The client brief sought the answer to revitalise and extend a small, busy inner suburban cafÃ©.
The Bate design added a new quality dining area notwithstanding the limited space available and refreshed the cafÃ©.
With extended trading hours, the revenue from the dining room grew substantially and it is regarded as a prestige destination in a highly competitive street.
The Food Store received the Best Makeover Award from the Epicure section of The Age newspaper.
Food Store proprietor Ricky Holt commented â€œJames Bate is a long standing customer and instinctively knew what was needed â€“ a clever design to lift our business a notch. Our customers, old and new, love our new spaceâ€.