Birichino Caffe` e Cucina, Melbourne, Australia, 2017

The new fit-out of this cafe’/eatery for ‘Birichino Caffe` e Cucina’ is located in Scotchmer Street, North Fitzroy.

The existing ground floor space has been re-furbished to allow for a main central bar, surrounded by seating areas, which allows for abundant natural light to flow in from the rear. The refurbishment aims to create a warm and elegant environment, using a simple pallette of quality, earthy materials like natural wood, mild steel and ceramics, to evoke a mediterranean-inspired feel. Suspended timber shelving delineates the space and allows for displaying goods and proposed greenery.

Existing period features such as pressed-metal ceiling, fireplaces and steel framing have been exposed and restored to highlight their rustic charm.