Campos Coffee – Cafe Design



Wentworth Park, Glebe, occupying two of the archways of the Wentworth Park light rail bridge.

Description of pre-design condition of interior/building:

The space is currently unoccupied and does not encourage any kind of commercial activity. The park is a short distance from the Sydney Fish Markets, sitting just across the road from Blackwattle Bay, and the site is part of the Bays Precinct Transformation Plan.

Client brief:

  • Design a space in keeping with the Campos values – “Quality coffee cultivated by good. We believe coffee only tastes good when it’s made ethically, sustainably and with care.”
  • Specify materials which are sustainable and sourced ethically.
  • Let the space be the benchmark in terms of quality for future fit outs.
  • Incorporate a unique design element which will set this space apart from others.
  • Create a more consistent template for future branding applications in keeping with the original “Campos colours” and tulip logo.


Materiality + Scheduling:


  • Sustainability and conscience were the driving forces behind the end design, as per the client’s request.
  • The aim of this project was to have a passerby walk into the space and know, without seeing any branding, that this is a Campos cafe.
  • All furniture is recycled, made from used shipping pallets and hessian/burlap fabric.
  • Materiality includes concrete, steel, glass and ceramic floor tiles to compliment the “Campos green” used throughout the space on the furniture.
  • Blackwattle Trees have been incorporated as the unique design element, in honour of Blackwattle Bay, bringing the outdoors inside.
  • A new style guide has been created, displaying a strategy for future consistent branding applications.

CLICK HERE for detailed Campos construction drawings

Campos cafe shopfront, Wentworth Park, Glebe.

Remote coffee/takeaway area with recycled timber cladding.

All shop furniture and seating is made from recycled shipping pallets.

Blackwattle trees surrounded by custom built bench seating.

Software used: 3Ds Max, Revit, Photoshop.