Café-cross-homewares store, Pallet Home + Table, is a breath of fresh air for the Adelaide Hill’s town of Nairne
New to the Adelaide Hills is café-cross-homewares store, Pallet Home + Table. A breath of fresh air, rejuvenating the historic town of Nairne. Pallet Home + Table is a change for Balhannah locals and owners Matt Seagrove and Sam Uren, who previously worked as a lawyer and for the tax office, respectively. “This is just a little bit different for us,” laughs Sam. After Sam’s older brother sadly lost his battle with cancer earlier this year they said “quite frankly, f*ck it,” and decided to live the life they’d always talked about.
Down in the cellar of the original 1853 building is Pallet Home. Stocking the perfect mix of restored mid-century pieces, and modern homewares inspired by the surroundings of stone and wood. Before opening a shop front, the two ran an online homewares store, Pallet Homewares. Selling handmade candles and pillows, and restored mid-century furniture, a collection which they’ve now expanded on in this new space. Pallet Home also stocks women’s and men’s clothing, leather goods, unisex jewellery, and skincare.
Pallet Table has an “all-day menu of gourmet toast,” says Sam, the man in the kitchen. The focus is to “provide simple food but make it beautiful, and showcase the local produce.” Using sourdough from Lobethal Bakery, cheese from Woodside Cheese, and local produce hand selected at the Adelaide Central Markets. Popular dishes include the corn and zucchini fritters, house made spicy chickpeas with chorizo, and smoked salmon with feta, all served on sourdough toast.
It was important to choose a coffee supplier that was local to the Adelaide Hills region. The pair found the perfect match in Littlehampton with By 6 Coffee Roasters. A boutique coffee supplier “dedicated to making sure every single bag of coffee he sells is the exactly the same as the last,” says Matt. The boys and By 6 together developed two house blends, a smooth crowd pleaser and a “stronger, punchier” blend. Other drinks include soft drinks and juice, and smoothie bowls are on the cards for the future.
Keep an eye out because they say a liquor licence is in the midst. The pair hope to run a night once a month with a guest chef, a guest winery and live music. For now, Matt says, “…ultimately we want [Pallet Home + Table] to be a place where people feel welcome, they have a good, positive experience, [and] they can walk in and feel like whoever is behind the counter and whoever is serving them is a friend.”
73a Main Road, Nairne 5252
Come here for: An afternoon coffee and a browse on a weekend hills drive
Of note: Mid-century delights, picturesque country surroundings, good coffee, and good food
Expect to pay: $$
Opening hours: Wed to Fri 7am-4pm, Sat & Sun 8am-4pm