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3 Of The Best Coffee Shops: Australia

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 by

Recognised equally in its refined coffee culture as it is in its efforts in interior design, Australia truly is the lucky country. In search of perfect design, and of course, the perfect Flat White, we travel from Sydney to Melbourne sharing three of our favourite haunts along the way.

Bay Ten Espresso, Sydney

Middlemiss Street, Lavender Bay

Tucked away on the northern approach to Sydney’s Harbour Bridge, Bay Ten Espresso is known as something of a must for the thousands of pedestrians and cyclists who pass through the heritage area each morning. Here, within the buildings soaring walls, a recycled shipping container serves as the hub of this trendy espresso bar defined by raw, honest materials. Dappled concrete walls are punctuated by typography and signage, while bicycle paraphernalia from the neighbouring specialist outfit, The Body Mechanic, trickles through into the interior scheme.

Dappled concrete walls are punctuated by typography and signage, while bicycle paraphernalia trickles through into the interior scheme

Dappled concrete walls are punctuated by typography and signage, while bicycle paraphernalia trickles through into the interior scheme
Image via Pinterest

Neon lends a playful tone to the space

Neon lends a playful tone to the space
Image via Pinterest

Brewtown Newtown, Sydney

O’Connell Street, Newtown

Housed in a late 19th century warehouse, Brewtown Newtown is described as a hidden gem and a truly unique experience. The interior celebrates the buildings heritage with fixtures and furniture sourced from all over Australia. Here, a mezzanine makes use of the buildings enormous height. While scores of heavy metal beams not only prove a beautiful patination but create a sense of intimacy on the ground floor. A row of enamel pendants in British Racing Green cast a warming glow.

Once a thriving bookstore, many of the building’s original features, raw timber, perforated metal and exposed brick, remain

Once a thriving bookstore, many of the building’s original features, raw timber, perforated metal and exposed brick, remain
Photography by Shayben Moussa

At Brewtown Newtown, focus is placed on fresh produce, with coffee sourced direct and roasted in house every day

At Brewtown Newtown, focus is placed on fresh produce, with coffee sourced direct and roasted in house every day
Photography by Shayben Moussa

Fifty Acres, Melbourne

Bridge Road, Richmond

French pastoral with a gentle nod to Melbourne’s industrial past, a simple decorative scheme emphasises the impressive floor to ceiling windows of local independent Fifty Acres. Unfinished brickwork and dark timber beams add dimension while contemporary brass light are a welcome contrast to harder textures and blackened finishes.

Unfinished brickwork and dark timber beams add dimension while contemporary brass light are a welcome contrast to harder textures

Unfinished brickwork and dark timber beams add dimension while contemporary brass light are a welcome contrast to harder textures
Photography by Kristoff Paulson

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