Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Top Paddock Cafe

Name: Top Paddock Cafe
Location: Richmond, Melbourne
Design: Unkown

Light filled and welcoming, Top Paddock uses it's industrial home in Richmond's warehouse district to create multiple spaces and experience.  With a large open kitchen and two bars, one specifically for to-go orders, the space feels thoughtful and exciting. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wexler's Deli

Name: Wexler's Deli
Location: Grand Central Market, LA
Design: J. Marx

There is something so wonderfully unpretentious and warm about the classic deli feel. Clean, white subway tiles accentuated by the stainless steel equipment and butcher block counters seem to create the perfect backdrop for vibrant ingredients. 

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hotel Fontevraud

Name: Hotel Fontevraud
Location: Loire Valley
Design: Patrick Jouin

To say that Hotel Fontevraud has a rich history would be an understatement. Constructed between 1101 and 1119 as an Fontevraud Abbey, hosting both Monks and Nuns. The order was dissolved during the French Revolution(1792) and was habituated again in 1804 as a prison. Serving as a prison for 159 years, the Abbey was handed over in 1963 and restoration work began to return it to it's former self. The current vision for Hotel Fontevraud is a 'Cité Idéal' or the intersection of intellect and culture by providing hospitality for guests.  

With this new chapter comes a new restaurant that celebrates its past while firmly establishing it's future. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Homer Street Cafe

Name:  Homer Street Cafe
Location:Vancouver, Canada
Designer:Ste. marie

Hitting a perfect balance between transitional and industrial, Home Street Cafe creates an inviting and warm space with just enough punch to keep it on trend.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Garage Project

Name: Garage Project
Location:Wellington, New Zealand  
Design: Matt Smith, Common Goods

We love a good brewery and Garage Project, located in New Zealand, has recently grabbed our attention for its bold use of color, urban exterior, and simple tasting bar. 

Using a limited material palate, polished subway tiles contrast the warm wood bar and allow the beer on tap to shine.

With industrial and midcentury nods, the overall space compliments the polish and industrial nature of the brewing equipment adjacent. 

All images © Fancy!

Monday, May 5, 2014


Name: Barchetta
Location: NYC
Design: LDV Hospitality

One of the newest openings in NYC is Barchetta, an intimate italian seafood spot. Vintage and nautical touches fill the main dining space and mezzanine exuding a casual warmth throughout the space. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Zito's Sandwich Shoppe

Name: Zito's Sandwich Shoppe
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Design & Identity: Tag Collective

Located in Park Slope, Zitto's modern-industrial space features the perfect amount of Italian heritage.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Auction Rooms Cafe

Name: Auction Rooms Cafe
Location: North Melbourne, Australia
Photography: Erika Hildegard Photography

It's always a good day when I get to click through recent images captured by Erika Hildegard. Auction Rooms Cafe is a specialty coffee roaster and cafe located in the former WB Ellis Auction House. With exposed brick, lofty ceilings, and wood supports the architecture sets a pretty great stage.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Journeyman Distillery

Name: Journeyman Distillery
Location: Three Oaks, MI
Design: DkGr Architects

One of my favorite stops when driving from Chicago up to Michigan is Journeyman Distillery. Located in the historic Featherbone factory,  Journeyman keeps the history of their space front and center. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Name: Nordburger
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Design:Peter Jay Deering

Nordburger takes America's favorite concept of burgers and fries, and combines it with a clean aesthetic fitting of the quality food being served. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Oli & Levi

Name: Oli & Levi
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Design: Unkown
Photography: Erika Hildegard Photography

With the long, dark winter most of the states are currently experiencing, it's always a welcomed sight to have the beautiful work of my favorite Aussie/American photographer pop up in my inbox. Oli & Levi is a cafe in Melbourne that offers a bright and cheerful escape. 

** I just heard Erika will be back in the States this fall. If you are looking for wedding, engagement, family, or interior photos- reach out now before she fills up!**

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sip Mobile Lodge

Name: Sip Mobile Lodge
Location: Portland, OR
Design: Von Tundra

Sip mobile lodge is proof that simplicity and attention to detail can make even the tightest spaces feel light. The 1969 Dodge Chinook was crafted using nods to it's mid century modern roots and pacific northwest local. 

Monday, January 27, 2014


Name: Tremont
Location: New York, NY
Architecture: CCS

Located in New York's West Village, Tremont is a space that fits right in within the trend but established neighborhood. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wallace & Ed

Name: Wallace & Ed
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Architecture: Woods Bagot

Trends have funny way of always coming back. Wallace & Ed, located in a former Hard Rock Cafe, showcases this phenomenon perfectly with the updated use of wood panels, wrought iron, and simplicity.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Saint Frank Coffe

Name: Saint Frank Coffee
Location: San Francisco, CA
Design: Unkown

Saint Frank Coffee has given me another reason to get back to San Francisco. Located in the Russian Hill neighborhood, with a pop-up cafe at the Public Bike shop in South Park, the cafe is modern, warm, and thoughtful. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Death & Taxes

Name: Death & Taxes
Location: Reno, NV
Design: Unknown

Death & Taxes is a craft cocktail bar, located in a converted bungalow, and was one of our favorite stops during a whirlwind trip to Reno this past weekend. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

A Look Back: Top Posts from 2013

Here is a look back on some of our top posts from 2013!

Thank you to all of our readers for making this year such a great year. We can't wait to share even more great restaurant design in 2014.

Clockwise from top left;

The Whale Wins, Seattle
Hardware Society, Melbourne
Mikkeller Bar, San Francisco
Wee Jeanie, Melbourne
Dryhop Brewers, Chicago
Chez Dré, Melbourne

Are there spaces you would like to see or a photographer looking to collaborate? Send us a message, we'd love to chat!
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