Abbotsford

Au79 Café

A former auto repair garage in Abbotsford has been transformed by Mim Design into AU79 – a contemporary hospitality space in the guise of a sprawling indoor botanical garden – featuring a café, bakery, patisserie and coffee roaster, with a variety of event spaces both large and small. The extensive site measuring 600m2, presented a unique canvas and Mim Design’s architecture and interiors embrace its present while preserving its history. Natural finishes, authentic materials, textured surfaces, brass highlights and earthy elements were the fundamental design principles used to form a strong Melbourne hospitality identity at Au79.

Photography: Peter Clarke

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