L’Americano Espresso Bar

Hospitality Refurbishment L'Americano


Coco Republic


O’Riordan Street, Alexandria


Alexander & Co.


6 Weeks


January 2015

Cafe Fit-out

Set inside Coco Republic’s state of the art interior showroom, the meticulously crafted L’Americano bar and dining draws inspiration from the 1955 novel The Talented Mr Ripley, reflecting the lavish lifestyle of the character Dickie Greenleaf which can be seen in elements including brass detailing and a wall of bespoke miniature yachts. Set wholly inside the Coco Republic space, L’Americano is the first café of its kind in Sydney, embedded into the experience of a luxury lifestyle showroom, taking patrons further into the premium, design led experience on offer.
L’Americano is designed by Alexander & Co, recognised in the hospitality space for their work on iconic Sydney venues including The Sheaf and The Morrison; Building Guild were thrilled to play a part of bringing their vision for the concept café to life. Our scope of construction works was heavily focused on delivering on quality craftsmanship in the joinery and metalwork elements of the space, which draw people into the story of Dickie Greenleaf. Including an open fresh food preparation area and elegant lighting. Our scope included the reticulation of services to the café area via a new raised floor as well as painting the whole exterior of the building (spanning a large section of O’Riordan Street from 24 through to 34 O’Riordan Street) to create a more welcoming scene in which customers can enjoy an engaging food experience through a street frontage counter window.

Completed over four weeks through the Christmas period, Building Guild team worked in collaboration with both the client group and Alexander & Co. by providing open platform for flexibility allowing the design team to change elements as the works came together.
All the while aiming to create an outstanding, one of a kind, integrated café and showroom experience within the set budget.