Alice Cafe_before & atfer
Owner Richard asked me to come on board a little over 2 and half years ago to put his plans into action. Even though we were starting with nothing more than a empty shell there was no room for error with what felt like a shoe box. The floor plan had to be tight and well thought out. After 4 weeks of building and some head scratching the tools were down. At that point I would say we were happy and surprised to see how functional it would be. The floor plan allowed us to squeeze a separate kitchen, espresso bench, POS station, hot & cold food display and two different seating areas with a communal table. Managing all this gives the feel of a big cafe with a small footprint.
A little over a year later we thought we could improve some of the design. After bouncing some ideas around and crunching the millimeters we were able to convert the existing wall seating into a 3 table design. Above are some before and after photos. This improved the functionality by making the space more inviting to sit down, have a bite to eat and take in the cafe experience.