Formerly the site of long standing South Hobart bakery, Bear with Me retains references to the building’s past, while revealing the unrealised potential of its location.
The addition of space and light were fundamental to the project, led by the broad expansion of the cafe floor. To the building’s rear, views of kunanyi are framed by expansive new windows, while playful wall lighting gives the cafe added warmth and personality.
Perhaps the strongest indicator of the site’s history, an original industrial rangehood has been retained as a sculptural element above the central dining area. Original french panelling under the exterior windows also remains, informing the contemporary, contrast panelling used within the cafe interior.