Mathieson Architects

Maple + Clove

Location: Canberra, ACT
Year: 2012

Maple + Clove is an all day dining café located in Barton, Canberra, and overlooks the Realm Precinct Park.

With an emphasis on wholefoods, Maple + Clove features a palette of raw concrete, limestone clad columns, and oak timber floors. A geometric dark coloured ceiling conceals acoustic panelling, with accents of bright orange lacquered lighting troughs.

A simple geometry divides the space into dining, take-away, and an open kitchen. The dining area is furnished with leather banquettes and individual tables that flank two central communal tables and timber stools. Modular steel framed shelving screens the take-away service area and displays house made produce and pots of micro herbs. To the north, large glass doors open to a terrace with market umbrellas, outdoor seating and the lawn area of Realm Park.

This project was designed in association with Harlan Redgen whilst at Mathieson Architects

Photography by Romello Pereira

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Maple + Clove