Lobbs Cafe

Lobbs Cafe is a destination made for and inspired by the locale. Our design approach was to create an open, light-filled, welcoming space. A café that contributes positively to the culture of the neighbourhood & community feel.



Traditional Custodians of this land

Wurundjeri people



Site Area


Gross Floor Area



Interior Design


Tom Blachford

Unpretentious and laid-back

From the use of a colour akin to Brunswick Green on the exterior, a community noticeboard at the front and local personalities’ portraits gracing the walls, Lobbs is a destination made for and inspired by the locale.

A mix of fixed joinery pieces and loose furniture have been incorporated into the space to allow for flexible use of the different zones.


“We wanted Lobbs to be comfortable and approachable so it could easily become people’s local café. The brief was to create an open, relaxed and inviting space which celebrated the existing conditions of the building,”

– Justin Northrop, Director

High ceilings, timber flooring and a subtle pastel palette; a monolithic servery, with simple linear lighting above creates a grounding centrepiece.

The block colouring of calming hues works alongside the corrugated polycarbonate sheeting that adds texture while softening the lights. Throughout the cafe, a variety of seating styles offer multiple configurations and varying energies for patrons. A private dining room on a raised platform at the rear of the venue offers a secluded space for groups to gather around a quiet communal table.

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