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City of Marion unveils new Boatshed Café redevelopment

Monday 24 Jun 2024
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The Boatshed Café has opened up its doors to a $1.3 million redevelopment today after months of work to transform the building and enhance the views across the Hallett Cove coastline.

The City of Marion has delivered a new dining area on the upper level which will be home to the new Sugarloaf Restaurant and Bar, providing an elegant Coastal dining experience.

The deck area has a small undercover sheltered space and a large open area, connecting to two inside areas offering dining or functions. All these areas showcase some of the best views of Adelaide’s southern coastline.

It also includes the installation of a new lift and stairs to improve accessibility to the upper level.

The lift will be operational in the coming months.

The life of the building will also be extended through the enhancement of external cladding to coastal environment-friendly materials

The Boatshed has something for everyone, whether it’s a quick catch up with friends for a coffee, a Sunday lunch on the deck, some seafood takeaway with family out on the grass or a unique dining experience at the new restaurant.

“The Boatshed Café is a popular spot among locals and also visitors to Hallett Cove,” Mayor of Marion Kris Hanna said.

“These upgrades will provide some of best views of Adelaide’s southern coast on offer.”

Owner of the Boatshed Haidee Farrugia said the cafe was a hidden gem.

“It’s just such a nice vibe upstairs - we are so excited that this project is complete,” she said.

“We’re really looking forward to the future and the chance to showcase some of our local produce at the restaurant.”

The Boatshed Café building was once a surf lifesaving club.

The City of Marion upgraded the building into a commercial business and issued the initial lease for the café in December 2007.

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