Your lunchbreak, sorted at... Cielo

Last updated 25 Jan, 2023

Experience Adelaide wants to make your lunchbreak lunch choices easier so, each fortnight, a CBD or North Adelaide eatery will be featured so you can ditch sad sandwiches, get a tasty dish and support local traders across the city. In our second edition, we welcome Cielo to the Adelaide arcade.

A tearoom has returned to the Adelaide Arcade for the first time in decades – Cielo – and it promises tasty treats with a side of old-world glamour.

Cielo boasts homemade pastries, French treats, baguettes and artisan tea blends, with a focus on using local and organic produce where possible.

Pastry chef and owner Chaveli Goya, who also operates tea business Fresia and Cassia, says Cielo will be a place for meetings or casual chats between friends.

“I began my tea business based on my grandmother’s tea,” Ms Chaveli says.

“Cielo is about taking my experience of having tea with her into a space which showcases that experience I enjoyed most with her.”

Ms Chaveli operates Cielo, which translates to ‘from above’ in Spanish, with her mother and close friend.

“There's nothing like this in Adelaide,” Ms Chaveli says.

“It's comforting, it's unique, it's classic and authentic.”

Chiveli has worked at businesses including Shibui Dessert Bar, Appellation – The Louise and Chicco Palms.

Adelaide Arcade General Manager Andrew Jonats is pleased to see the tearoom concept revived within the Arcade.

“Adelaide Arcade is more than 130 years old, and the original underground tearoom was a defining feature of the original build,” Mr Jonats says.

“We’ve been hopeful for some time that a tearoom like that would make its way back to the Arcade.

“Cielo is a welcome addition to the retailers we have, providing another great social experience alongside our other cafes.”

Cielo is a Renew Adelaide initiative, proudly supported by the City of Adelaide and Adelaide Economic Development Agency.


Shop 31, Adelaide Arcade

118 Grenfell Street

Adelaide, SA 5000