Neighbouring the serious Ernst and Young tower in Melbourne’s CBD, Vacation Cafe designed by Therefore occupies the streetscape like a kid in a rainbow parachute jacket among a sea of suits. It exudes a relaxed playfulness laced with eighties childhood nostalgia.
Bali is experiencing an exciting evolution from party island to international dining destination, buoyed by the likes of Bikini in Seminyak, a new fine dining restaurant designed by Travis Walton Architecture.
DesignOffice has teamed up with the owners of famed Melbourne cafes Top Paddock and The Kettle Black to turn a cavernous former power station into a refined and welcoming all-day dining venue in the CBD.
In Hobart, Brustman + Boyde in collaboration with Pippa Dickson have turned a 1970s beachside motel into a fun and friendly bar and dining space that references Australian coastal vernacular.
At the base of the new Australian Taxation Office building in Melbourne’s Box Hill, this new cafe by We Are Huntly plays on the concept of “penny dropping.”
Designed by Brahman Perera with Jason M. Jones, Second Home is an elegant and serene cafe located in an Alistair Knox-designed warehouse in Melbourne’s leafy outer suburbs.
Sans-Arc Studio’s innovative response to a tight site in Adelaide’s West End can be seen as an urban interpretation of a rural hut typology.
Breathe Architecture turns a vacant electrical transformer factory in Melbourne into a modern vegetarian restaurant and bar.
Drawing from the story of convict-turned-brewer James Squire, Collins and Turner in collaboration with Baber Studio and D’Occhio created a “seductive piece of urban design” in the form of a brewhouse in South Brisbane.
Techné Architecture and Interior Design and Sand Hill Road breathe new life into a much-loved Melbourne pub.
Unapologetic and not too serious: Frank Restaurant and Bar, designed by Georgina Freeman Design, is the new kid in Hobart.
This tiny, labyrinth-like cafe by Brolly Design to brings life to neglected corners of Melbourne’s CBD.
A cosy spot for a quality sip in Adelaide by Xtra Shiny that achieves much more than it lets on.
A Melbourne watering hole inspired by the dive bars of Puerto Rico and Jamaica.
A former loading dock in Sydney’s Chippendale, transformed with by Anthony Gill Architects.
A West Perth garage reinvented by Foolscap Studio becomes a casual eatery and bar with local soul.
A Sydney institution enlivened by Melbourne’s Pascale Gomes-McNabb.
Tony Hobba Architects’ beach kiosk at Torquay, Victoria.
Bates Smart has made the biggest hotel in the Southern Hemisphere look boutique.
Cafe Bourgeois by Minifie van Schaik Architects provides a retreat for Melbourne’s Docklands office workers.
Edgy and eclectic, the design of this new cafe by Rothe Lowman reflects the dynamism of St Kilda, Melbourne.
Joost Bakker, Fitt De Felice Architects and Liquid Lines make a permanent move in the life of Greenhouse.