Supreme has arrived in the CBD, and in true Supreme style, they’ve done it beautifully. Sitting brightly at the base of the 1970’s Seafarers building, Supreme Seafarers acts as the gateway to three levels of hospitality.
It’s a cream-coloured, shiny place, with accents of red that recall the building’s seafaring heritage. This is a quiet fit-out, filled with distressed custom-built rose gold table tops and beautifully simple American ash stools made by Douglas + Bec. The counter is dotted with food prepared fresh each day by the wonderful Little and Friday. There is a Fetco filter machine, ready to serve perfectly brewed filter coffee at a rapid rate, and then of course there are espressos, flat whites and long blacks, all brewed with Supreme blends or single origin beans.
Etched into the cream tiles that line the wall behind the counter is a very fine brass X, discovered only by staring long enough. It marks the spot where no doubt hundreds of nearby office workers will stop by for their morning coffee and chats. For me, that unassuming X is a symbol of the quiet creativity of Coffee Supreme, their love for coffee will always come first, but their appreciation for beautiful design isn’t far behind. Seafarers feels like a team Supreme curation project, they’ve collecting all of the things they love and putting them in one place.