In quite devastating news, cult favourite cafe East Terrace Continental posted tonight on Facebook, announcing its closure after 17 years of business.
A favourite with Adelaide’s brunch crowd and coffee lovers, the foodie destination on East Terrace in the city only has two days left to trade, with doors officially closing this Sunday.
The post said the closure was a result of an intense loss of business due to the ongoing road works that cut off access to the venue, along with a loss of trade since the RAH had been moved. It also urged fans of the venue to head along this weekend to support them for a final feed.
The Facebook post read:
To our dear customers,
We wanted to be the first to let you know that unfortunately we will be shutting our doors this Sunday, 20th October. Many of you remember that 12 months ago we were already pleading for support from local government to help deal with the intense loss of business caused by the ongoing road works that cut off access to us and the loss of foot traffic after the move of the RAH. We watched as businesses around us all closed their doors, and the east end became a ghost town. Fast forward 12 months and we have finally hit a point where we can no longer keep our doors open and continue. We want to thank all our wonderful customers who have supported us over the past 5 years and those that have supported ETC since its opening in 2003. We’ve loved getting to know you all and having a good laugh. This was not an easy decision to make but we hope that in the future maybe we’ll see you all again! Until then we hope to see you all this weekend for one final feed! Joe, Marisa & the ETC team.
ETC is located at 6 East Terrace, and opens from 7am – 2:30pm Saturday and Sunday.