Interior view of the “banquet hall” showing sculptural details, Café Australia, Melbourne
Photographer / artist:not recorded
Copyright:all rights reserved
Source:National Library of Australia, Eric Milton Nicholls Collection, PIC/9929/660, Album 1092/3
Architects:Walter Burley Griffin Marion Mahony Griffin
Subject Date:Opened 8 November 1916
Designed by the Griffins for Antony J.J.Lucas at 268-274 Collins Street. Richly detailed and ornamented, Café Australia has been described as “undoubtedly the most handsome café in Australia” (Turnbull and Navaretti p.138).