Sitting on the corner of Queens Parade, Two:bob brings an element of Scandinavian modernism to Clifton Hill. The space, which was once a rather sombre and serious banking building, has been transformed via a palette of soft, muted white and cream tones and timber, ceramics and greenery throughout. It’s bright and sunny like their previous northern home. Conceived by local design dynamos DesignOffice, the Kelly’s vision for a light-filled and relaxed environment with a strong feeling of community has been made a reality.
Like its interior, the food at Two:bob is about freshness and simplicity with a range of modern classics. Chef Yenni Gunnawan has created the menu alongside the couple using local ingredients in dishes such as crumbed eggs with asparagus, salmon, herbs and pine nuts, baked miso ocean trout with soba noodle, Asian coleslaw or wholegrain porridge with caramelised pineapple and coconut milk (bringing a bit of Queensland with them). The smooth coffee is by Coffee Supreme.
Set at one end of this busy village strip near fruit shops, bakeries and small boutiques, Two:bob feels right at home in Clifton Hill.