Great bones and photography can really enhance a space, this is certainly true for this café, simply named – Barry! Located on the corner of Barry and High Street Melbourne, it’s clear that Techne Architects definitely had a great base to work with but without their knowledge and experience the result could have been a catastrophe. The original façade of this Victorian corner store were replaced with operable steel glazing and a new entrance to activate both streets capes.
A light and bright interior palette was injected and walls stripped back to bare the original materials and structure of the building. Then one simple shelving system was designed to cover two walls of the space, creating an aesthetically appealing and functional storage solution. This same detailing has been employed along the main bar and custom communal tables, marrying everything together beautifully.
Light grey/green floors have been cleverly stencilled with white dots adding a hint of Barry’s branding – subtle we know, but it’s these little extras we love. Various lighting applications have been implemented along with a combination of white spindled back chairs and black timber stools. While the interior presents a professional and polished look we feel the creators behind this brand have a quirky side with items like “crunchy peanut butter, heirloom tomatoes, salt and pepper peanuts on toast” featured on the menu. Sounds interesting….are you game to try?
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