Category Archives: Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Restaurants and coffee shops are really upping their game in terms of design and Vm. They can be very inspiring. we will hunt for the best.

Leon Victoria station

After seeing Knight Frank using oversized letters last week I’m seeing them pop up everywhere, is this a trend emerging? Here Leon the fab fast food takeaway have used very effectively in their side window, it’s very striking and eye catching. 


The Meeting Place – Coffee Shop – Simons Town – Cape Town

The meeting place is a cafe snuggled away on the first floor of an old Dutch Malay building in Simon’s Town, which is a little fishing village in south western Cape Town.

The owners have created a superb cafe where locals and tourists can meet, eat and drink good coffee.

The interior design is simple and cosy with lots of great ideas to borrow from, take a look.



The Meeting Place
98 St George’s St. Simon’s Town
Cape Town, Western Cape


Haas Collective – Coffee Shop – Cape Town

Haas is a creative collective which just happens to also have a fabulous coffee shop on the ground floor of their building.

It not only seems coffee but is a showcase for some of their designers work which can also be bought.

The interior design is on trend with a mix of upcylced furniture in a pared back building with hints of retro and steam punk all rolled into one.



The haas collective,
19 Buitenkant St
Cape Town
South Africa

Laundry & Beer? Why Not | How to Start a Fire

This a great low cost simple idea, use old drawers mounted on the wall to create a visual feature which also allows you to add in graphics.

Great visual feature

Click the link below to see more photos and read the full article.

Laundry & Beer? Why Not | How to Start a Fire.

Pilots Bar and Kitchen – Heathrow Terminal 5

As well as upgrading the shopping BAA have also opened a few new eateries including this bar and kitchen pub called Pilots which takes its interior design inspiration from guess what?


Here are a few more  photos

Cafe Graphics

I love this huge graphic on the side of a cafe in Soho London, It harks back to the past using typography but with a modern twist as it has been digitally printed.IMG_2632

Notcutts’ street food dining experience by Dalziel and Pow

We’ve brought our market-inspired dining concept to the Notcutts garden centre in Wheatcroft, Nottingham. Taking the scheme a step further, having originally launched the concept in the Notcutt’s Pembury branch earlier this year, we sourced three reconditioned Citroen H vans to act as standalone food sellers. Each van is individually named, branded and themed, and centre on traditional British cuisine. Dishes are cooked from scratch in each unit, enhancing the ‘independents’ feel. The Citroens are joined by an array of market stalls that provide locally sourced produce.






Words and photos by Dalziel and Pow

Graven – Ideas for Bars, restaurants, cafés on Pinterest


Check out this Pinterest folder by Graven, it has some great ideas for Bars, restaurants & Coffee shops.

Bars, restaurants, cafés & nightclubs on Pinterest.

Benugo – Great coffee and great ideas


Again whilst in London the other week I popped into The Garden Cafe which is run by Benugo the fabulous cafe chain owned and named after two brothers Ben and Hugo. I love their cafes they serve really great coffee and food but they also have great style fusing together old and new design which works so well together. Also their food presentation is fabulous and i urge independent cafe owners to get out and about to see what the big boys are doing you may pick up some great ideas.



Here are a selection of photo from their other cafes and stores.




Visit their website by clicking here

Multnomah Whisky Library – Portland Oregon

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The Multnomah Whiskey Library is open to the people and community of Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. The Library offers an unrivaled selection of whiskey and other fine distilled spirits, beers, and wines as well as accompanying cuisine. Tableside Cocktail Service is a specialty of The Library, as are tastings, pairing dinners,
and other educational events.

Photographs by Dina Avila Photography

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