I’ve been meaning to post about this fab eatery for months and somehow life got in the way. Ginger and Fig is the result of a creative marriage between Mia Widlake and Kate Ghyoot Jollye. Kate is an architect by trade (she also has a ceramics range) and Mia a ceramist – it’s clear that their skills for creating a beautiful space to hang out in are amazing – i know where i’m headed when i’m next headed north.
There’s a lot i love about this space. The industrial element that is so strong throughoutm the addition of flora and fauna to soften things by way of aerial plant holders and Mia’s signature ceramics. I love how strong the dark walls are and the use of industrial finishes like the brushed metal and the classic Tolix chairs and stools. What’s clever is the use of square tiles instead of the usual rectangular metro tile one finds in suitably hip shopping and dining destinations. The square tiles are much, much more cost effective yet the look achieved is pretty much the same, yes?
The story behind Ginger and Fig is interesting too. Zane Figueiredo is an IT specialit but retrained by studying at the Prue Leith Chef’s Academy and is now a chef! After some work experience in the industry he opened his own artisinal space and by all accounts the food and coffee is as delicious as the stylish surrounds.