The Australian-inspired cafe design of the new Nine Yards Café in Melbourne mixes food and setting to provide an engaging experience for patrons.
Located on the site of the former heritage listed stables of South Melbourne, Nine Yards Café attracts attention not only for its mouth-watering Australian menu, but also for the thoughtful and creative design of interior designer GOLDEN. It is a comfortable, warm and relaxed space that is equally suitable for a daytime café as it is for an evening restaurant.
“We love to design hospitality spaces and when we work with such wonderful and confident clients the whole process can result in something very special,” observes GOLDEN Director Kylie Dorotic.
Representing an authentic yet modern take on site and context, the 140-seat venue uses a carefully selected palette of colors and textures in its interiors to reflect the Australian landscape. In addition to terracotta pink columns, floor-to-ceiling eucalyptus green cabinetry, and a variety of Australian woods, including a black wood island bench, the cafe’s layout features Ash Gray brick tiled floors, which beautifully complement the Australian-Nine Yards. inspired coffee design.
A rich material palette of raw, natural elements paired with playful finishes celebrates the Australian landscape throughout the cafe. Local artist Louise Jones created a custom printed Australiana upholstery for the bench seats, featuring gum leaves, acacia blossoms and Blue Devil flowers on a bright yellow background.
“With reference to a strong Australian theme, it was important to respect the heritage of the space and to design a warm and sophisticated restaurant,” comments GOLDEN director Alicia McKimm.
GOLDEN, who has used Ash Gray brick tiles from Robertson’s Building Products Pty Ltd on a number of projects, has specified them again for coffee.
“We love the variation through the brick tile finish. The speckled mat perfectly complements our desired color palette, creating the perfect warmth for the front of the house, ”added McKimm.
This creative and thoughtful design of the Nine Yards Café certainly ticks all the boxes. In fact, GOLDEN is already in talks with the owners to work together on another site.
Photographer: Sharyn Cairns