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December 5, 2019

Summertown Studio goes full café

Summertown Studio, the multi-faceted maker retail store, co-working space, and events venue, has upped its coffee offering, introducing an in-house café run by De Groot Coffee Co.

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  • Words: Johnny von Einem
  • Pictures: Jack Fenby

When Summertown Studio’s Instagram account teased of some changes to come at the site a little over a week ago, we waited with bated breath to see how the venue’s founders, Sharni Honor and Sarah Bradford, could possibly improve upon the airy Somerton Park space.


Summertown Studio
13 Paringa Avenue, Somerton Park 5044
Mon-Fri: 8am ’til 3pm
Sat-Sun: 8:30am ’til 3pm


On Monday, it was revealed Summertown Studio has built in its own café space, bringing the De Groot team indoors.

Summertown Studio launched with a pop-up café offering sold from the De Groot van out front, and the relationship has now been solidified with De Groot serving from the plant-filled particle-board-built shopfront inside the retail section of the space.

In addition to coffee, Summertown Studio’s café will continue to serve Saudade Portuguese custard tarts, as well as a broader selection of pastries from the inimitable Abbots & Kinney. A selection of sandwiches will also be available in the coming weeks.


The business continues to stock and support a broad range of small makers and vintage stockists from Adelaide and around the country, and is the most relaxed and relaxing co-working space CityMag’s ever been toured through.

Sharni and Sarah have also kept busy with an ongoing roster of Summertown Studio events.

A series of monthly wine and jazz events kicks off at the shop this weekend; a Gang Gang collab brunch event, Brunchtown, is happening again later in the month; the Studio will host a Christmas market, in collaboration with Littlest Vintage; and on Friday, 20 December, Summertown Studio will host the next edition of its live music series, featuring Hein Cooper.

To keep up to date with Summertown Studio’s roster of events and new additions to the retail space, follow the business on Facebook and Instagram.

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