From the founder of Tulip Coffee in Degraves Street, Melbourne, Florence Coffee, designed by CoLAB Design Studio, looks as good as the coffee tastes.
Located on the corner of well-known Hardware Lane in Melbourne’s laneway district, Florence brings its special blends of coffee and a smart, easy menu to an area that is known as a mecca for eating and drinking. Pairing Tulip’s delectable coffee blends with a fresh grab and go menu, Florence is all about finding the simple pleasures amidst the city bustle.
Brought to life by the talented team at Melbourne-based interior design practice, CoLAB Design Studio, Florence Coffee’s interiors are an elegant interpretation of the client’s brand, transposed into the medium of space. The result is a new destination for Melbourne’s caffeine loving community that evokes a fresh take on the city’s vibrant café scene.
The interior palette was conceived during demolition, when the original terracotta paved floor from the 1920s Farrant’s Saddlery store was revealed. This was the inspiration for the interior colours cheme. Florence Coffee presents as a delightful mix of frothy pink leather banquet seating, salmon pink terrazzo floors, cool teal green painted walls, caramel tiled benches and furniture from Australian product designer Ross Didier.
It’s not Florence Italy, it’s better; it’s home-grown Florence Melbourne and it serves excellent coffee.
Photography by Hannah Caldwell
CoLAB Design Studio