Essential Need's Message

Solo joined our Mission to help provide access to “Clean Water for All by 2030”. This Mission was initiated by the United Nations.

A big thank you to Solo’s team and customers for joining this extremely important mission on 17 February 2018.

The Certificate of Commitment can be found here.

About Solo

Solo Newtown has been a dream in the making for this pair of brothers for as long as they have remembered. Hailing from the Indonesian city Surakarta, (affectionately known as Solo) their childhood home has played a major part in the telling of their culinary journey.

When playing in the backstreets kampung (neighbourhoods) they would be invited to friend’s houses and experience wholesome homemade Solo food before playing again, and a simple visit to traditional markets saw local fresh food staples amongst handmade craft work & batik. Experiences like these made a lasting impression on the brothers, and they aimed for a restaurant that would be as nourishing as the meals they shared with friends and relatives in their homes.

Solo Newtown is a café by day and restaurant by night. As any Newtown café knows, coffee is to be taken seriously, which is why only the best selection of coffee beans, both local and imported have been chosen to be roasted weekly. Brunch is just as serious, and just like the brothers, there is a combination of Australian and Indonesian influence to all that they do, including the unique menu.

Solo's Voice

We can't wait to see every person have access to clean water as soon as possible.


Let's end extreme water poverty together.

Solo's Care Network

Supported Projects

Ora Igbomina

Kemi from Ora-Igbomina village carrying out her daily routine of fetching dirty water three times a day, taking her five hours

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Solo 's Care Network
To give the voiceless a voice in support of ending water poverty - it's free.

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