All images courtesy of CLAY
If the colourful, gorgeously assembled food of CLAY&Co looks familiar, then it’s because the new cafe is closely related to the Argo family.
CLAY which resides deep in the suburbs in Newton was opened by John Milky and Gaby Saleh in January and already collected a familiar group of customers.
Despite COVID-19 restrictions putting a spanner in the works, CLAY remained open to offer takeaway and delivery on days with enough staff on hand, even going as far as to not charge a delivery fee for their elderly customers.
Their menu is set in place to cater for everyone.
“Vegan and vegetarian options, gluten free, and we’re all about local SA produce, from the milk and eggs, even the coffee is all Adelaide family owned businesses,” John says.
The menu features all the classic brekkie dishes such as smashed avo, eggs benedict and they’ve become well-known for making a mean omelette, an isolation favourite according to John.
Fresh salads with marinated lambs, falafel salads, wraps, and smoothie bowls also feature heavily on the menu.
This is simply the start for John and partner Gaby, who plan on making CLAY a mediterranean haven, both in menu and fit.
The menu will see a mediterranean and middle eastern twist incorporated as time passes.
The renovations however, will take place in three stages, the first of which we happen to be in the midst of.
“Stage one of the reno is to complete the deck area, where you can easily fit up to 50 people,” John says.
“It’s a long deck and will have all types of bench seatings, with lots of lemon and avocado trees to give it a tropical look.”
The current fit, inside and outside is described as old school and will transition to a mediterranean beach vibe.
Stage two of the renovations will cover the rest of the outdoor seating areas, and include a child friendly section.
The last stage is internal renovations, and John tells us that the whole space will be changed, from flooring to the fridges.
For now, with the new restrictions eased, you can check out CLAY and actually grab a bite or food and stay. Due to the small capacity to sit, they’re applying a time limit on their tables, 30 minutes for coffee and an hour for food.
You can also order online at https://clay-co.business.site/ or give them a call at 08 8165 2132.
You can find CLAY at shop 22/3 Jan St, Newton.