Coffee Shop / Durban

Love Coffee opened up a second coffee bar in 2017 in Holden Road, Morningside.

The brief was to create a small hole in the wall coffee bar that could be serviced by one Barista. The site was a long and narrow store with incredibly high ceilings and stack back glass shop fronts. Fitting out the space, we painted the side walls white and the back wall in a dark charcoal to draw the eye and customer in. We used slatted timber to divide the back of house kitchenette from the front of house coffee bar, as this would allow a line of site to front of house at all times. We extended the slatted timber feature into a bulkhead that celebrated the ceiling height of the space giving this little shop a wonderful sense of space.

All the shop-fitting was finished in birch ply, off-set with black appliances and lush green plants to soften the space and bring the idea of a garden inside. We then visually doubled the space by installing a large gold beveled mirror on the one side of the store to reflect all of the natural light and make the shop feel large and spacious.

We loved working with a client who allowed free reign to our vision and are delighted to report the store has been well received by the surrounding neighborhood.