Studio Esteta designs Via Porta cafe in Melbourne to look like an Italian street

Plaster surfaces and paved stone floors feature inside this deli-cum-cafe in Melbourne, which Studio Esteta’s co-director has designed to reflect her Italian roots. Via Porta, which incorporates a deli, cafe and dining room, is the brainchild of Studio Esteta‘s co-director, Sarah Cosentino, and her three brothers. Together they wanted to create a family-run venue that […]

Facebook to open pop-up cafes to give users privacy checkups

Social media company Facebook is opening five pop-up cafes across the UK where visitors can get a privacy checkup and a free cup of coffee. Branded Facebook Cafes, the temporary advice centres will be open in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Brighton and Cardiff between the 28 August and 5 September. Visitors to the Facebook Cafes will […]

Yabashi Architects slots cafe and pocket park between buildings in Kyushu

A tiered pocket-park tops this cafe in Kyushu, Japan, which Yabashi Architects has erected on the grounds of a building destroyed in an earthquake. Host to a small cafe and an open-air social area, Omoken Park has been designed by locally based Yabashi Architects to be a “public space of private space” where locals can […]

Schemata Architects stacks up red bricks inside South Korea’s first Blue Bottle Coffee cafe

The materiality of Seoul’s architecture informed the interiors of this Blue Bottle Coffee cafe, which Schemata Architects has completed with steel surfaces and red-brick fixtures. The sparsely-decorated cafe is situated in Seoul’s artsy Seongsu neighbourhood, surrounded by craft coffee bars and organic eateries that occupy disused warehouses. This is the first Blue Bottle Coffee cafe […]

Mizzi Studio completes stingray coffee kiosk alongside the Serpentine

The Serpentine Coffee House, which Mizzi Studio has created alongside the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park, London, is topped with a roof designed to look like a stingray. Mizzi Studio designed the cafe to be a small landmark structure between the Serpentine Gallery‘s two locations on the main street that passes through Hyde Park. It takes […]

Clap creates “new planet” inside Hong Kong fashion cafe Her

Stacked terracotta display plinths and celestial aluminium partitions help create an other-worldly atmosphere within this fashion store-cum-cafe in Hong Kong. Located at the heart of major shopping district Causeway Bay, Her has been designed by Clap to “transport guests to a new planet”. The store – which also serves coffee, cookies and unusual iced coffees […]

Wooden pegboards wrap walls of Mexico’s Negro Blanco Café by Estudio Yeye

Design firm Estudio Yeye used a limited palette of colours and materials to create a “simple and efficient” design for a cafe that serves up Mexican coffee. The Negro Blanco Café, or Black White Coffee, is located in Chihuahua City in northwestern Mexico. The cafe specialises in offering award-winning coffee grown on farms in the […]

Commoncraft designs whimsical Gertie cafe in Williamsburg

Brooklyn studio Commoncraft has designed this eatery in the borough’s Williamsburg neighbourhood, which is intended as a playful tribute to the owner’s grandmother.  Gertie is an all-day restaurant located on the ground floor of a new, three-storey building in north Brooklyn. It spans 3,500 square foot (325 square metres) and accommodates 70 people as a counter-service cafe. The eatery […]

Sivak & Partners create cosy corners inside Odessa’s Daily cafe

Deep red walls and dark furnishings are some of the features that interior design studio Sivak & Partners used to create a cosy atmosphere inside this cafe in Ukraine. Located to the south of the country in the port city of Odessa, the Daily cafe has been designed by Sivak & Partners to be a […]

Nudes creates cafe in Mumbai entirely from cardboard

Indian architecture studio Nudes has built an entire cafe in Mumbai using cardboard to prove its versatility as an environmentally friendly material. Everything apart from Cardboard‘s core, shell and services in the cafe has been made from cardboard. Walls, chairs, tables and even lampshades have all been sculpted from pieces of the corrugated material. The […]

Tropical Space builds brick coffee shop with a house perched above

Taking its cues from a cuckoo clock, Cuckoo House is a cafe combined with a four-person house in Da Nang, Vietnam, designed by architecture studio Tropical Space. Built entirely from local clay bricks, the coffee shop forms a single-storey base, while the two-storey home sits on top and cantilevers out over the green space below. Cuckoo House’s ground floor […]

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