Eat Drink Design Awards 2022 reveals Best Café Design winner

2022 Eat Drink Design Awards

The Common by Sullivan Skinner in Brisbane Airport, Queensland has won Best Café Design in the 2022 Eat Drink Design Awards.

“This experience is specifically shaped to give arriving domestic visitors a first taste of Queensland through bold colour, rich materiality, light and openness,” reads the jury citation.

“Taking visual cues from the beachside lifestyle that Queensland boasts along its coastline, The Common has been conceptualised somewhat like an abstract painting. It is furnished liberally with Australian-designed pieces by Ross Gardam, DesignByThem and Linear Standard.”

The winners of the Eat Drink Design Awards represent the most exceptional and visually remarkable hospitality venues in the continent.

The Award winners are the forefront of design in the realm of restaurants, bars, cafes, clubs, hotels, retail and temporary hospitality structures and offer insights into the dining and cultural habits in Australia and New Zealand.

“Considering what the hospitality and design industries have gone through over the past two-plus years, it was surprising and incredible that in 2022, the Eat Drink Design Awards received their highest number of entries ever, a sure sign of the resilience and tenacity of these industries that we love,” says the Eat Drink Design Awards jurors.

In addition to the category awards, each year one landmark venue is honoured with induction into the Hall of Fame.

The 2022 entry into the Eat Drink Design Awards Hall of Fame is Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar (1954) by Smith, Tracey, Lyon and Brock.

Pellegrini’s joins hospitality icons such as Bills Darlinghurst, Cafe Di Stasio, Cumulus Inc, Cookie and Icebergs.

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