15/01/2013

The Little Mule Cafe + Bike Store

Coffee and bikes: two of the biggest worldwide obsessions. The Little Mule Company mates managed to combine both and end up with a great cafe + bike store in Melbourne, Australia. They build colourful custom single speed and fixed gear bikes in their small workshop while they serve "amazing coffee and ridiculously tasty food", as they mention on their website.


When the Little Mule Company is closed it looks like a very stylish total-black-façade garage. But when the roller door opens it reveals a cosy warehouse/industrial style cafe decorated with several hanging bikes and bikes' accessories. The cafe may be small but it can seat just over 30 people and their teeny tiny kitchen pumps out all freshly made seasonal food. There’s a high wooden communal table where people seem to like holding casual office meetings, a couple of smaller tables and a black leather Chesterfield couch abutting one white exposed brick wall. They also use recycled jam jars for their water glasses and sugar receptacles, which is a great idea.


| images via The Little Mule Company Pty Ltd | 2nd-4th-6th-8th image via Dianna Snape |

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