The story goes that Two by Two first came to be when two families decided to join hands in business and run their own café together, and so the name was born.
Located in the heart of hipstertown aka Northcote, Two by Two has turned a former Thai takeaway shop into a bright, minimal interior with clean lines and an eye for style.
Whites, blacks and neutral timber dominate this space, but in a way that doesn’t make you feel as if there’s a defining colour palette at all.
Subtlety is the key and even the floor-to-ceiling timber feature wall with rows of tiny nooks where wine bottles hang, somehow doesn’t overwhelm.
There’s a sense of refinement in the minimalism of the café’s design, which, when complemented by the beautiful locally-sourced timber furniture, creates just the right amount of high design.
Elegant yet again so-simple hanging pendant lighting and a recycled, hand-crafted tessellated timber counter are the only other features in this perfectly understated space.
It’s as if each element, while humble in simplicity if contemplated on its own, comes together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to produce a space that feels just right.