11. Best Way to Cup coffee
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Cushioned within a historic building, the café takes advantage of the royal brick and exposes it to give the space character and texture. It then adds industrial elements like metal and red coloured glass to balance the space.
The café is set up to serve as a ‘to-go’ on the first floor and ‘sit-in’ functions on the second-floor easing movement and efficiency in serving customers. The lighting within the space emphasizes the structure within the room with gradient lights guiding movement and overhead lights giving a sunlight effect.
12. Blue Bottle coffee
Location: Hong Kong Central, Japan
Nestled within Hong Kong’s central district, the Blue Bottle Café is designed to take in the cityscape and allow passers-by to marvel. With an industrial mood setup in concrete walls, the design pays homage to Japanese tradition with custom made ceramic grey square tiles from Tajimi City that are clad on the floor, walls and coffee bars.
This grey tone is softened with wood and leather director style chairs facing the windows to the Hong Kong cityscape. Configuration within the space allows for different modes of sitting to fit customer traits.
13. Space dog café
Location: Seodaemun, South Korea
Evoking a distinctive futuristic atmosphere, the Spacedog café’s “Emergency Landing on Earth” theme is out of this world. The design incorporates rounded corners and smooth surfaces and fits right into Seoul’s sophisticated coffee culture. The tones are set in grey and the materials follow in large stone slabs and shiny steel. A decorative rock like volume dangles from the ceiling and referencing upon the chosen theme.
The materials used on the rooftop terrace accentuates the Planet’s natural raw materials, such as light, water, stone, and metal. SpaceDog is a place where you can find comfort in a new world.
14. Thailand Hi café
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
The design allows Kyiv residents to travel to Thailand without leaving the city. The space is adorned with Thai culture from antique vintage furniture pieces, décor elements and natural materials like wood, clay and metal. The designers took an indoor-outdoor theme by integrating tropical plants, natural wood, fire and clay to let occupants experience warm Thai weather.
The café is designed with an open kitchen engrossing guests in the food preparation process. The space is also designed with separate tea rooms and a massage parlour to provide the all-round Thai experience.
15. Casa co coffee shop
Location: Santo Cristo, Brazil
The idea is to create an open space for diners to feel the freedom of thought. The project makes use of a few materials and coatings, in order to reduce costs. Taking from Louis Kahn ‘a box within a box’ the projects occupy a space within an already existing space by use of interior wood structure. The new wood structure creates modules that allow for different space configurations.
The space uses a ceiling mirror to create an illusion of an expanded volume. The honeycomb motif is replicated throughout the design as a pattern on the chairs, tables and flooring. The perimeter walls are lighted with lightboxes filled with plants offering a new lighting aura.
16. Kisaku Coffee Shop
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Kisaku is a Japanese word that means positive, open and friendly. The interior is designed around this basis by creating a ‘sense of place’. This is done through compromising on seating capacity and expanding on negative space to contemplate. Through minimalist design epochs it creates emptiness by eliminating decoration and highlighting architectural form, space and details.
The colour palette is comprised of white textured paint, grey concrete tiles and the warmth of natural oak wood. Occupying a former residential home, the design keeps with this element and provides not only a ‘to-go’ café but a ‘go-to’ homely experience within a commercial space.
17. The 59 café
Location: Da Nang, Vietnam
This café space takes on a retro style by combining the former wash stones, and ceramic tiles and contrasting them against the new concrete and steel elements. The voluminous grey exterior is softened with vegetation that now serves as part of the façade. The interior follows a dark intimate theme and allows for expansive views towards an ancient temple in the area. The owner utilized old family items and decorated them throughout the spaces to provide a vintage feel.
Visitors to the place will fall in love with its simple shapes, the obvious influence of industrial style from the beginning of the last century, and the contrast between the earth orange of the brick walls with the brown colour of tables and chairs and the concrete grey of ground.
18. Gusto cake café
Location: Pristina, Kosovo
The café provides two parallel spaces to transport visitors either through a wanderlust of imagination or realism of the actual world. Retro meets Art Deco in this candy land of distinct blue and pink pastels. The wall art is embedded with flower walls and encouraging words of “Wanderlust” and “Dream Big” to give visitors a safe space to retreat, create, hope and imagine.
The furniture follows dusty pink and blue velvets highlighted with gold details to bring a level of sophistication to the space. The marble white tabletops are emphasized with eccentric black and white tile floor. The lighting fixtures are designed like dream clouds to give that child-like dream cosmos.
Location: Mumbai, India
This mall coffee shop is like no other with a majority of the retail and commercial spaces characterized by typical glass façades, the architects decided to create something different and develop a dynamic wood arcade that simultaneously serves as the façade and the seating booths inside.
The interior space is then defined by an open kitchen and an open dining space. The dark grey interiors are balanced with the warm light wood interiors.
20. Let it be
Location: Minsk, Belarus
The whole nature of the interior is modest and restrained and is a pleasant background for guests. It takes brutalism to a whole new dimension by making the space feel light with a light color interior palette and soft-coloured woods to brighten the space. Dark green banquette furniture adds a certain dynamism to the space.
Arched doorways and circular elements are adorned throughout the space to bring balance to the voluminous structure. The creators of Let it be decided to move away from the dark tones in the interior, creating an atmosphere of lightness and happiness. This would be classified as contemporary-industrialist take on the design theme.