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Cornersmith: A Cafe With a Conscience

A second location wasn’t really on the cards for Cornersmith – until it was. A building with great bones and a likewise community-minded locale proved to be an offer they couldn’t refuse.

Top 10 Stories from April

We’ve looked at a lot of exciting projects, met numerous Design Hunters and seen some fabulous product over the past month. But these were the stories you liked most. What’s your favourite?

5 Top New Designer Cafes

Strong design credentials and bold branding have become integral, success-determining elements in our increasingly competitive hospitality industry. With so many impressive interiors in our midst, designers are constantly pressured to up the creative ante. Elana Castle looks at a few of the standout restaurant and cafe interiors to emerge in recent months.

EPICUREAN OASIS: IRVING PLACE CAFÉ

When given the opportunity to take on an existing food kiosk in Brisbane’s Wintergarden shopping centre, proprietors Mitch Suchowacki and Dane Louie engaged interior designer Georgia Cannon to help transform the outmoded outlet into a space fit for today’s epicurean consumer.

Design that Captures the Essence of Thai Street Eating

Pok Pok Juniour – Pok Pok’s new sister cafe in Melbourne – is an authentic taste of Thailand. As well as the food, the design by G.A.B.B.E is inspired by local markets and the essence of what makes Thai street eating so appealing. Alice Blackwood speaks to Georgia Ezra, director and interior architect at G.A.B.B.E about the process, why there’s a generous fruit display and how clusters of stools for seating helps to create a genuine experience.

Peddling Coffee

Močan & Green Grout is more than just a café. It’s also home to a bicycle company, a local art and design scene, and some unlikely owners.

Long Shot

Elana Castle takes a seat at Long Shot Cafe in the emerging Dockland’s Collins Square precinct.




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