The Homey Little Man Cafe Sits Inside a Former Post Office Building

By: Rebecca Byers - Apr 13, 2015
References: retaildesignblog.net & contemporist
The Little Man Cafe is a quaint suburban cafe in Melbourne, Australia that was recently born out of a massive transformation of an old Post Office building. The minimalist all-white space is now a homey outpost for coffee lovers and those in need of a snack in a friendly environment.

The cafe is designed in a way that makes it resemble a pristine home kitchen, or perhaps, an example of a pristine kitchen at IKEA. With one wall decorated with pale blue tiles above a kitchen-like counter, the space features a barista-captained island outfitted with the only other spot of color in the place; the pale blue cups and saucers.

This charming cafe inside a former Post Office building is a great example of how a simple business opportunity can transform a neighborhood and help create a sense of community.