If you’re deep in the cafe scene of Adelaide, you’re sure to have heard of the cult-favourite, Karma and Crow in Richmond. The long-standing warehouse-style eatery has been providing great coffee, delish food, and downright nice vibes to its customers since its inception, and now, they’re bringing a vegetarian restaurant, wine bar, and brewery to Brooklyn Park.
The three venues will be housed in a space on Marion Road which is currently under renovation; with the restaurant and wine bar by the name of So Long, Marianne, and the brewery dubbed Yellow Matter.
Female-lead hospitality group, Sonic Yoni are behind the up-and-coming new spots, and they’re passionate about sustainability – with just that at the forefront of So Long, Marianne.
To combat food wastage, the vegetarian restaurant has no set menu; you get what you’re given and that’s that…with dietaries catered for, don’t worry. Six courses will be picked, served up, and paired with wine by the staff. The concept allows the traditional degustation to be reworked to cut down on food waste. It’s a bit of a lottery, but it helps the kitchen use what they’ve got.
As for the wine at So Long, Marianne, an exciting Monday night idea has been set in stone – ‘last legs’. Opened bottles of wine which aren’t going to see the break of day will be served for $6 a glass in order to get the best out of what’s left. Again, the funky bit is that you don’t get to choose…control freaks, it’s all going to be okay, you can just order a full priced glass if you please.
But if you’re not looking to stay a while, So Long, Marianne is also a licensed takeaway wine vendor – so you can grab a whoppin’ six bottles of local wine along your merry way.
As for Yellow Matter, the micro-brewery next door; the beers will be brewed by former head brewer of Bodriggy Brewing Company in Melbourne, Tristan Barlow. And vegetarian wood-fired pizzas and small plates are on the cards for the casual gathering pit in the old council depot building.
So Long, Marianne and Yellow Matter are anticipated to open in late-June 2023. This little nook of the west is about to receive some mega pizzaz.