Client: Toscani’s Café, Bar & Restaurant
Location: St Kilda, Melbourne Victoria
Toscani’s Café, Bar and Restaurant is nestled in the heart of the funky and thriving restaurant strip that is Acland Street, St Kilda (only a short drive out of Melbourne CBD). Our experienced team of shopfitters opened up the restaurant entrance by removing a glass panel situated immediately upon walking in. With this removed, the café became more visually appealing, as well as providing the physical benefits of space and accessibility for patrons when entering the café.
The venue endured a dramatic transformation, with their fitout changing from dark and drab to light and fab. The gloomy dark wood and stone counter and dull brown vinyl seats were replaced with bright, freshly painted or tiled white walls, white Corian solid surface counter top, surrounded by beautiful solid Victoria Ash tables, custom made by our skilled team at AAFS Shopfitting. The floor was restored in the restaurant’s main dining area. By re-sanding and repolishing the existing timber floorboards, they came up looking brand new and the owner of Toscani’s Café, Bar and Restaurant saved a heap of money in shopfitting expenses.
A new lighting scheme throughout the café incorporated a combination of dimmable and non-dimmable eco-friendly LED lights, acknowledging the need for a darker, moodier ambience for evening diners whilst necessitating workable lighting for café staff, particularly in and around the restaurant’s bar, counter and kitchen areas.
Additional seating was allowed for in the new fitout layout, therefore permitting increased patronage and profits – music to the ears of every business owner. A large mirror was placed on one wall to enhance the appearance of size (no guys, this won’t work for you!) and draw attention to the trendy white subway tiles on the opposing wall of the café. The subway tiles that lined the café wall were laid on a 45° angle, adding a bit of spunk and dimension to preserve the vibe of St Kilda and its café patrons.
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