Earlier this year, Bay Area-based coffee company Peet’s unveiled a new design for its San Francisco, California, flagship location. Located in an 80-year-old art deco building, the cafe features a palette of oak, steel, brick, concrete, and Carrara marble—materials the company can easily deploy on a national scale.
San Francisco’s Coffee Bar opened a Financial District location that differs markedly from the flagship shop, a neighborhood café where people often spend their lazy Sunday afternoons. The new space, designed by architecture firm jones | haydu, is meant to function as a stage that shows off the process of making an espresso drink.
Located in the Östermalm neighborhood of Stockholm, Cafe Foam channels "Spanish temperament with Scandinavian cool," according to its designers, local firm Note. Indeed, the interior features the prototypical Scandinavian blonde wood and spare detailing, but with the addition of vibrant splashes of magenta.
When building a new factory and retail location in San Francisco, Heath Ceramics partnered with Blue Bottle Coffee to open an accompanying cafe inside of the 60,000-square-foot former industrial laundry. The structure was revamped by Charles Hemminger of hemmingerarchitects, and the interiors were coordinated by the design firm Commune.
On a pleasantly sleepy stretch of Solano Avenue, Berkeley-based Local 123 opened a cafe within Flowerland nursery. From a 1969 Airstream Streamline Princess trailer, proprietor Frieda Hoffman and her business partner Alex Ebel churn out lattes, macchiatos, single-drip cups, and more.