Inspiration: Captivating Cafes

Coffee culture in Ireland has changed dramatically in the last ten years. Parallel to our increasing appreciation for good coffee we are now far more engaged with cafe design and the overall coffee consuming experience.

The truth is coffee and design are massively interlinked. Coffees have become works of art and so too are the places where we consume our caffeine.

There is a challenge within design to bring design in and make it relevant without creating a space that is style over substance.

We believe that through powerful collaborations with experts across the coffee industry captivating spaces are created. By bringing together people who know their industry and people who are passionate about their industry a very powerful, prominent space can be created.

We view our role in design to be visual storytellers. As such, we get a full understanding of every aspect of a brand – the personality, the ethos, company values and missions. By pulling all of this information together we can create a space that tells the brand story.

Clever, considered design will make the space more engaging. It will tell each and every person that enters the space about the brand and the brand’s message.

For us everything from menu font choice to light fittings is an integral part of the process. Every detail is a chance to further tell the story and impact customers.

Here we’ve rounded up some captivating cafes from across the globe. These places are an experience for the customer from beginning to end, every part of the process from entering the space, to the presentation of your coffee to paying your bill are carefully considered.

And the result is spaces with impact. Spaces that stay at the forefront of our minds. And brands that come to life through a meticulously curated story.




@Proti Proudu Bistro


@Lily of the Valley, Paris


@Portrait, The Netherlands


@Pan y Pasteles, Madrid


@Shugaa, Thailand


@Molocle, London


@Las Canitas, Buenos Aires


@Sketch, London
































@Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings