Clement + Herron
A block of unassuming shopfronts facing out to a large suburban shopping centre is a surprising setting for Findon’s Clement + Herron. The strip is perhaps better known for its snack bars, and roast chicken and kebab shops, but partners Sam Ferguson and Nadia Carrington wanted to bring something new to the neighbourhood.
The New Zealanders were living in Melbourne when they came to Adelaide for a short stay and fell in love with it. They decided to move.
Ferguson was working as head chef at suburban cafe Brother Alec in Melbourne’s north. And has reprised his role here, while Carrington works the coffee tools.
After months of renovations and re-dos, Clement + Herron was born mid-2018. The name “Blue Hound” – after the couple’s dog – was considered, but the two ultimately decided to name it after Ferguson’s grandparents.
The minimalist space has a menu to match. Coffee (from local roaster Elementary) and bagels (from the Beigelry) are the focus, alongside a tight selection of evolving breakfast and lunch options. The breakfast bagel is a popular choice.
A Reuben bagel comes stuffed with house-made pastrami, and salmon is sourced from Hahndorf’s Harris Smokehouse. Sourdough and some seriously good-looking pies (just check its Instagram) are also made in-house.