Mammoth Cafe opens in Armadale [gallery]

19 October, 2015 by
Danielle Bowling

Mammoth Caf has swung open its doors in Melbourne’s Armadale, offering a healthy, contemporary menu and a clean, modern fit-out.

Jamie and Loren McBride, who also open Richmond’s Touchwood and Pillar of Salt as well as Nothcote’s Barry, have launched the caf, which is located between Malvern Road and Beatty Avenue.

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Chef Emma Jeffrey (ex-Hammer and Tong), has created a fresh, “playful” menu with all day offerings including a lavender bagel with fresh honeycomb and whipped buffalo ricotta; green chilli chicken, crispy red rice cake, chicken fat fried egg, herb salad; potato and goats cheese gnocchi, tomato and mint sauce, black cumin yoghurt; and a cherry lamington puffed pancake, coconut crunch, cherry jam and dark chocolate ice cream.

Melbourne architecture and interior design studio, Techne, were given a brief to create a “peaceful, happy space that has a nod to subtle reference points including West Coast USA, simmer holidays and the aesthetic of Wes Anderson films.”

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The triangular shaped site now offers a sculptural front counter that incorporates bar style seating. The site offers a variety of seating styles to capitalise on its “natural nooks”, including seat and table settings, long benches, banquettes and the bar seating at the central counter.

The walls are painted white to increase the sense of space, and splashes of blue are a signature of the design, with design elements including the powder blue terrazzo flooring and powder-coated navy blue metal table legs, as well as the varying shades of the blue aprons worn by staff members.

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