After several years in the business, coffee connoisseur Fleur Studd opened her own cafe and roasting house; Market Lane Coffee, located in the Prahran Market of Melbourne, Australia, with a view to creating an educational experience for coffee aficionados.
Studd offers an intensive coffee experience: based on your taste and brewing preferences, she helps with the selection process and includes a card with information on the coffee farm of origin and tasting notes with your purchase. The interior, designed by DJL Architecture in collaboration with stylist Larritt-Evans, is airy, bright, and filled with industrial touches and coffee references throughout. For more information, go to Market Lane Coffee.
Above: The casual seating area features a communal harvest table.
Above: An industrial cupboard is used to display merchandise.
Above: Slow-brewing a variety of beans.
Above: The coffee bar (L) and vintage green Tolix chairs (R).
Above: Market Lane coffee offers of the week.
Above: Coffee tasting station.
Above: Coffee beans are brewed on the spot or available to-go.
Above: Drip coffee devices, jam, and baguettes.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 8, 2011.