Little Shop of Plenty
While selling their handmade wholefood products at Subiaco Farmers Market, Kim Bourne and Mark Abbott began thinking about something more permanent. With a few false starts and a lot of work, they found that home. Little Shop of Plenty now lives in an old auto shop that went from worn and dark to bright new beginnings.
Architect Patrick Miller from Finespun – based just a few doors down – worked with the pair to retain the building’s character while creating new areas, including the front terrace, central retail space and interior dining room.
Food hits the spot for those of a raw, vegan, gluten- and dairy-free persuasion, though Bourne and Abbott prefer the wholefood tag. Dishes such as the raw pizza and superfood salads are well worth a look at. But it’s up front with the coffee and cakes that you’ll find yourself peering into the cabinet and weighing up one slice or two, or a pot of cocowhip, or just everything.
The retail space sells everything from furniture to kokedama, and it hosts workshops and yoga classes. Bourne and Abbott have forged their own path, while adding another element to the Maylands scene.