East Moon is a proposed drink and dine destination on Perth’s city fringes, at the heart of the East Perth River Entertainment Precinct. Located in a reimagined warehouse that speaks of the area’s industrial heritage, it’s planned as a go-to venue for a cross section of patrons in this fast-developing area: people who live and work in the precinct, and visitors frequenting the nearby stadiums.
Being equidistant from Perth Stadium, HBF Stadium and the WACA cricket ground, which collectively attract more than 5 million patrons per year, it seeks to be a valuable part of East Perth’s entertainment and hospitality offering. The multi-level bar, restaurant and entertainment space will be both friendly local haunt and special event destination.
East Moon aspires to establish a new benchmark in design and customer experience.
Its design acknowledges the industrial heritage of East Perth, making a feature of exposed steel work and pipes in the warehouse setting. Its name and logo reference the 1961 lunar eclipse that inspired the Cosmos Faema range of espresso coffee machines. East Moon celebrates those machines by naming each of its various levels after different models. Saturno, Marte and Nettuno are in turn themed with the opulence of the cosmos in mind. Back at earth level, an in-house coffee roasterie and cafe – complete with exposed pipes delivering espresso martini straight to the bar – is part of the offering on the ground floor.
The building comprises 300+ seats across three levels. Ground floor Saturno is an all-day dining space alongside the coffee roasterie. The two upper levels, Marte on the mezzanine and Nettuno at the top, are flexible event spaces for private functions and special events staged by East Moon. Each has a distinct design aesthetic, from luxe velveteen reds to space-age chic. The entire top floor is shaped to mirror the dual moons of the East Moon logo on the roof – wrapped in photovoltaic membrane for energy generation. The logo will be lit and visible from ‘space’.