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Improving Coffee Shop Architecture and Design

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Improving Coffee Shop Architecture and Design

Coffee shops are exhibits for artistic creativity that inspire
customers, but they’re also functional spaces aimed at providing
the best coffee efficiently. They are also remarkably multifaceted
apart from this primary objective. Coffee shops are a place to rest,
read, meet someone, conduct business away from the office, or just do
some thinking. In order to attract people looking to do these very
different things, your shop must have distinct and clear
architectural purpose and successful design implementation. To
improve both your shop’s interior and exterior, read these tips on
improving coffee shop architecture and design.

Allow Space

Customers’
experience of your café may include how it looks, but a large
portion of it involves their contact with a few sections of your
space.



  • First, you
    must have space for all the customary equipment a coffee shop uses.
    Prioritizing coffee makers, blenders, tea brewers, and other
    hallmark machines over decorative pieces ensures your customers can
    order what they do at other shops. This also speeds up your
    production during periods of high demand.
  • It’s also
    important for there to be space for a long line and your point of
    sale. Cramped quarters—with guests jammed together in line or
    gathering close to seated guests—is uncomfortable for everyone.
    This doesn’t leave a good impression of your coffee shop or
    communicate that it’s a place to stay in and enjoy the ambiance.
  • Once guests
    have decided to stay, you want them to have comfortable seating.
    Though it’s tempting to pack chairs into your small space, the
    quality and comfort of the seating is important. Ensure that people
    have appropriate table space by getting rid of some tables and
    spreading the remaining ones out.

Return to Past Designs


If you’re taking over a building that’s stood for years, bringing
back a past design can harken to a beloved time period while
reminding people of a place they used to frequent. You can borrow
from this previous business’s architecture and design to translate
some of the good associations people have to your coffee shop.
Customers appreciate something that’s been repurposed for the
future, and connecting them with their local history provides a sense
of togetherness and shared meaning. One example—if your shop used
to be a rustic/traditionally styled bar or barbershop with wood
flooring and ornamentation, you can reproduce carved elements and incorporate carved wood mouldings to provide depth and complexity.

Reuse Materials

Features made
from reused materials are a big draw for customers. This improves
your coffee shop’s architecture and design by attracting people
with an environmental sensitivity while still affording your shop a
modern look. Whether it’s used for your façade or your interior
design, these repurposed materials can provide a comfortable
atmosphere that, like returning to a previous design, connects your
customers to the past.

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