Back in 2015, Tell Henry opened in Kent Town to cater to all our caffeine needs, and they succeeded. If you’re unfamiliar with Tell Henry, read about our first look at the cafe back in 2015 here. After an amazing two years, a new Tell Henry is open in Gilbert Place in collaboration with Prohibition Liquor Co.
The collaboration came about when Adam Carpenter, owner of Prohibition Liquor Co. and Toolbox, popped into Tell Henry for a casual coffee. The duo began talking, and the rest is history.
“I was just passing through Kent Town and stopped for a Tell Henry coffee, as I often do” says Adam. “Brad saw my shirt and said ‘I love your gin’ and I replied, ‘thanks, I love your coffee”… it all happened from there – serendipitous really!”
Tell Henry has been brewing specialty coffee in Kent Town for two years, where they have built a loyal following of coffee loving locals. Tell Henry’s focus has always been coffee first. Brewing Industry Beans and serving a double ristretto as a standard pour, Tell Henry prides itself on consistency. Being co located in an old warehouse with other creative businesses, the cafe feels welcoming and the service is always friendly.
“The opportunity to repeat a similar collaborative model in the city was too good to pass up” says Tell Henry owner, Brad Bonar. “Coming together under one roof on Gilbert Street makes business sense, and provides a better experience for our customers”.
“Our hope is that Tell Henry customers will discover Prohibition Gin, and Prohibition drinkers will enjoy Tell Henry coffee”.
Prohibition Liquor Co is an Adelaide based spirits company, making internationally awarded gins and now setting up the first Distillery Door and Tasting room in the Adelaide CBD. They started bottling in a backyard garage and now earning 14 international awards and counting, Prohibition Liquor Co is taking the world by storm, from a very small footprint.
Now looking to expand its capacity and offer a tasting room for its spirits and a range of craft offerings from around Australia.
“We have exhausted the capacity from where we are and we have huge demand from the likes of Dan Murphy’s nationally, and a growing list of export destinations, we need the space to allow us to grow and keep up.” Says Wes Heddles, Prohibition Co-founder.
“To expand this to a tasting room space for gin flights, cocktails, functions and events is a big step for us, but one we believe will be truly unique in the City of Adelaide. To come for a drink and meet the makers, learn first hand all about our gins and other Australian craft spirits, without leaving the CBD, it’s a one-of-a-kind in Adelaide.”
Tell Henry has a history of collaborative workspacing, moving into the original Kent Town location with Rodeo creative agency, so it only makes sense that any city venue they open is also a collaborative workspace. Here at Glam we can’t wait to be able to access some of our favourite coffee and gin under one roof!!
Prohibition Liquor Co., Toolbox, and Tell Henry are now all open at 24 Gilbert Place.