Adaptive Reuse of an Urban Folk House / Shibuya Cafe / Masashi Miyamoto

A restaurant/cafe specialising in creative “kaiseki cuisine” centred around tuna fish. Located along Meiji Avenue, which runs alongside the Shibuya River in Hiroo, near Ebisu, this restaurant is housed in a solitary remaining Taisho-era folk house that has been renovated. Designed by Masashi Miyamoto Photography by Koki Yamamoto Published with Bowerbird To explore cafes worldwide […]

Zushi Surry Hills Japanese

Zushi Surry Hills Japanese designed by Michiru Higginbotham. The perfectly balanced ingredients to create the warm and inviting Zushi Surry Hills. The latest offering from Zushi Sydney. Luna pendants gently sway in the double height void overhead the Sushi bar, hypnotising passers by and creating a soft atmosphere for evening semi-alfresco dining and general festivities. […]

161 Clarence Street / Michi Izakaya & Ramen

Michi Izakaya & Ramen at 161 Clarence Street, thoughtfully designed by Michiru Higginbotham, offers a unique atmosphere with its timber dowel linings and dark aesthetic. The integration with the refined brickwork of 161 Clarence Street’s Skye Suites ground floor, constructed by Wrightway Construction, adds a touch of heritage charm to the contemporary design, creating a […]

Kyoto cafe / Hoo Coffee Shop / Koyori

Text provided by the Architect Photography by Junichi Usui Setting / Location of Kyoto cafe Hoo Coffee Shop is a quaint and charming establishment nestled near the fine street network adjacent to Ninomaru Palace in Kyoto, Japan. This Kyoto cafe blends seamlessly into its historical surroundings while offering a comfortable and inviting space for locals […]

Japanese Cafe Melbourne / Cibi

A Japanese cafe Melbourne with an industrial vibe and joyful heart Since opening the doors to their lifestyle concept store and cafe in Melbourne’s Collingwood almost 15 years ago, owners Meg and Zenta Tanaka have established CIBI as a much loved neighbourhood staple for Japanese inspired food and homewares. With spaces in both Melbourne and […]

Japanese Cafe Melbourne cbd / Hikari

Light, bright minimalism for a Japanese cafe Melbourne CBD It may be sandwiched on one of the busiest stretches of the Melbourne CBD, but stepping into the light-filled space of Hikari on Swanston Street is an instant reprieve from the hustle and bustle. The name Hikari comes from the Japanese word for ‘light’, which is […]

Kyoto Machiya

Kyoto Machiya offers a unique experience with its design, featuring a Japanese courtyard and traditional screens. The cafe’s tranquil ambiance seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces, inviting patrons to enjoy their coffee amidst a serene and authentically Japanese setting in the heart of Kyoto. Photography by Andrew Chung For further Asian Cafe designs click here

Claesson Koivisto Rune

The Claesson Koivisto Rune cafe presents a design that embraces modern and minimalist aesthetics. The cafe’s clean lines, sleek furnishings, and uncluttered space create a refined and inviting atmosphere, offering patrons a contemporary and stylish setting to enjoy their coffee. Photography by Andrew Chung For further Asian Cafe designs click here

Japanese Cafe / Uchi Lounge

The Japanese cafe, Uchi Lounge designed by Facet Studio, captivates with its design featuring a brick screen and steel portals. This fusion of traditional and industrial elements creates a harmonious ambiance, inviting patrons to enjoy their coffee in a space that beautifully balances heritage and modernity, offering a unique and inviting coffee experience. Photography by […]

Uchi Lounge Cafe

Uchi Lounge cafe, by Facet Studio, is a design marvel distinguished by its unique monolithic Barisol ceiling feature. This architectural masterpiece creates a captivating and otherworldly ambiance, inviting patrons to enjoy their dining in a space that seamlessly blends modern sophistication with avant-garde aesthetics, offering a truly immersive experience. Photography by Andrew Chung For further […]