Pallet Home + Table, a new café-cross-homewares store recently opened in Nairne. And it’s really the best of both worlds. You see, visitors can enjoy a light meal and great cuppa after browsing through the selection of mid-century furniture and modern homewares.
The Pallet Café section is largely based around a gourmet toast range but they also offer a selection of light meals that are suitable for anyone and include vegan and gluten free options (woohoo!).
Owners Matt Seagrove and Sam Uren stress it’s important for them and the success of their store to buy majority of their produce locally. This includes sourdough from the Lobethal Bakery, cheese from Woodside Cheese Wrights and produce from the Mount Barker Markets.
Visitors will soon be able to take advantage of the store’s liquor license too and enjoy a night of food and drink with a potential dinner/wine night.
Down in the cellar, visitors will discover the Pallet Home, which stocks a mix of modern housewares and restored mid-century pieces. This includes a variety of men and women’s clothing, a unisex skincare range, serving platters, candles and leather goods.
They also have a jewellery line by New South Wales-based designer, El Minara, who was taught ancient byzantine jewellery making at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey.
Seagrove and Uren say Pallet Home + Table comes as a massive career change, but felt that bringing their vision to life was a risk worth taking.
‘It was always something we had always spoken about…Before we opened, we were working these mundane jobs and we really needed to find a change…it was really a leap of faith for us both,’ says Seagrove.
The pair say they became inspired to open Pallet Home + Table after Sam’s older brother had sadly lost his battle with cancer earlier this year. Seagrove shares, ‘before he passed he told us that we needed to go out do what we wanted to do, because anything could change in an instant.’
This duo-purpose store also aims to revitalise the historical town of Nairne during its ongoing redevelopment period, by drawing locals and visitors back to the Main Road. Seagrove says they have ‘been completely surprised by how much recognition the store is getting’ and ‘never thought it would appeal to so many people.’
Ultimately, Seagrove and Uren want to provide a space that appeals to everyone and a store where people can enjoy a warm and friendly environment. Seagrove says that he ‘wants customers to feel as though they’re being served by a friend whenever they enter our store.’
Pallet + Table is located at 73a Main Street, Nairne.