Café Vue is the latest addition to Shannon Bennett’s Vue brand which serves café style French food. The interior by architect Elenberg Fraser draws on the life of Marie Antoinette at the Palace of Versailles; creating a contemporary French café in central Melbourne.
The ornate detailing of Versailles and its period clothing are the inspiration for the bold triangular patterns featured throughout the cafe. The kitchen and wet area facade reflect the Hall of Mirrors, while the Palace Gardens are recreated outside. Cafe Vue’s logo is fashioned out of topiary and provides protection to alfresco diners from the street. The neutral palette with highlights of color stems from the beautiful gowns of Marie as does the Corset which one can dine under. To intensify the experience, Marie Antoinette’s beheading is echoed in the blood red bathrooms.
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