Cafe Godot at Creative Spaces Guild
24 July 2017
The last part of the Creative Spaces: Guild precinct is now in place, with architecturally designed Café Godot open for business.
Indepedently run by barista Pooria Sadr, the café has been designed by Aktis architects and has a minimal, industrial aesthetic.
Pooria said the interior was inspired by the past ten years he has spent in Melbourne – and of course, the literary influence of Samuel Beckett.
Since moving to Melbourne, Pooria has worked at Ebenezer, Café Racer and Cento Expresso at Arts Centre Melbourne – refining his barista skills – in addition to running a café in Iran.
“Café Godot is my Melbourne. We used oxidised scaffolding and recycled timber from the Arts Centre to make a functional and bespoke aesthetic,” Mr Sadr said.
Café Godot serves coffee from Code Black, and offers café food with a twist, taking honest ingredients and adding spices and cooking techniques to make a lasting impression. Food will be served at breakfast and lunch; although there are also plans for degustation evenings – wine and cheese, whiskey tastings.
The café also includes a library aimed at starting conversations; a provedore with house-made bread, granola, chutneys, and relishes; and in future, a screen and projector for video art – work Mr Sadr hopes will be sourced by university students and creatives in the local area.
Located at Studio 3, 152 Sturt Street Café Godot opening hours:
Mon - Fri 7am – 4pm serving coffee
Mon - Fri 8am – 2:30pm serving food
Creative Spaces: Guild transformed over 1000m2 of vacant retail space into a collection of arts spaces at the beginning of the year and includes: The National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), Melbourne Fringe, a rehearsal space for hire, a boardroom, Cafe Godot and a curated public gallery Assembly Point, that links Sturt and Moore Streets.
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