where the ceiling over extraverted dining areas was raised to encourage interaction, and was lowered over nooks, hidey holes and service regions to conjure a sense of intimacy and privacy.
The building itself adds to the character of the street and, being an older building refitted many times over, presented various hidden opportunities and constraints. The total internal fit-out space is 86m2 which includes a kitchen catering for café style meals, pastries, cakes and of course, coffee and chocolate. An integrated branding and graphics package was delivered in assimilation with the fit-out to contribute to store recognition for future chain opportunities.
Coffee and Chocolate contributes to contemporary design practice by designing for the growth of this chain within an emerging hospitality precinct. Nestled in the context of a suburban inner city community this store demonstrates how thoughtful design can facilitate social interactions specific to suburban culture.