The Budapest Cafe - IDEA 2023

The Budapest Cafe

Shortlist – 2021

Biasol Studio


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The Budapest Cafe in Melbourne draws on our appetite for modern abstract art, design and hospitality to evolve the design experience into an immersive, gallery-like experience. Minimising the built form maximised the space and the impact of colour in the imaginative and evocative space.


Filmmaker Wes Anderson’s cinematic world is instantly recognisable for his idiosyncratic visual style. Inspired by Anderson’s approach to set design, this Melbourne café is an imaginative and evocative space with offbeat elements and a natural, earthy colour palette reflecting the local design sensibility.

Photo Credits: Derek Swalwell