Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photography: Erika Hildegard
Located along the tiny alley of Little Bourke Street, Brother Baba Budan is a small cafe with a big personality.
Having a small footprint, creativity is shown through the use of common materials, in this case; chairs, used in uncommon ways. By placing the chairs on the ceiling, it creates a texture and pattern and draws the eye up, emphasizing the spaces height.
Placing shelving and displays at a higher vantage point also frees up the floor space they do have to allow for quick grab and go coffee and a small community table in the center of the space.
Using wood as the primary build-out material and leaving the walls relatively raw, they were able to create a hip and urban space that keeps the focus on the coffee.
All photos © Erika Hildegard