Mr Morce

Sorrento, VIC
Michael Talbot

A bright reinvigoration of a heritage café in seaside Sorrento.

This airy refurbishment of a former local favourite, Mr Morce reflects the history of the building and the area through the design. The restaurant is named after a local stonemason, Mr George Morce, who contributed to many local landmarks with his specialised use of limestone.

The large limestone indoor/outdoor fireplace sits proudly in the juncture between the restaurant and the new rear courtyard. The interior of the restaurant plays to its natural warmth through the use of the long limestone and timber bar, muted powdercoated metal shelving and cupboards, white lining board ceiling and ceramic feature pendants.

The huge limestone fireplace sits centre of the quaint French doors that lead to the sunny rear courtyard. Spotted gum decking and built in timber banquette seating are encased by the mint board walls and a custom mural depicting a beach flashback, synonymous with Sorrento. Nestled into surrounding greenery, this hidden gem is a rarity in the local area.

Project Timeline

Architectural Services
Interior Design


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Seating Breakdown

Indoor: 60
Outdoor: 56

Construction Cost