Slowpoke by Sasufi

Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi

This Melbourne cafe by French designer Sasufi features a 12 metre-long wall covered in timber offcuts.

Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi

Tabletops at the Slowpoke Cafe are made from recycling floorboards and other furniture was sourced from local flea markets.

Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi

Wider blocks protruding from the wooden wall above each table create shelves for condiments.

Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi

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Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi

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Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi

Anne-Sophie Poirier is a French born and Melbourne based designer working under the name of Sasufi. She has recently completed the interior design and identity for Slowpoke Espresso, a café located in one of Melbourne's most popular suburb, Fitzroy.

Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi

The budget being very small, it was a challenge to give the space a cozy feel and a strong identity while not having much money to do so.

Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi

The 12 meters long feature wall was created from timber offcuts collected from a variety of local furniture makers who use recycled timber themselves.

Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi

The variety of timbers species enhances the depth and warmth of the wall, giving a homely feel to the room.

Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi

The clean white walls also give the timber elements more prominence in the space.

Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi

Every so often a shelf comes out of the wall to display sugar bowls and salt above the tables.

Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi

Most building materials (tiles, lamp shades, street sign etc…) were gathered from local flea  markets.

Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi

The tables are made of recycled timber floors.

Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi

The sign is lite from the inside by a torch lamp that is charged by a connected solar panel sitting on the top of the recycled wooden tool box.

Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi

The business cards are made from recycled packaging cardboards, hand cut and then stamped.

Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi

The café serves quality organic food and coffee with a smile.

Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi