Following on from LKP's successful books "Micro: Very Small Buidlings," by Ruth Slavid, and "Very Small Shops," John Stones turns his attention to eating establishments, focusing on food outlets where there is just enough space to eat. Small food outlets are enjoying an upsurge in the quality of food served and in their eye-catching design. In many of these bijou ventures, especially where food is sold to take away, the graphics, brand identity and packaging are just as important as the interior. All of the establishments featured measure less than 150 square metres indeed, many are much smaller than that so the designers must make a big impact with very little space. "Very Small Cafes and Restaurants" features around 40 projects from around the world by such designers as Wonderwall, Marti Guixe, Thomas Heatherwick and Ippolito Fleitz Group. Projects are grouped by type of outlet: pizzerias, noodle bars, cafes and coffee shops, ice-cream parlours and delicatessens. This book will be inspirational for designers faced with the challenge of a tiny cafe or restaurant, as well as for independent food retailers looking for fresh new ways to present their product.
1: Cafes and delicatessens East Beach Cafe. - Design: Thomas Heatherwick, Littlehampton, UK The Royal Cafe. - Design: in-house, Copenhagen, Denmark Coso Cafe. - Design: Francesco Moncada, Massimo Tepedino, Ornella Gasbarro, Palermo, Italy ESPRESSO *K. - Design: 2012 Architecten, Delft, Netherlands John Street Tea and Wine. - Design: David Colins Studio, Kilkenny, Ireland The Deptford Project. - Design: Studio Myerscough, London, UK Repuplica Cafe. - Design: Ernesto de Ceano and DCD Interiorismo, Seville, Spain Illy Push Button. Cafe - Design: Adam Kalkin, Venice, Italy The Plant Cafe Organic. - Design: CCS Architecture, San Francisco, California Silver Cafe. - Design: ARCA, Morecombe, UK 2: Pizzerias and pasta restaurants Pizza Bar. - Design: Ali Tayar, Parallel Design, New York, USA Estado Puro. - Design: James & Mau, Madrid, Spain Perez Pizzeria. - Design: Francesco Moncada, Syracuse, Italy La Casa Azul. - Design: Herme Ciscar and Monica Garcia, Valencia, Spain Julia's Pasta. - Design: Merks + Girod, Amsterdam, Netherlands 3: Sushi and noodle bars Cha Cha Moon - Design: Kengo Kuma Associates, North Design, London and Graph Design, Tokyo WakuWaku - Design: Ippolito Fleitz Group, Hamburg, Germany Itsu - Design: Afroditi Krassa, London, UK 4: Ice cream parlours and yogurt bars Frolick - Design: Asylum, Singapore Tangy Sweet - Design: Kube Architecture, Washington DC, USA Snog Frozen Yogurt Bar - Design: Cinimod Studio, London, UK Rono Ice Cream - Design: Hiroyuki Miyake, Tokyo, Japan 5: Burger bars, cafeterias and other small restaurants Mcdonald's - Design: McDonald's Europe and Philippe Avanxi, Atelier Archange, Europe Cafeteria Kirschgarten - Design: HHF Architects, Basel, Switzerland Little Chef - Design: Ab Rogers, Popham, UK Restaurant 51 - Design: MUT-Architecture and Le Potager Design, Paris, France Camper FoodBALL - Design: Marti Guixe. Barcelona, Spain PLUK - Design: TJEP, Haarlem, Netherlands Restaurant Bloom - Design: Lindvall A&D, Malmo, Sweden Sweetgreen - Design: Core, Bethesda, Maryland, USA Boolean - Design: Torafu Architects, Tokyo, Japan Fish 349 - Design: Terroir, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Brgr - Design: Rockwell Group, New York, USA Proef - Design: Marije Vogelzang, Amsterdam, Netherlands Blossom - Design: Ryuji Nakamura, Nagano, Japan 6: Confectionery restaurants 100%ChocolateCafe - Design: Wonderwall, Tokyo, Japan Kara's Cupcakes - Design: Montalba Architects, San Francisco, USA Artisan du Chocolat - Design: Lens Associates, London, UK Candy Restaurant - Design: Marti Guixe, Tokyo, Japan Chocolate Research Facility - Design: Asylum, Singapore