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Places & Faces

Mondo Deli, Portugal

Let me introduce you to Mondo Deli. Amongst the cobblestone streets of Portugal’s northwest riverside town of Porto is an excellent newcomer to the gastronomy scene.  Designed by German born industrial designer, Christian Haas, Mondo Deli offers both a visual feast and an undeniably good food experience.

The interior exudes homely ambience. An intimate and inviting open plan dining room welcomes you on arrival – as if you’re stepping into a friends home for dinner. A stylish one at that.

Mondo is a new way of enjoying tapas. The menu involves flavours of Asia, the Middle East and Mediterranean. You’ll find a variety of delicious and homemade dishes to share. It’s all about vegetables, spices and freshness from small local Portuguese  growers and merchants. Wines are locally sourced too from well known Douro regions, Alentejo and Dão.

The design features an emphasis on form with function. Blonde timber furniture with grey and white enhances a contemporary aesthetic.

With a minimalist interiors concept, Haas sourced stools from Japan, handmade ceramics from a skilled artist, freestanding cabinetry and a rope installation that hangs in the window. All available to purchase.

Caitlan Nagle