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PARKHOTEL MONDSCHEIN

A Rich Cultural History Combined with a Refined Design Aesthetic at this Modern Luxe Hotel

FUFU KYOTO

An Intimate Luxury Hotel that Entwines Traditional Japanese Dining, Architecture and Hospitality with Modern Elegance

JACQUEMUS PARIS

A Pure Interior Led By Playfulness and Surprise

The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

The Charred-Brick 'Black Box' Presenting The Beauty Of Theatre & Performance

GAIA

British Artist Luke Jerram’s Explores The Vastness of Our Earth

Honouring ISSEY MIYAKE

The Legacy Remains: Merging Art & Fashion, East & West, Tradition & Technical Innovation

UNITED PLACES BOTANIC GARDENS

Local and Luxurious, A Melbourne Boutique Hotel That Gets It Right

Naoshima Ryokan ROKA

Designed by Okayama-based studio Nottuo, a New Modern Stay on Japan’s ‘Art Island’

Restaurang ÄNG

NORM Architects Creates A Light-Filled Glasshouse For The Michelin-Starred Restaurant

JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP: BAMBOO WEAVING

In The Quiet Backstreets Of Kyoto's South Higashiya, Find A Master Craftsman

HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE SS23

As Ever, The Joy Of Movement & Ease of Pleats Prevails

Serpentine Pavilion 2022

Artist Theaster Gates Designs the 21st Pavilion

BRUT-AL

Argentinian-Australian Designer Alexander Lotersztain's Ode to Brutalism

Serpentine Pavilions 2000-2021

A Champ Online Retrospective Of Two Decades of The Radical Architectural Event

PURE FORM

The Art Gallery of South Australia Presents Japan's Avant-Garde Ceramics

KABIRA & KANGRI

The Beauty Of Indian Textile Craftsmanship In ISSEY MIYAKE Sub-Brand HaaT's SS22 Collection

MECCA ALEXANDRIA

With An On-Site Roasting Facility & Modern Interior, It's a Suburbian Hidden Gem

January, 2019
Mecca, Alexandria, Sydney © Mitch Lui for Champ Travel

Mention the words Mecca Coffee to a Sydney-sider, and you’ll soon realise why it’s known as one of the city’s best coffee destinations. Opening with their first outpost in Sydney’s CBD, and a sister cafe (Soma) in Ultimo, they also are found in the charming suburbs of Alexandria.

With a minimalist facade that opens with a bright blue-framed glass door onto a chic interior, find natural light flooding through the cafe’s high ceilings through to the garden at rear. The spectacular interior is designed by ongoing collaborators Smith and Carmody, who retained the original building’s striking black trusses and paired them with a white interior with additional iron and timber tables and chairs. Mecca’s black and white zebra-like tiled flooring provides a modern touch.

Driven by great coffee (roasted on-site), their food menu includes dishes champion fresh, local ingredients (try The Fall Back, with Iggy’s sourdough, avocado, coriander pesto, fermented chillies, poached egg & sesame); whilst bread and pastries are supplied by Brickfields and Flour and Stone.

Mecca, Sydney © Mitch Lui for Champ Travel
Mecca, Alexandria, Sydney © Mitch Lui for Champ Travel
Mecca, Alexandria, Sydney © Mitch Lui for Champ Travel
Mecca, Alexandria, Sydney © Mitch Lui for Champ Travel
Abundant in natural light, the open interior at Mecca, Sydney © Mitch Lui for Champ Travel
Mecca's exceptional team. Alexandria, Sydney © Mitch Lui for Champ Travel

Mecca Coffee (Alexandria)
26 Bourke Road, Alexandria
Sydney, Australia 2015

Mecca, Alexandria, Sydney © Mitch Lui for Champ Travel
January, 2019