The amazing transformation from old man barber shop to trendy cafe

My recollection is the back of the building at the corner of Little Bourke Street and Little William Street was an old man barber shop.

Little William St
(Pic from Google Streetview.)

Over the past year or so it’s somehow transformed into a trendy cafe called Patricia. The kind of place that appears to be wildly popular despite having little or no signage advertising its presence. When I go past on the way to work, or at lunchtime, there’s often a queue out the door. I’m betting the coffee is suitably awesome (if you like that kind of thing — I’m not a coffee drinker).

Patricia, Little William Street

Patricia, Little William Street

…in fact, their Tumblr shows the renovations they did.


(At the other end of Little William Street remains this sign.)

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

One reply on “The amazing transformation from old man barber shop to trendy cafe”

Interesting. It’s funny how some places have that certain something and others don’t. For my wife, it’s GOOD coffee that makes her come back to a place.

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