Melbourne is synonymous with food culture; from extravagant three-hat restaurants to small laneway cafes, no visit to Melbourne is complete without experiencing the food, furniture and unique interiors it has on offer.
Nestled amongst a row of small cafes on Degraves Street sits The Quarter, where both the design and food are unparalleled in terms of desirable appeal. Anyone who has braved the hustle and bustle of the tight Degraves Street in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD will know that space is a valued asset – small dining tables from adjacent cafes spill out into the laneway to create a very European style of alfresco dining, which makes for a cool (both literally and figuratively) ambience.
It's at The Quarter on Degraves Street that the talented team at Travis Walton Architecture have completely embraced small space, creating a functional dining setting that certainly doesn't skimp on style; The interior of this opulent café is made up of gorgeous warm tones that highlight the small space, ultimately creating an inviting and intimate setting. Beautiful tan leather tufted bench seats line the far side of the room, softening the dark timber tables and chairs.
The clever introduction of a mirrored wall creates the illusion of a continual space, and draws your eye to the timber panelled ceiling that looks as though it never ends. Black-framed artwork and photographs are displayed throughout the room, adding to the character of the popular Melbourne establishment, staying true to the heritage overlay site.
Detailed open storage units outline the bar and entrance, presenting the quality products within the food and drinks, creating both a visual impact as well as a functional element; proving every design feature has been carefully thought through.
Be sure to visit The Quarter next time you’re in Melbourne city for a not to be missed dining experience; a good dose of sophisticated European design paired with absolutely delicious food – you’ll immediately be transported to Paris’ Rue Cler.