380 Lygon St, Carlton
(03) 9347 2801 or brunetticaffe.com
In a twist of fate, Brunetti is moving back to the exact location where it originally opened in 1974. Designed by owners Fabio and Yuri Angelé’s architect brother, Joe, the café’s circular design and high ceilings add a sense of theatre and grandeur found in many of Rome’s most prominent cafés. Terrazzo and marble mosaics feature throughout the interior, which is complemented by Italian-designed display cases, contemporary pendant lighting and soft furnishings, murals of black and white images taken in Rome in the 1940s and Brunetti’s signature bisazza tiling.
At the heart of the new space is Brunetti’s 20-metre central coffee bar, where a team of baristas make thousands of coffees a day. Like in Italy, customers can stand at the bar and enjoy their coffee. There is a dedicated Pasticceria, Pizzeria, Panetteria and Gelateria, as well as Brunetti’s most significant addition – an informal à la carte restaurant.
Jones The Grocer
Westfield Sydney CBD, Pitt St Sydney
Point of View‘s lighting designs are on display at Jones The Grocer’s new flagship store at the Westfield shopping mall in Sydney.
The concept food emporium offers gourmet breakfast-to-dinner dining alongside the retail of luxury foods. The lighting by POV seeks to brings alive each area and its specific function.
Established sixteen years ago in 1996 in Woollahra, the Jones The Grocer brand now has 18 outlets in UAE, Qatar, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
The design and concept is by Landini Associates, Design and Brand Consultants.
22 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point NSW
(02) 9035 8888 or www.thebourbon.com.au
Along with pricing, ambience and accessibility, Cheung is hoping it will capture the discerning demographic around Potts Point.
Creating the ambience to do so, was Kelly’s job. Kelly has a sophisticated understanding of how hospitality design works.
“The defining factor in hospitality design,” Kelly said, “is understanding how the space works for different customers. The space has to allow staff to serve different areas and clientele seamlessly. The relationship between the spaces and traffic circulation has to work to both showcase what’s on offer and make service and product easily accessible and visible.”
Tonic Espresso and Bar
7 Hynes St, Brisbane
(07) 3852 5100
Three years ago, the architects at a firm on Hynes St rolled up their door and turned their space into a small espresso bar. It was an experiment in connecting people and space in a new way – and also showcases graffiti-style works from a local artist inside. Now, Tonic is extending the idea and is opening a late-night bar, serving gin and espresso martinis.
Once A Tailor
727 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn Vic 3122
(03) 9818 2224
The freshly renovated space at number 727 reflects a modern, yet considered aesthetic: exposed brick walls, sleek marble bench tops and an open courtyard. In a cheeky reference to its namesake, Once a Tailor’s interiors also feature antique sewing machines perched throughout the café.
Owners Tony Verga and John Bertuna bring 40 years’ hospitality experience to Once a Tailor. The name of the café comes from John’s father-in-law who was in fact, once a tailor. Peter Matt, a successful tailor and mentor to many, ran his business in Port Melbourne with great success. It is this success that encouraged John and Tony to put aside their then careers and pursue plans to open and run their own café.
Twin Towns Services Club:
Wharf St Tweed Heads NSW
(07) 5536 2277 or www.twintowns.com.au
Since its inception in 1950, Twin Towns Services Club has developed into a multi million-dollar business and the largest Services Club in Australia. The Management/Board of the club have begun a huge three-year/three-stage transformation. JVG Sound Lighting and Visual worked alongside Control Gadgets as the head audiovisual consultants of the newly completed Stage 1 of the proposed project work. Jade Golar, Managing Director of JVG worked closely with the Club, builders and programming specialists to produce a successful modern outcome for the project. JVG is now working on Stage Two of the project, to be completed prior to the end of 2012.
Jimbo & Rex:
Crown Melbourne, Southbank VIC
Located within the new West End at Crown, Jimbo & Rex is a warm, inviting space — perfect for meeting friends for a drink, or stop for a meal. There’s plenty to enjoy about the Mim Design fitout as well: the lofty ceiling heights with floating beams, the custom artwork created specifically for the space, along with the Volker Haug lighting and earthy finishes. Throughout the design process everything was carefully considered; from the venue name, branding and graphics, through to the final menu and accessories. This meticulousness through the design, documentation and construction phases, ensured the final fitout achieved is a strong, layered and individual interior. (Photography: Shannon McGrath)
The Coffee Club
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, 322 Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly QLD 4068
The new-look Coffee Club café at Indooroopilly is the first in a series of newly-designed cafes that incorporate styling elements including Ceasarstone.
The new modern design utilises warm, natural colours and textures to create a casual and relaxed atmosphere for customers to enjoy with their coffee.
In contrast to the rest of the decor, the brilliant white Caesarstone Osprey service counter is fresh and crisp. The Caesarstone service counter is also highly robust and non-porous, making it ideal to cope with the rigorous demands of the daily grind.
St Ali North
815 Nicholson St, Carlton North
The much-anticipated St Ali North is now open. Co-owner Salvatore Malatesta of St ALi recruited Jessie Gerner (Anada, The Aylesbury) as co-owner, and with the help of Velo Cycles’ Harry Fishman, has assembled a superhero team of coffee and food specialists to lift the lid off the raw space.
Coffee consigliore and Head of Coffee, Matt Perger, will head the barista crew featuring Jamie Thomson (Three Bags Full) as Head Barista and Milla Vainikinen (Johan and Nyström, Finland). The balance of St ALi North baristas have worked across Melbourne’s best cafes such as Market Lane Coffee, Seven Seeds, Dead Man Espresso, Cafenatics, Axil Coffee Roasters, Plantation and My Mexican Cousin. Wrangling as General Manager will be Adam Del Mastro, formerly of Auction Rooms. Curating the food is Jesse Gerner, with Chris Hamburger as Head Chef and Shaun Quade as Pastry Chef.
178 Swan St, Richmond 3121
(03) 9428 7378
These images show the refurbishment of Torch Cafe, showcasing work by interior designer Henrietta Reed. Henrietta also worked on champagne bar One Moncur in Sydney. The Torch refurbishment was done quickly on a tight budget.