Assembly Label first contacted Skittle Lane co-founder Jodie Foster about collaborating on a home-brewing content series during Sydney’s first Covid-19 lockdown. After discovering how well the two brands complemented one another, that collaboration evolved into partnering on a coffee bar in a room off the clothing brand’s Manly store.

Situated in a row of heritage terraces on Pittwater Road, the shop is tucked away from the “tourist part of town”. With big windows and ample natural light, Foster said she decided on a darker paint to achieve the same feel as the city flagship.

The space features white floorboards, a custom concrete bench and floating timber shelves adorned with homewares that could double as works of art. While it echoes the effortless style for which Skittle Lane has become known, it’s also very much in line with the simple luxury of Assembly Label.

Water is served in Ferm Living glassware, and Tuga pastries on Hasami Porcelain plates – those homewares are also available to buy in-store. Once you’ve finished one of Skittle Lane’s full-bodied seasonal blends, you can drift through to shop Assembly Lane’s collection of wardrobe staples.

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Updated: October 14th, 2021

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