Cool independent coffee shops can be hard to find, many are soulless places where little emphasis has been placed on interior styling. Towns and cities are full of the large coffee branded chains with unimaginative design credentials. We have discovered some independent coffee shops which not only serve great coffee but invite customers to drink their coffee in style.
Voice of Coffee
‘Cafe Latorta’ located in Pontevedra, Spain is a cafe where there is an emphasis is on the baked goods as well as the coffee. Nan Architects set out to bring together tradition with contemporary design and create a space which gave the impression of being in a handcraft oven.The indirect lights have an orange hue which is found in the fire of a traditional wood burning oven. As in many minimalist designed cafes white is the dominant colour and was not only chosen for it’s light giving qualities and feeling of space but also to reflect the main ingredient of cream in the latorta, which is the cafes signature baked tart.
Bonanza Roastery Cafe
‘Bonanza Roastery Cafe’ situated in Berlin and designed by Interior Design Firm, Modiste, is an open and airy contemporary space. The white walls, floors, tall white painted columns and huge arched windows all work in harmony to create a cafe full of light and calm. The golden oak wood tables, chairs and serving stations add a warmth to the whole area. A grid wall separates the production and roasting area from the serving area and hides the dishwashers and boilers.