The design layout plays with the concept of a ‘Fonda’ as a Mexican home-run eatery. This iteration breaks the space into different elements of a Fonda; the courtyard, patio, living room and kitchen, and backyard. Aligned right next to the Hawthorn station, the site inherits exposed red brick walls, soaring high ceilings and old timber trusses, hard plaster lines most of the walls and this has been celebrated in the new fit out. These natural elements are offset, with a signature ‘Fonda Mexican’ pop of colour in a cool palette of pastel pinks, yellows and blues, contrasted against more vibrant hues. This colour scheme is playfully splashed across custom steel screens and besser blocks that have been used to break up the large space into more intimate dining spaces. A characteristic focus on bespoke furniture has been used to create unique and varied seating typologies, including cozy booths, intimate small tables and bar seating.