Today Adelaide Food Central attended the Launch of DEW – a collaborative workspace, coffee shop and bar situated on Hindley Street, in the heart of the Adelaide CBD.
Founded by Elisa Mercurio and Juan Londoño, DEW stands for Drink, Eat, Work, and let me tell you, we are very happy indeed with that order and it is exactly what we did.
First we enjoyed a post work wine courtesy of Marble Hill and then we sampled the delicious canapés on offer – presented on beautiful wooden serving boards. This followed by a thorough taste test of the cheeses, served on what can only be described as a log tower, decorated with gum leaves and other greenery.
The entire vibe of the place seems to be about bringing the outside in. There is plenty of foliage, in the form of pot plants, stationary and hanging from the walls, as well as the amazing mural by Lisa King, Adelaide Artist extraordinaire, which watches over you as you make your way around the room.
Upon entering the café area you are struck by the amount of natural light and the high ceilings. A 3 story split level situation, the front area has ceilings that go on for days. Moving up to the office space, it is extremely open, with only metal frames dividing each workspace. There is a sense of fluidity and it is evident that collaboration, in every sense of the word, will be encouraged here. There is also a meeting room and Elisa’s photography studio housed within the building, making it one busy hub of creative activity.
DEW is open 7am to 7pm, 6 days a week – for your post work coffee, right through to knock off drinks, oh and for the working in between of course, let’s not forget the office space! While we sampled the wine and can attest to its deliciousness, we abstained from the coffee so as not to stay up all night, however we are told that DEW make a mean cuppa. Preferring to use single origin beans, currently from Colombia, that rotate through, they also offer alternatives to cows milk such as soy and almond at no extra charge! Pair these with a slice of raw cake or their newly introduced bagels and you are set for the day!
Already gaining a lot of business from foot traffic, DEW is off to a good start. The space has been developed in collaboration with Renew Adelaide and is one of the many new creative and inspiring businesses popping up on Hindley Street and helping grow its day life and moving it away from the seedy nightlife it is known for. With more an more people showing interest in the office spaces, coffees being ordered, and wines being drunk it wouldn’t surprise us if DEW’s day life soon also became part of the Hindley St night life.
Words and Photos by Olga Winter from Little Miss Stuff
Photos also by Angela Scarfo from All About That Food
WHERE: 101 Hindley St, Adelaide