Entries in restaurant (78)

Monday
Jun062016

Monday=coffee

Yes it's true. The only way I can kickstart the working week is with a very (very) large cup of coffee. I find it works even better if there is a cool, slightly industrial looking coffee house/cafe involved. I'm such a tragic that I'm known to get to a cafe very early then take the time to sit and drink it all in for the hour before work. Now if I lived in Melbourne, in the suburb of Prahran, I think I would just have perch myself on a stool in Tall Timber with its design by architectural and interior design studio Therefore, coffee on one side real newspaper on the other.

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Monday
May302016

Monday ... need coffee

I love a great cup of coffee and I love a great cafe to have it in. The perfect way to kickstart the week.

"The detailing takes its cue from Japanese furniture design, balancing form, colour and texture. Dark framing elements add solidity and structure to the pieces while the textured speckled infill panels add colour and a sense of playfulness. The café design is an exercise in simplicity, playfulness and restraint, allowing the space to compliment the elements within it, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere." Wynyard Café in South Melbourne by Adele Bates Design.

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Monday
May232016

Still Monday and I need more coffee

If you'd rather start (or in my case continue) your Monday with a hit of caffeine in a dark, albeit stylish cave then perhaps Abbots & Kinney by Adelaide-based architects studio-gram will help you ease into the week. If I was drinking a cappuccino in the last cafe then it's definitely short blacks here. The added bonus is that if good coffee and great surrounds aren't enough to cure your Mondayitis I hear the pastry is to die for.

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Monday
May232016

Mondays need coffee

One sure fire cure for Mondayitis is a cup of coffee at your favourite, local cafe. And if my local coffee joint had as much pastel meets subtropical meets neon sign goodness then I might just stay for a second. Hang on .... I stay for a second cup anyway. It's all bright light through shop windows, painterly touches, brass, man buns and La Marzocco at Mr Hoffman in Niddrie, Melbourne by designer Joanne Motee.

Monday
May092016

Finca Las Tenadas

I think it's a first. I honestly believe we have never featured an events complex on the blog. It wasn't a hard decision though when the space was designed by Isabel López-Quesada. Just 15 minutes from Madrid, Finca Las Tenadas is a series of barns beautifully redefined by López-Quesada and landscape designer Fernando Martos. A fairytale setting for fabulous functions don't you think? Makes me almost want to get married again ... oops I mean renew my vows.

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