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MIDDLETOWN CAFE

LOCATIONPRAHRAN, MELBOURNE VIC
PRODUCTSALOE 432 CHAIR  
DESIGN FIRMSTUDIO TATE + POP & PAC
COMMENTSCUSTOM LILAC ALOE CHAIRS BY BILLIANI. CUSTOM TABLES WITH SOLID TIMBER TABLE TOPS - TASMANIAN OAK 600W x 650D x 32HMM THICKNESS, 1400W x 650D x 32HMM THICKNESS AND CARRARA MARBLE TABLE TOPS - SQUARE EDGE 20MM AND Ø900MM, TABLE BASE: POWDER-COAT DULUX INTENSITY LISBOA BASE STORM 90089584. BANQUETTE JOINERY. PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETER CLARKE.
PROJECT STORY

Located in Prahran, Middletown is the latest creative endeavour of restaurateur partners Randy Dhamanhuri and Valerie Fong. To create Middletown, Dhamahuri and Fong collaborated with interior architecture practice, Studio Tate and branding agency, Pop & Pac.

For the styling, the owners were inspired by Kate Middleton, or as she is officially known, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge. They say that she personifies the values that the two wanted to adhere to in their cafe. “Middletown is a beautiful space that welcomes everyone through its doors,” says Dhamahuri and adds that the Duchess’s “humble nature and unpretentious beauty embody the design and personality of the café.”

The cafe’s beautiful, minimalist blue-and-white colour scheme provides a striking background for the terrazzo tiles and hints of marble and elegant details.

In the kitchen, head chef, Dilpreet ‘Gilly’ Singh, previously of Top Paddock, Kettle Black and Two Birds One Stone, orchestrates the creation of dishes that are based on high quality local produce for all to enjoy. 

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