We are a place with space to collaborate, create, cultivate and connect,
Erskine villa’s exploratory but polished cafe has some new and exciting things planned. Since opening it’s doors over a year and a half ago, Erskine Villa has offered something for all: fine food, a communal feel, community connections and eclectic decor that resonate in tune with Erskineville’s village vibe. In the past there have been hidden treats beyond breakfast + lunch, including gin-tasting nights, live music performances + guerrilla dining on an exclusive rooftop space. Now, with todays changing retail environment, if you thought pop-up shops and restaurants were just another trend that would surely be forgotten, then you need to reconsider as now, more than ever, the pop-up trend is alive and expanding globally as a quirky novelty amongst consumers. Pop-ups are unique dining experiences that give diners a chance to try something new whilst also providing opportunities for local designers/ artists to display their creations, test new markets and even provide exposure and cultivate interest for first time product launches. The trend involves “popping up” one day, one week or one month, then disappearing. giving creative practitioners short-term experiences to promote their products to target audiences and test new markets. Erskine Villa will be known for those one-of-a-kind experiences for consumers and the wider community whilst also offering emerging local creatives a chance to test out a new idea, tap into a market or to try something without a lot of risk attached. The Inner-West of Sydney is home to many eccentric, creative, artistic types. Erskineville is tucked quietly behind the hustle and bustle of well known suburb Newtown, with wide streets, glorious tress and that local town feel, the idea of the first pop up space will enhance the already affluent area but reshape the landscape of a neighborhood into an incubation hub for dense city living.
For now, Erskine Villa will continue its cafe operations serving up delicious meals for breakfast + lunch Fri- Sun, the transformation of the place and space will work best as a means of incubating new ideas and activities rather than for permanent projects. Erskine Villa, will be operating as part cafe, part venue/ function space (for public + private hire), and soon to be a pop up destination with a permanent structure for temporary things. In particular the pop up concept will be specifically innovative and useful for younger chefs to build their brand and highlight their creativity without necessarily being tied to a brick and mortar restaurant.promising prospects for chefs to showcase their talents, providing possible launching pads for chefs to open full-time restaurants and gain attraction for their skills. They’re great ways for diners to find those one-of-a-kind culinary experiences they’re after, in a world over-saturated with food trends and ‘trendy’ food.
With growing interest from well known local business’s and current projects/ contracts in place for launch it is only time before we are up and running. We want to hear from anyone and everyone interested in showcasing their skills in the near future.
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