Upon my daily Instagram scroll, I came across the Country Road pop-up coffee shop they've aptly named 'Kiosk'. The first of its kind, Kiosk is being trialled in the South Yarra store and, if successful, will be rolled out in selected stores nationally.
Beautifully decorated, the café fits into the Summer 14/15 campaign, playing perfectly into the Gemma Ward advertisement and the Country Road brand. The coffee shop, designed by industrial designer Adam Lynch, sits on a floating timber deck in the front corner of menswear, with the counter, bench and tabletops made from recycled plywood. Backless leather camp chairs add accents of on-trend flesh pink, and the seat cushions along the bench are a beautiful coastal dusty blue.
The glorious cake cupboard with locally sourced treats.
A surfboard sits in the window adorned with lifestyle magazines and product, and a few beautiful, bushy plants help you forget that you are snacking in Country Road.
They have a range of Melbourne suppliers, including Almond Milk Co, Finn Cold Press juices, Miss Ladybird Cakes, Pana Chocolate and Prana Chai, with all catering sourced by Tommy Collins.
I ordered a long black and a chocolate and raspberry cream cupcake, courtesy of Miss Ladybird Cakes. The coffee came in a stylish paper cup, and the cupcake was nestled in a thin wooden disposable plate with a wooden fork – features I assume were chosen to be recycled due to the inability of the pop up store to find a dishwasher.
Beautifully decorated space, created by industrial designer Adam Lynch.
It came to a total of $10.50 (ridiculous for a snack and a coffee!) but there is very little in Country Road that isn't overpriced - yet beautiful. I love that they source locally and appear intent on minimising the impact of their disposable tableware, so this is a plus to me and I would stop in for a coffee and cake again if I were in the area and needed a pit stop.