85 High St, Northcote 3070
(03) 9481 7623 or barrycoffeeandfood.com
Barry is the latest brainchild of the family behind Pillar of Salt and the most recent Touchwood cafe. The brief for Techné was to transform the existing shell of an original Victorian corner shop café and reflect through the architecture, an openness and community-minded setting.
Barry is located at 85 High Street, Northcote, and is a welcoming sight for passers-by coming from next-door’s Palace Westgarth Cinema. The light-filled interior and bright finishes create a fresh and modern aesthetic.
“The owners wanted to use the simplest, no-fuss name that they could,” says Alex Lake from Techné. “This is reflective of the thought behind the offering of the café and the design of the fitout, both of which pursue an honest interaction.”