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Backstage Cafe University of Adelaide,
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The Adelaide University’s former Backstage Cafe is available via the Renew Adelaide program.

With a legacy dating back to 1976 as a cultural venue central to the surrounding schools, including music, theatre and science, this is a great opportunity to bring your spirit and vision to the University of Adelaide.

The cafe space includes a large common seating area on the Western side of the University. It faces the Pfizner Court, an amazing common outdoor space that has the potential to cater to not only students but also patrons of Scott Theatre performances and other bookings throughout the year.

Renew Adelaide envisages an exceptional hospitality concept to activate the space and bring a fun and functional contribution to the Adelaide University’s existing food offering.

The patronage runs strongly across the university terms, being 26 weeks spread across the year. The venture has an opportunity to operate beyond these timeframes, during University holidays, with operations such as catering – you can view the university calendar here


Location:                   Schultz Building, University of Adelaide, North Tce Campus
Type of property:    Food and Beverage
Area & size:               41 sqm kitchen + 9sqm storage
Floorplan:                Area marked kitchen only

  • Large servery with the option for a second
  • Double exhaust
  • Grease trap
  • Commercial dishwasher
  • Coolroom
  • Stainless steel bench space
  • Double cooktop
  • Double deep fryer
  • Access to a seperate storage room
  • After hours access
    *please keep in mind that coffee machine and fridges will not remain


Wednesday 6th November 2019 @ 4pm
Thursday 14th November 2019 @ 4pm



Sunday 1st December @ midnight


Should you have any questions relating to your application please email andrew@renewadelaide.com.au and include ‘University Cafe’ in the subject heading.

But wait, there’s more!

  • An outline of your business concept
  • A consideration of costs
  • Your approach to the layout of the space. Taking into consideration:
    • Aesthetics & appearance
    • How you propose to fit out the space/how you propose to change the space.
    • Particular design elements you wish to incorporate
  • A mood board
    • A collection of images of how you envisage your concept will be executed and another to represent your products if relevant – please ensure that this is kept to 2 pages.
Depending on your concept, the following costs may need to be considered
  • Fit out & aesthetics
  • Staffing and time commitment
  • Utilities – power
  • Businesses running costs
  • Insurances
  • Ongoing preventative maintenance
  • Clean up and make good
  • Cleaning & waste removal
Below are some links to different resources to assist you, no matter which start-up phase you are in:
  • What Renew Adelaide Can Do For You
  • Renew Adelaide FAQs
  • Team Up - A tailored spectrum of business-support services endorsed by Renew Adelaide to help projects
  • Small Business Commission - Provides resources and services for small businesses including industry codes, leasing and dispute resolution information along with resources to improve your capacity to manage your own affairs and inform your decision making, so that disputes are less likely to occur.
  • Enterprise Adelaide -  Provides information and advice to small business owners who are establishing businesses in the City of Adelaide.
  • Innovation SA - Showcases some of the ways government is supporting startups, entrepreneurs, business, industry, young innovators, researchers, universities and investors. Their aim is to nurture and support innovative entrepreneurs and start-ups.
  • State Government grants - Funding opportunities that may be relevant
  • Business SA - Membership, training, events and programs to assist businesses to reach their potential
  • Guildhouse - Specifically for makers and creatives, Guildhouse offers membership programs, that include insurance packages, along with projects, professional development programs and events.
Address: Backstage Cafe University of Adelaide
Zip: 5000
Country: Australia
Property Id : 21924

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