On an otherwise retail-free stretch of San Francisco's Folsom Street, Stable Cafe is an oasis providing locally-sourced coffee. It shares its renovated, 19th-century carriage house with nearly a dozen other culinary entrepreneurs, who produce everything from empanadas to dog treats.
Located almost an hour from the nearest beach, the ocean-inspired surf shop Saturdays NYC feels highly incongruous with its urban habitat. Nevertheless, its attractive coffee bar, made from found wainscoting and an Ikea butcher block, plus its leisurely patio make it an appealing hangout for New Yorkers who've never so much as boogie boarded.
The Foghound Interactive Coffee Company hired Earthworld Architects & Interiors to design this coffee shop made of used shipping containers outside Johannesburg. Opened in July 2014, the 3,165-square-foot shop includes a showroom for the company's coffee machines.
With three shops in the city, Verve Coffee Roastery is on its way to becoming an institution in Santa Cruz. Fuse Architecture recently overhauled their Pacific Avenue storefront and Seabright roastery, electing to tie the two spaces together with common materials. Salvaged Douglas fir features prominently in both locations.
Located in the lobby of New York's trendy Ace Hotel, this outpost of Stumptown Coffee Roasters is informed by design duo Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch's experience designing sets for Hollywood period films. Its high-gloss painted wood shelves, walnut bar, and travertine-clad floor recall a 1920s speakeasy.
The eensy Central Hotel & Café in Copenhagen is a single-room inn located above a charming old world café, replete with quaint touches like filament light bulb fixtures. Guests are treated to a complimentary organic breakfast, but all passersby are invited to sample the menu, which includes espresso, Americano, and iced coffee.