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The team behind award-winning Prohibition Liquor Co. don’t balk at the prospect of uncharted territory, with new venture Bootleg Coffee Co. slated to open on June 1.
Bootleg Coffee Co. will sit in the shopfront previously occupied by cafe Tell Henry, with the latter having recently closed its doors.
The coffee venture marks yet another undertaking for Prohibition co-founders Adam Carpenter and Wes Heddles, after opening new bar Next Door last year, and commencing hand sanitiser production throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
“We love our coffee here at Prohibition, which is why when the opportunity came about to add coffee shop to our home in Gilbert St, we didn’t hesitate,” says Carpenter.
“Bootleg Coffee Co. will be the perfect complement to Prohibition, allowing people to get their caffeine hit in the morning, and their gin fix in the evening.”
In keeping with Prohibition’s theme of working with quality, local suppliers, Bootleg has partnered with The Coffee Barun for its beans.
The danishes, croissants and other sweet treats (think protein balls and vegan slices) are courtesy of ever-popular Abbots and Kinney, and Jamu in the Adelaide Central Markets.
Bootleg Coffee Co. has allowed Prohibition to employ five new staff members, an important win given the hit the hospitality industry has taken due to COVID-19.
According to the Prohibition team, Bootleg Coffee Co. will help keep Gilbert Street a “mecca for awesomeness in a cup”.
Bootleg Coffee Co is located at 22 Gilbert Street and will be open Monday to Friday, 7am to 3pm.