The Kettle Black Cafe in Melbourne is a minimalist spot, tucked away in the last heritage terrace on Albert Road. Set right next to a skyscraper, the welcoming cafe combines the perfect blend of classic and modern touches. It was designed by Studio You Me. The light filled space is elegant and warm, authentic and hand crafted, with a genuine feel-good and friendly vibe. Kettle Black is not an ordinary place. Sitting somewhere in between a cafe and a restaurant, the space almost creates it’s own new genre of venue. The interior palette was carefully curated with warm finishes of soft oak timbers and polished concrete, offset by punchy mischievous green furniture and tiled walls. The black steel crafted hanging waiter’s stations and communal tables add the tough edge, whilst the hexagonal marble tiles and brass detailing bring a refined elegance and luxury to the cafe. The true beauty and innovation of this project is how the design slowly reveals itself with a series of vignettes within the interior – an ordinary concrete construction pipe transformed into an elegant brass lined water basin and so on. These theatrical moments celebrate the simplicity, elevating them into something truly beautiful and sculptural.