The Stella Collective has transformed a Melbourne‘s inner city cafe into a true celebration of coffee and imagination.

In its previous life, the space had been a cramped and dark city canteen in need of some serious love. Seeing the site and its unique floor plan as a great opportunity to break from the traditional coffee spots which dominate Melbourne’s CBD, The Stella Collective have created a lush tropical escape from the surrounding hustle of Queen Street.

This petite but bold cafe uses its space wisely; cleverly concealing the back of house activity behind giant mirrored screens adorned with illustrations of a verdant landscape by the talented artist Beth Emily.

Soft curved walls accented by a glossy pink hue and clean brass lines with some good old fashioned 80’s granite add strength, toughness and a glamorous charm creating a place where city workers can get a breath of fresh air and take refuge from their busy day.

Workshop Brothers embraces the sense of adventure and possibility. Making a difference in the every day, escaping the ordinary for something so much more. Natural, beautiful, and pleasurable. Big ticks all round.


More projects by The Stella Collective (previously one half of Studio You Me) on Yellowtrace.


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[Images courtesy of The Stella Collective. Photography by Peter Clarke Photography.]


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