local produce. (GF, DF, SF options available).
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 6:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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75 Churchill St, Childers, Queensland 4660, Australia
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+61 478 066 724
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Terrible coffee, a cup of tasteless warm milk And expensive!! $4.50 for a small standard coffee is a bit much. If it was good I wouldn’t mind so much, but definitely not worth it.More

Thank Elizabeth M
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Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Elizabeth, I’m so very sorry you had a bad experience with your coffee. It mortifies us to have a one star review as we strive to provide a top quality product and service for our customers. We really wish you were able to tell us...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Paragon Theatre and Espresso Bar was a great choice for our coffee stop as we wandered through Childers. The kids chose a Peppermint Perfection ice cream and Mango Sorbet from the Mammino Gourmet icecream range and said they were delicious. We had a quick...More

Thank Beth B
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Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Beth, thank you so very much for your lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your ice cream and would love to have you come back for one of our events! Kindest regards, Merissa (owner)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our drive from Brisbane to 1770, and it was so good that we stopped again on our return trip. As the kids weren’t interested, we did not look in at the theater, although it appears to have been lovingly restored. The...More

Thank Tanya M
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Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Tanya, thanks so much for your review! I agree, the ice cream is sooo good and I’ll be sure to pass your feedback onto my parents who hand make it! Looking forward to having you visit on your way through Childers again. Kindest regards,...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited by chance when looking around town, this is a step back in time, great coffee and ice creams, friendly owner, this is definitely worth a look insideMore

Thank Greg N
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Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Greg, thank you very much for your kind review! Our old girl certainly is a step back in time and a big surprise to people as they don’t expect to see it when they walk in. Glad you enjoyed everything else too. Hope to...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We plan a trip to this theatre each year. We love the old-timey feel of this theatre, complete with canvas sling seats and hot buttered popcorn. Bathrooms etc are well maintained and the coffee shop is absolutely beautiful - cakes and sweets are perfection. Well...More

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Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

This review makes me so happy Neena! I love that you come back every year. Thank you so very much. Kindest regards, Merissa (owner)

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Very helpful and friendly owners that were full of interesting information. Delicious toasties and coffees. The theatre is a step back in time; Wonderful that they are restoring it, it’s a gem. We loved the whole experience. Next time we are trying the homemade ice...More

Thank Barbara W
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Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review - we are so glad you enjoyed everything when visiting us Barbara. You won’t be disappointed when you come back for the ice cream, I promise! Kindest regards, Merissa (owner)

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great coffee!! Gluten free options in display cabinet. The pistachio ball and biscotti where yum. Lactose free milk too. Great start to a travel day. Thanks.

Thank Leonie T
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Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much Leonie, I’m so pleased you enjoyed everything and we started your travel day off well! Look forward to you dropping in on your next trip through Childers. Kind regards, Merissa (owner)

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Great coffee in the main street of Childers. Best raisin toast we have had anywhere in years. If it is not busy ask if you can see inside the picture theatre. Good to see the family heritage is being upheld by keeping the place going....More

Thank Bailey R
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Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review! I’m very pleased you had a great experience. I love the home made raisin toast too! 😀

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Great coffee, lovely homemade sandwiches (fresh bread made on premises!), and friendly service. All produce locally sourced. Plus interesting historic building.

Thank Matthew H
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Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

I’m so pleased you enjoyed your visit Matthew! Thanks for dropping in and see you again soon. Kind regards, Merissa

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

My husband and I love to see buildings kept for their own reasons and the Paragon Theatre has a heap of character, and no doubt many stories within, to give it the right to be preserved. The gentleman serving us our coffee was very friendly...More

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Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you so much for you lovely review and words of support- we really appreciate it! Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Merissa

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