Endless Iced Coffee’s just opened its first pop-up on Acland Street, St Kilda and it wants you to hang in its self-proclaimed “summer house”.
“We wanted a place to capture a forever-young, endless-summer vibe with a light-hearted touch,” says co-founder Jared Lawler.
Endless does bottled iced coffee brewed from Small Batch in two varieties: black and white. Until now, you’ve only been able to get Endless from Addict Coffee and Food, Filter, Shortstop Coffee & Donuts and [Slater St Bench]((http://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/food-and-drink/directory/cafe/slater-street-bench-café).
Lawler is one of four partners including Frankie Tan, Josh Crasti, and Claye Tobin, three-fourths of which are responsible for Slater St Bench. They were keen on giving Endless something more than a coffee shop for its first digs.
“We want people to linger, we didn’t want a high turnover of people coming in and out. You can even play table tennis,” he says.
Part of the concept behind the pop-up was to partner with fellow indie makers who he’s come to love. Lawler’s love of custom-made bikes led to Indonesia’s Indobikes being tapped on the shoulder to donate a bike for the space.
The venue will also be hosting bikes from Papillionaire (which you can purchase), candles from Golden Skull, reusable coffee cups from Frank Green, and you’ll even be able to get your hands on a print from photographer, Lord Town. If you’re feeling peckish, you can look forward to cookies from Butterbing, doughnuts by Shortstop, and espresso coffee from Small Batch (in case of another Melbourne summer cold snap). There’s also talk of burgers coming soon, but it’s currently waiting on council approval.
For a team of three that hand-bottles about 200 bottles of iced coffee an hour, it’s not about to put Big M out of business. But Endless is making summer by St Kilda beach a lot more fun.
Endless Iced Coffee’s summer house will be operating every day until Sunday February 8.
Endless Iced Coffee Pop Up Shop
80 Acland Street, St Kilda