Located on Hawthorn’s Glenferrie Road, Victoria, Crabapple Kitchen is a ‘high-end café/wine bar’ with an ever-changing menu of simple, rustic and seasonal Italian, French and Spanish cuisine created from local produce and served in a ‘homely and light-hearted environment’ – derived from the French and Italian countryside – made up of ‘beautiful fabrics, French pantries, hanging copper pots, comfy banquettes and an open fireplace’.
The Monday Room is a cafe and wine bar located on Christchurch’s Avenue & Madras Street with an intimate, decadent and down-to-earth character. Its visual identity, developed by independent and multidisciplinary design agency Strategy, is an elegant mix of simple typography, rich illustrative detail and high quality print finishes (a union described as 19th century naturalist meets alice in wonderland) that compliment the warmth of a wood, brick and fabric interior.
Reuben Hills is a coffee roastry and cafe located in the Surray Hills region of Sydney, Australia. The cafe’s identity, designed by multidisciplinary creative studio Luke Brown, is an interesting monochromatic mix of bold but breezy sans serif typography, vintage photography and stamp-based print treatment.
Gourmet Tucker will be a new deli located on Auckland’s Glenmore Road. Its identity, created by multi-disciplinary design agency Supply, delivers a dual sense of high-quality and affordability through an contemporary mixture of serif letter-forms, a bold contemporary ligature, block foil print treatment and a tactile uncoated substrate.
The Spence is an independent cafe bakery founded by Katherine Lockwood and located on Stoke Newington Church Street, London. The stores identity, designed by Joe Hinder working at Hike Design, blends a classic serif logo-type, a striking bright orange, black and cream colour palette, the tactile qualities of a stamp, canvas bag and uncoated substrate with a full bleed illustrated shop front across the business cards that together deliver a sense of tradition and locality but with a contemporary simplicity and functionality.
Five & Dime is a new restaurant and cafe located on River Valley Road, Singapore. Their identity, designed by Bravo Company takes the theme of American 5 or 10 cent stores and crafts a diverse portfolio of brand assets and an affordable product line.
Di Alpino is a mobile coffee brand servicing the Odessa region of Ukraine. Designed by Moscow based studio Art Lebedev, the brand’s new identity and packaging utilise a brightly coloured stained glass visual aesthetic to symbolise the Renaissance and the elevated position of coffee in Italian culture.
The Nordic Bakery is a Scandinavian inspired café with locations in Marylebone and Soho, London. They recently launched a low fat Finnish wholegrain dark rye chip that marks their first foray into the world of pre-packed bakery products and expands on the café’s proposition with an interesting minimal aesthetic.
Ihana Kahvila (The Lovely Cafe) is a coffee shop situated inside a converted freight container in the currently disused harbour district of Kalasatama, Helsinki. Formerly known as Konttikahvila (Container Café), design studio Werklig develop an identity that would contrast against the neglected and industrial past of the area, draw on the café’s unique steel premises while adding a touch of warmth and character.