A cafe is a place for relaxing, for drinking with friends, for having an informal meeting… Original places that are integrated in the middle of cities or inside buildings. In addition, minimalist cafes change as the people who visit them. But, the quality, the atmosphere, the experience lived and functionality are the clues for creating a good project to get attract a loyal following. This is the top ten of minimalist cafes that you wish were part of your day to day. Places with projects and designs made with the essence More with Less in every corner.
1or2 Cafe, a silent pause
Lifestyle and habits melt in this cafe. 1or2 Café looks for a relaxing space where sensations prevail. So that, a wide space has been built through the architecture of its furniture. The light of the local make visible the natural materials.
Café Latorta, la identidad de lo artesanal
Identity in business is very important. Café Laporta wanted to unify tradition and handcrafting with the contemporary design. So that, the white and the wood creates the feeling of being in a handcraft oven. Moreover, the place is separated by areas for different purposes. The hall is oriented to the street, so it’s full of bar stools for taking coffee and, then, coming back to day to day activities.
Cafeteria in Ushimado, flexible and extensible space
In a coffee shop, there is more than taking coffee. Meeting with friends, reading newspaper, doing some work… As a result, Cafeteria in Ushimado seeks for the functional solution for the costumer. A flexible and modular place made of wood where the space is used in order to the many activities done.
Archive Homestore & Kitchen by Haptic
Coffee is nice, so doing other activities meanwhile is really good. The design shop A Archive Homestore & Kitchen has thought that shopping while drinking coffee are the best mix. So that, the store and the coffee shop share the low level with the spectacular view of the sea port. The large wooden common table sums up the essence of the project.
Orang + Utan , a snack bar to ‘refill energy’
‘The city is a jungle and people who live there are smart animals, they need a place to refill energy.’ Under the idea of creating an oasiss in the city to rest, Orang + Utan is integrated in Kiev. Despite of being an original ‘habitat’, their tiles reminiscent the old Soviet decoration.
Proti Proudu Bistro, connection through coffee and food
Everybody is connected. The project Proti Proud Bistro wants to emphasize this feeling in its coffee shop. All the elements of the place are connected through wires that come from the walls of the kitchen to lamps above the tables. The lights follow the costumers creating a stream that finishes in the connection between the costumer and its coffee.
Awai Cafe, nuevo y viejo se entremezclan
This coffee shop was a Japanese house before the recover. Despite of the troubled area, it’s been got a nice place integrated in its context. Finally, balance has been kept between traditional Japanese architecture an a new functional and minimalist design.
Home Café, an oasis of pure air within a polluted city
Ecology is a good choice for minimalist cafes in one of the most populated cities in the world, such as Beijing option. Home Coffee wants to offer a pure environment through their wooden shelves that create a unique space, airy and filled with plants. As a result, sensations through natural smells of coffee and spices are created.
Stair Squares, design for citizens by Mark Reigelman
Sometimes, urban places in downtown create stages for specific activities. Take a coffee and rest in stairs is an habitual situation. Stair Squares is an interactive installation with the public to suit your day. The project helps to rethink this common habit. Because ¿Who has said that minimalist cafes has to be painted in white?