We have only just begun our exploration of the Petition redevelopment. Dipping our toes in the water this time, it feels fine, so come on in.
In the heart of the CBD, the respectfully renovated Treasury State Building has been transformed into a accolade to gastronomy and sophisticated consumption. Hoo-Ray!
Many, many things. We popped in for a quick explore of the ground floor, coffee and cakes. You can get breakfast, spicy Thai, beers and stay over as well.
The fit out. This is a redevelopment that has been done beautifully. The retention of so many heritage features creates a gorgeous atmosphere with all sorts of points of interest.
We’d walked past, around and even passed through, but we didn’t get a chance to stop in in 2015.
We’d heard all about the level of spice at Long Chim, to be found down in the basement.
We’d even heard stories of what the building was like 30 years ago when it was a humming CBD state department and home to hundreds of workers.
So, we had to pop in and take it all in.
We chose Petition Kitchen as it was mid morning and we were after coffee and cakes and the chance to have a look around.
Petition is a beautiful space and a fantastic venue that will work well day and night. The ceilings are right up there, there is exposed timber and fittings and rough hewn floorboards. The heritage of the building is everywhere on proud display in this room.
Modern accents to the fit-out, like the light fittings, add points of interest and elevate the cool factor.
This is a long and narrow space, with break away nooks and openings along the way that make it interesting and won us as big fans.
The staff were cosmopolitan and friendly, the coffees lovely and the cakes just naughty enough.
We’ve had a little sample and we will be back to try the other venues to be found in the Petition building.
This is a great concept, thoughtfully executed and worthy of everyone’s attention.