Zito's Sandwich Shoppe

Name: Zito's Sandwich Shoppe
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Design & Identity: Tag Collective


Located in Park Slope, Zitto's modern-industrial space features the perfect amount of Italian heritage.




Classic white subway tile, mercantile shelving, and pipe shelving all cement Zitto's as a modern Italian deli while the hung bulbs of garlic and salumi keep the authenticity alive and pay tribute to the classic Italian delis of New York's past. 


All Images @ Tag Collective

Auction Rooms Cafe

Name: Auction Rooms Cafe
Location: North Melbourne, Australia
Photography: Erika Hildegard Photography



It's always a good day when I get to click through recent images captured by Erika Hildegard. Auction Rooms Cafe is a specialty coffee roaster and cafe located in the former WB Ellis Auction House. With exposed brick, lofty ceilings, and wood supports the architecture sets a pretty great stage.





Given the original space, I find that the reclaimed and reused feel of  fixtures inside to be appropriate and welcoming. 


The vintage and reclaimed touches contrast well with the urban and industrial space while the use of architectural beams help divide the space. These allow the light filled space to remain airy and open. 





Journeyman Distillery

Name: Journeyman Distillery
Location: Three Oaks, MI
Design: DkGr Architects



One of my favorite stops when driving from Chicago up to Michigan is Journeyman Distillery. Located in the historic Featherbone factory,  Journeyman keeps the history of their space front and center. 






The barrel room shines behind large plate of glass and contrasts the raw space, easily drawing your eye toward it.

The use of wood throughout the space helps warm up the industrial and urban interior. I enjoy that the bones and history of the building where allowed to shine with minimal and industrial furniture added in to accent. 


All images © Archinect

Nordburger

Name: Nordburger
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Design:Peter Jay Deering


Nordburger takes America's favorite concept of burgers and fries, and combines it with a clean aesthetic fitting of the quality food being served. 




 Gone are the primary colors and plastic seats so commonly found in quick service spaces. Utilizing a minimal aesthetic and simple materials keeps the space bright, inviting, and warm. Limited seating encourages quick bites and a grab and go mentality. The use of concrete bases insures the seats they do have stay in place ensuring room for guests to pass. 


All images © Vogue Living AU

Oli & Levi

Name: Oli & Levi
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Design: Unkown
Photography: Erika Hildegard Photography



With the long, dark winter most of the states are currently experiencing, it's always a welcomed sight to have the beautiful work of my favorite Aussie/American photographer pop up in my inbox. Oli & Levi is a cafe in Melbourne that offers a bright and cheerful escape. 


** I just heard Erika will be back in the States this fall. If you are looking for wedding, engagement, family, or interior photos- reach out now before she fills up!**



I love the vibrancy of the space. Filled with bold patterns and a punch of yellow the space feels bright and welcoming.


Built in shelving and displays allows for the small space to utilize every square inch and allows them ample room for storage and retail.





Sip Mobile Lodge

Name: Sip Mobile Lodge
Location: Portland, OR
Design: Von Tundra


Sip mobile lodge is proof that simplicity and attention to detail can make even the tightest spaces feel light. The 1969 Dodge Chinook was crafted using nods to it's mid century modern roots and pacific northwest local. 





White cabinets and counters and blonde wood help create a simplified and clean space that plays up the natural air and modern sensibilities of the Portland food scene. 


I love that the drawers are fashioned like traditional crates and can be pulled out completely to access (or gather) supplies. 


All images © Von Tundra

Tremont

Name: Tremont
Location: New York, NY
Architecture: CCS


Located in New York's West Village, Tremont is a space that fits right in within the trend but established neighborhood. 






Utilizing a neutral palate and classic architectural details gives the space a rich interior that feels timeless but sophisticated.


Graphic artwork, and intimate seating groups creates warmth and community within the small space.


Images 1-3 © Tremont
Images 4,5 © CCS

Wallace & Ed


Name: Wallace & Ed
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Architecture: Woods Bagot


Trends have funny way of always coming back. Wallace & Ed, located in a former Hard Rock Cafe, showcases this phenomenon perfectly with the updated use of wood panels, wrought iron, and simplicity.




Keeping the material palate simple and lines clean allows the play of geometric pattern to take center stage. 


By limiting the use of the panels and incorporating exposed concrete and warm wood floors, the space remains industrial and modern.


All images © The MP Report

Saint Frank Coffe

Name: Saint Frank Coffee
Location: San Francisco, CA
Design: Unkown

Saint Frank Coffee has given me another reason to get back to San Francisco. Located in the Russian Hill neighborhood, with a pop-up cafe at the Public Bike shop in South Park, the cafe is modern, warm, and thoughtful. 




I love the simplicity of the space and cohesion of wood tones and materials. Creating a perfect transition from the dark wood trends currently, and the light wood trends that are slowly creeping their way back in, it balances warmth with light. 


Integrating the technology and brewing into the main bar allows for minimal separations between the customer and barista while also adding to the clean lines of the space.


And how could we not mention those hex tiles- perfection.


Death & Taxes

Name: Death & Taxes
Location: Reno, NV
Design: Unknown


Death & Taxes is a craft cocktail bar, located in a converted bungalow, and was one of our favorite stops during a whirlwind trip to Reno this past weekend. 





With an almost all black interior, attention was paid to the subtle details. These details; high gloss trim against matte walls, subtle pattern, and hidden storage are what make this space a cohesive space and a great experience. One of my favorite details within the space was the hidden passages to the back of house. These are hidden within the bookcase and are located behind the far bay of shelving on either end of the bar. Hidden hardware and the level of finish detail makes them invisible to the naked eye. 


All images © Death & Taxes Facebook, Kaper Design, LLC