Industry Beans Bar and Restaurant, Melbourne
Located in the heart of Fitzroy the INDUSTRY BEANS Roastery opened in 2013. Designed by Matt Rawlins at Figureground Architecture in collaboration with brothers and co-owners Trevor and Steven Simmons, INDUSTRY BEANS is located in an almost hidden, backstreet location amongst some of Melbourne’s finest street art.
Built in a large, open warehouse, the award-winning venue is home to a transparent operation of sourcing, roasting and brewing specialty coffee alongside an open kitchen serving up a seasonal and sophisticated all-day menu from head chef Jess Allen. The venue itself provides a visual representation of INDUSTRY BEANS’ approach to cafe dining and specialty coffee: welcoming and open, progressive and innovative.
The innovative design of the courtyard allows for both sunlight and partial shade in the summer as well as shelter from the wind and rain during Melbourne’s winter.
Blending soft timber hues, black and white tiling and exposed concrete, the venue’s post-industrial interior is at once stylish and welcoming.
Photos: Industry Beans