Combining artificial topiary hedges with custom murals of classic images from old primary school readers.

Combining artificial topiary hedges with custom murals of classic images from old primary school readers.

category: hospitality, branding

project name: Candy Cafe Bar

location: Grafton Street, Cairns

size: 90sqm

completed: January 2012

Surely one of the most talked about cafes we’ve worked on, Candy has immediately hit the top of the favourites list on the cool cafe scene of Cairns.

The collaboration with Carlton was a joy, playfully creating an adult version of childhood memories into an enveloping backdrop for a creative menu of comfort food. Combining artificial topiary hedges with custom murals of classic images from old primary school readers, this is a funky space for adults and families alike.

Most patrons will never realise how much of the previous restaurant remains underneath the ‘skin’ of the Candy fitout. This project is a powerful demonstration of how to transform an existing space into an entirely new personality.

Related Projects

Donut Joint

Having perfected his traditional donuts, Maurice was ready to create a retail brand that delivers his passion to a much wider market. The design ingredients draws inspiration from the 1950’s West Coast USA culture without becoming clichéd.

House of Beans

Whilst the coffee bean is the hero in the House of Beans – this is a vibrant and playful brand offer. An uplifting environment that stands out in the terminal as often weary departing passengers are looking for place to rest as they await their flight.

Rise & Bake Creperie

It was time for Mika to move from chef to proprietor with the opening of his first bakery in the new precinct at Smithfield SC.  He had a name and a passion for baking, so now it was time to design a kitchen, servery and café that would befit the daily fresh goods.