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Local Mbassy Cafe brings old world charm to modernity

The Local Mbassy is a boutique café and kitchen paying homage to the locals of the 1920’s


Located within the outskirts of Ultimo, Sydney, Creative Director and designer Korolos Ibrahim was deeply enthused by the Australian prohibition-era. “We’re taking off our hats to the local hooligans, the revolutionaries and to those who made a difference in moulding up today’s Australian art, fashion and coffee culture”, says Korolos.

Upon receiving the brief for the undeveloped start-up business, it was fundamental that a full creative direction, business development, concept, brand and design were developed. This was in the hopes of creating a destination store that played a crucial role in Sydney’s social, art and foodie culture while serving the perfect brew of Campos Speciality Coffee.

Local Mbassy channels a boiler room aesthetic, which comes with rigueur exposed beam and bulbs by Antique collector and designer David Haines; raw concrete finishes, one off refurbished furniture and a larger-than-life feature mural painted by local Australian street artist, Sid Tapia.

Korolos hopes to provide coffee-swilling jazz aficionados and foodie enthusiasts a destination café that combines good food, positive vibes and a whole lot of good art.

Local Mbassy










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