When it comes to popular stops in Port Adelaide, it’s hard to look past Anika Havey’s labour of love – Folklore Cafe.
Opening the doors in 2015, Anika says her goal was to simply learn the ins and outs of running a business.
“I really didn’t know where it would take me,” she says.
“Over the years it’s bred a life of its own and has become a little hub with staff and friends that have contributed to it being such a special place – I feel very fortunate to be part of it.”
As she prepares to reopen the doors this month, Anika says she hopes to see familiar faces for a coffee, a bite to eat and a chat.
“It’s worth the detour; plus, you might see a dolphin!” she says.
When she’s not serving the masses delicious food and coffee, Anika says she loves nothing more than spending time in her quaint family home and luscious garden.
“I love my kitchen because it has lots of natural light and character,” she says.
“It’s also a communal space to eat and socialise, it brings a lot of life.”
Owner of Folklore Cafe.
I’VE LIVED IN MY HOME FOR …
MY HOME IS A …
I LIVE WITH …
I LOVE MY HOME BECAUSE …
It’s near the beach and it’s my childhood home, it’s a safe, creative space.
BUT I STILL NEED TO …
Move out one day … I’m getting a little old.
MY DECORATING STYLE IS …
Is hard rubbish and second hand a style?
A 70s shag rug.
I COLLECT …
Too many jackets.
FAVOURITE PART OF YOUR HOME
● My sleazy 70s couch
● The edible garden
IN MY GARDEN I HAVE …
All herbs, spinach, rocket, eggplant, fruit trees, chillies and chickens.
WHEN I GET HOME AT NIGHT …
I go for a walk then get take away and binge watch a series.
AT WEEKENDS I LIKE TO …
I usually work. However I’ll still catch up with friends, make art and sometimes see gigs.
MY FIRST CAR WAS …
A 1973 Kombi but I don’t drive.
I LIKE TO LISTEN TO …
At the moment, Parquet courts, John Maus, NEU!
AT THE MOMENT I AM READING …
What we do in the Shadows, Annihilation, The Royal Tenenbaums and Border.
CLEAN FREAK OR MESSY BESSIE?
ON MY WISH LIST IS …
To feel content … or the perfect jacket.
WHEN I’M HOME I LIKE TO COOK …
A slow cooked one pot wonder.
FAV CAFE/RESTAURANT/ BAR
Jerusalem on Hindley St.
WHEN I WAS A CHILD I WANTED TO BE …
A Power Ranger or a Spice Girl.
FAVOURITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY
Being feral with the swarm of kids on my street.
IF I COULD CHANGE CAREER NOW I WOULD BE …
A music director for movies.
FAVOURITE SA HOLIDAY SPOT OR ACTIVITY
DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION
FAVOURITE SPORTS TEAM
SOMETHING YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS?
A simple life. Connecting food, art and community in a sustainable work life balance.
MY NEIGHBOURS ARE …
I COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT …
The support of my family and friends.
IF I COULD AFFORD IT I WOULD LIVE …
HOME MEANS …