Situated in a hidden arcade in an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Dux Coffee is a minuscule shop boasting massive personality. With only 24sqm, it is higher than it is deep, exposing its history: old rafters, clerestory windows, a pressed metal ceiling, a rich copper facade detailing hidden behind layers of dust. The evolution of
Stem in the Flow Stem: 188 Hindley St, Adelaide SA (08) 7077 3039 or www.stembarandrestaurant.com.au Located at the University end of Adelaide’s infamous Hindley Street, the site was originally a mechanic workshop, most recently Caos Cafe, a budget friendly ‘pub’, which closed five years ago and has since been unoccupied. The brief called for a
TOA Riding The Sound Waves Of the Melbourne Metro TOA and Australis have been working closely with Melbourne Sound Systems to upgrade the Passenger Information Systems across the Melbourne Metro Rail Network. With over 415,000 customers a day from all walks of life using the railway system, it was of vital importance that quality sound
Cronulla RSL: 38 Gerrale St, Cronulla NSW (02) 9523 6833 or www.cronullarsl.com.au John Waters, CEO of Cronulla RSL, was presiding over a club that was ticking over unspectacularly. What has always been spectacular, is the view — panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean. Saying that, there was an elevated bowling green between the club
Little Creatures Canteen: Cnr Fryans & Swanston St, Geelong VIC (03) 5202 4009 or www.littlecreatures.com.au Story: Mark Davie Photos: Jean-Paul Horré Geelong has had a hard time of late with Ford slowly packing up shop, and the Alcoa aluminium smelter wrapping up. It’s a bad time for jobs in Victoria’s second biggest city, and you’d
Greenheart Espresso: 432 Kent Street, Sydney www.facebook.com/pages/Greenheart Matt Woods, darling of Sydney’s design world is the creative mind behind the design of Greenheart Espresso, a welcoming oasis situated amongst the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s busy Kent Street and the latest venue created by couple Andrea Vagge and Fiona Bloomer, former owners of the much-adored
The Kenmore: 841 Moggill Rd, Kenmore QLD (07) 3378 0777 or www.kenmoretavern.com.au Don’t use the ’T’ word. Taverns are on the nose. The word smacks of tired-looking boozers with rubbery parmas being pushed out of a kitchen, and a dingy corner packed with pokies.
Why your iPod doesn’t cut it. Stuart Watters is a Director of Morph TV and consults for Nightlife Music. Done right, an inspired selection of music can elevate the most rustic watering hole to greatness. Done wrong, a music playlist can drag the most chic digs to the depths of kitsch. Music can tie all
Barry: 85 High St, Northcote VIC In a city full of cafés and, likewise, of caffeine addicts, it takes clever design to be the pick of the bunch. Joining the family started by Touchwood and Pillar of Salt is Barry, which has been set up in a Victorian-era corner-shop café space. The look, created by
Central Kitchen: Central Park, Chippendale NSW www.centralparksydney.com If the kitchen is the ‘heart of the home’, then the gleaming new food court, Central Kitchen, on Level 2 of the $2 billion Central Park development is well and truly in the thick of it.