Robby Lippett, founder of Attaboy Barber shop, has been bringing fresh cuts to Adelaidians since 2018. With his newest venture, he will be delivering fresh eats and coffee with the opening of Loxely Cafe this weekend.
Adjacent to the Kent Town Attaboy barbershop, this empty mechanic-shop-turned-warehouse will be converted into a light and lofty space for indoor and outdoor dining just outside of the CBD. Lippett hopes to capitalise on the buzz surrounding the Fringe.
“Opening during the busiest time of year in Adelaide is really exciting, and means we capture a larger audience of people who are flowing in and out of the city,” Lippett says.
Lippett’s face may seem familiar as he is an Adelaide mainstay who has worked at some iconic venues such as The Stag and The Republic Norwood. He even cut Zac Efron’s hair late last year! Lippett maintains great relationships with the crew at The Republic and has even partnered with owner Greg Maitland to bring Loxley Cafe to life.
“Our menu is super fresh, with quick bites available from the Abbots and Kinney crew to easy, light salads, sandwiches and rolls,” Lippett says.
“We have partnered with the chef at Republic to prep the majority of the food and have it delivered to the cafe daily. ”
Customers can expect to enjoy a delicious range of salads using locally sourced produce. Some of these include: Baby potato, asparagus and almond salad, Orecchiette, radicchio and Spinach salad and a spin on the classic Greek salad using lentils.
With a focus on local SA produce, Loxley is partnering with local suppliers like McLaren Vale’s coffee roasters, Dawn Patrol. Customers can also enjoy juices on tap from acclaimed beverage merchants, Squatters Collective.
Lippett first opened Attaboy barbershop in 2019 after Karma and Crow founder Janie Kammer wanted to reimagine a vacant space out the front of her Richmond Road venue.
“I saw this as a great opportunity to connect with the great community that Janie has fostered since the inception of K&C,” Lippett says.
Off the success of his first shop, Robby opened a At Agnes location in July 2020, followed by the Kent Town location late last year to cater to his customers who were travelling a fair distance to his Richmond venue.
“Opening a cafe right next door to our Kent Town barbershop just makes total sense, especially after seeing how well this model has worked for us perviously,” he says.
The interior of the cafe will be a clean warehouse space with modern white subway tiling and that classic sage coloured detailing. The inspiration behind the design of the space is reflected in the branding of the cafe, which was designed by David Swain at Design People, who has envisioned the branding for the likes of ShoSho, Barossa Distilling Co. and Extra Chicken Salt.
Loxley is due to open Friday 26th February, 2021.
Find Loxley at 20 The Parade West, Kent Town.