The Stella Collective Transformed Dark City Canteen into Lush Tropical Café

The Stella Collective Transformed Dark City Canteen into Lush Tropical Café

  • Array Tereza

  • 7 months ago

Workshop Brothers is a Melbourne-based café serving a specialty coffee BE.AN. The owners’ idea is fundamentally based on 3 ideals; great food, amazing coffee and exceptional service. The timeless interior was created by The Stella Collective, a global design studio based in Melbourne. 

“We have transformed this inner city cafe in to a true celebration of coffee and imagination. In its previous life, the space had been a cramped and dark city canteen in need of some serious love. Seeing the site and its unique floor plan as a great opportunity to break from the traditional coffee spots which dominate Melbourne’s CBD, we have created an lush tropical escape from the surrounding hustle of Queen Street. This petite but bold cafe uses its space wisely; cleverly concealing the back of house activity behind giant mirrored screens adorned with illustrations of a verdant landscape by the talented Beth Emily. Soft curved walls accented by a glossy pink hue and clean brass lines with some good old fashioned 80’s granite add strength, toughness and a glamorous charm creating a place where city workers can get a breath of fresh air and take refuge from their busy day. Workshop embraces the sense of adventure and possibility, making a difference in the every day, escaping the ordinary for something so much more. Natural, beautiful, and pleasurable,” says The Stella Collective

Giant mirrored screens
Soft curved walls


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