Rathdowne Street Food Store

Carlton, VIC.

The client brief sought the answer to revitalise and extend a small, busy inner suburban café.

The Bate design added a new quality dining area notwithstanding the limited space available and refreshed the café.

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 “James Bate is a long standing customer and instinctively knew what was needed – a clever design to lift our business a notch. Our customers, old and new, love our new space”.