Unley Publications : Unley Life Spring 2018
34 Lo.Ki isn’t trying to be the hippest new eatery in town. It’s just focused on providing a simple, quality experience for its customers with great food and wine. Co-owner Ian Callahan says the general vibe is a “low-key brunchy destination, café by day and wine bar by night” serving premium wine and fresh, local produce. And it has an experienced team behind it. The team includes Ian Callahan, former owner of Bar 9, head barista and manager Rhys Woods and head chef Dan Milburn who previously worked at Auge Restaurant. “ We don't want to say we're the latest greatest of anything, just a nice, quality driven space for you to make your own,” Mr Callahan says. “Hopefully, what sets us apar t is quality and approachability.” He says the café, restaurant and wine bar has been opened in Unley because it’s such a welcoming area to do business. “ We've always loved the community atmosphere of Unley and how supportive both the local clientele and the other operators and business all are,” Mr Callahan says. “ To be honest, we're not really wanting to make a huge mark. “ We just want to create a nice, quality driven local place, that honours the great produce we have available, and serves this in an approachable space with our own brand of warm and friendly hospitality. Simple things, all done well.” Lo.Ki is situated at 227 Unley Road, Malvern. For more information, visit facebook.com/Lo.KiAdl Damien on Fisher is proving popular with the locals. The modern Australian restaurant, located at Living Choice Fullar ton, is a hit with both the retirement village residents and the local community. Owner and head chef Damien Hein is thrilled by its success. “It’s been going from strength to strength,” he says. “ T he suppor t from locals and residents has been wonderful.” Mr Hein says the fresh seasonal menu, weekly specials and Saturday night theme nights are part of the restaurant’s recipe for success. “ We welcome and encourage the general public to come and eat and they do. They add to the vibrancy,” he says. “ T he residents love the hustle and bustle, not to mention the interaction with people of all walks having business meetings, coffee catch-ups and family groups. They all come together in our warm spacious lobby/cafe.” Damien on Fisher also has a function centre and can cater up to about 100 guests, regularly hosting Rotary Club functions, corporate events, birthdays and Christmas functions. “Our auditorium has a stage and we have all the tech requirements needed to make any conference a success,” Mr Hein says. It’s also a venue for the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival and Adelaide Fringe. “ T he SAL A initiative was, and is, driven by residents who have life long commitments to the arts,” Mr Hein says. “Our residents have brought with them their skills, interests, contacts and are as committed as we are to add to the vibrancy and richness of life at Living Choice.” Damien on Fisher is located at 123 Fisher Street, Fullar ton. For more details, visit damienonfisher.com UNLEY LOCAL BUSINESS UPDATE Lo.Ki Dining Vibe Feasting on Fisher “ We welcome and encourage the general public to come and eat and they do. They add to the vibrancy.” Damien Hein Cafe employee, Sara almasany.
Unley Life Winter 2018