9 Unique Coffee Shops from New Zealand and Australia

9 Unique Coffee Shops from New Zealand and Australia

 

Today we’re sharing 9 examples of unique modern coffee shops and cafes that can be found in Australia and New Zealand.


 

1. Biasol designed Little Hugh, a small coffee shop in a Melbourne suburb that features a geometric design on both the walls and ceiling, accentuated by the contrast created by pairing lime-washed birch panels with rich teal panels and bold black lines.


This modern coffee shop features wood and painted geometric panels all over the walls and ceiling.

See more photos of this coffee shop, here. Photography by Ari Hatzis.

2. ZWEI designed Code Black, a coffee shop and cafe in North Melbourne in a space that was once a mechanics workshop. The coffee bar is centrally located within the shop to create various kinds of seating options ranging from quiet and secluded to friendly, open, and communal.


This modern coffee shop has been designed around the central service bar area.

See more photos of this coffee shop, here. Photography by Michael Kai.

3. Bubble Interiors redesigned Excelso Coffee, a coffee bar in Tauranga, New Zealand, that wanted to go for a simpler, more natural look that reflected their brand’s focus on ethical and fair trade business.


To create a more natural look in this modern coffee shop and roastery, they used wood to create an angular shelving unit that runs the length of the cafe.

See more photos of this coffee shop, here.

4. WALA – Weian Lim Architects transformed a dilapidated old post office into The Little Man Cafe, a coffee shop in Melbourne, Australia that specializes in making guests feel right at home with it’s bright interiors, fun colors, and simple design.


This small modern coffee shop features white painted bricks, light wood furniture, and turquoise tile behind the service bar.

See more photos of this coffee shop, here. Photography by David Yeow.

5. Brolly Design designed Flipboard, a multilevel cafe in Melbourne, Australia, that features small nooks and cubbies on the exterior for people to sit in, while inside there are bar seats looking out onto the street.


This modern cafe has built-in wooden seating nooks on the outside of the cafe, while inside, people sit at bars looking out onto the street.

See more photos of this coffee shop, here. Photography by Tanja Milbourne, TM Photo.

6. Inspired by the elegant and classic style often seen on the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, interior architecture firm Studio Tate and branding agency Pop & Pac, worked together with Middletown Cafe to create a contemporary cafe in Melbourne, Australia.


This contemporary coffee shop features royal blue walls with white and light pink accents.

See more photos of this coffee shop, here. Photography by Peter Clarke Photography.

7. Giant Design gave Pablo & Rusty’s cafe in Sydney, Australia an industrial look through the use of polished concrete, aged brass, reclaimed brick, and wood elements.


This modern coffee shop features polished concrete, aged brass, reclaimed brick, and wood elements throughout the design.

See more photos of this coffee shop, here. Photography by Andrew Worssam.

8. Biasol designed Hutch & Co, a cafe and restaurant in Melbourne, Australia, that combines black elements like window frames, tiles and metal work with light wood and white furniture, and concrete floors.


Photography by Ari Hatzis.

9. Biasol designed the simple, natural interior of Jury, an Australian cafe that’s located in a building that was once part of a prison. The ceiling, wall and bar front are covered in a creative wood pattern, while the backlit logo on the back wall draws your eye to the cafe name.


This modern coffee shop has been designed with a diagonal wood pattern on the wall, ceiling and bar front.

Photography by Martina Gemmola.

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We've put together a list of 9 unique modern coffee shops and cafes that can be found in Australia and New Zealand.

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