ISSUE 18  |  Exotic Patterns

Restaurant Visit: Capital Kitchen in Melbourne

May 03, 2011 8:15 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

Located on the outskirts of Melbourne, Capital Kitchen features a combination of rustic and industrial elements—with a few modern touches throughout. Designed by Australia-based Mim Design ("We were going for a modern country farmhouse feel," the designers say), the interiors feature rustic timber floors, exposed brick walls, and sleek modern Carrara counters. For more information, go to Capital Kitchen.

Above: The cafe includes an airy dining area.

Above: A mix of modern housewares is on offer.

Above: Sleek Carrara marble counters and white Caravaggio Pendants (available from Y Lighting) give Capital Kitchen a clean, modern look.

Above: A farmhouse sink adds a domestic feel.

Above: Long tables on wheels with Tolix stools.

Above L: The shop signage is painted directly on the exterior brick. Above R: Corner seating with folding windows.