Relocating from their original home in Melbourne, Dos (Davide) and Sean, the boys behind Coffee in Common, have set up shop in the quaint Adelaide hot spot of Hindmarsh at 7 Bacon Street.
Originally from Adelaide, the guys formed their friendship years ago when they were both working at Cibo Marion and bonded over their love for coffee before going separate ways, with Sean moving to Melbourne and Dos remaining in Adelaide.
While in Melbourne, Sean started his own café off the back of his barista experience at numerous locations, which came to be the original Coffee in Common in Essendon in 2015.
While Sean was building his brand interstate, Dos honed his skills at popular cafes such as T BAR and Abbots and Kinney, often visiting Melbourne to learn the art of roasting with Sean at Bureaux Collective while helping out at Coffee and Common before its Adelaide relocation.
“At the end of 2019, Sean sold Coffee and Common in Essendon and we always had the intention of opening something in Adelaide because we’re both from South Australia originally. We love Adelaide and SA and always had this intention,” says Dos.
“We started in early 2020 and started roasting in a little shared space. We started supplying to cafes and filling orders to places like Acacia and Sibling who started using our blend.”
Signing a lease in Hindmarsh – in an old car detailer in need of major renovations – was an easy choice for the pair as they were always leaning towards a space in the Western suburbs, where they had both previously lived.
Coffee in Common offers a clean and crisp space with a minimalist aesthetic featuring low seating and a sleek island bar serving up an array of hot and fresh coffee with a ‘brunchy’ menu to match.
Given free rein on the menu, Coffee in Common’s head chef Dieter has used his wealth of knowledge from previous experience at Adelaide Oval and Elementary Coffee to give a unique twist to the wholesome food on offer.
Dos says the most rewarding part of the entire venture is sharing what they love with those who come in, in what has been overwhelming support from Adelaide locals and industry professionals.
“Both Sean and I love talking and talking about coffee, and it’s always nice when you find someone who’s just as passionate as you are that brings a big smile to our face. Making these connections, that’s’ essentially what hospitality is all about,” he says.
For more information on Coffee in Common visit their website.
7 Bacon St, Hindmarsh SA 5007