Double Teaspoons—Espresso Bar & Eatery is a family operated café in heart of Tauranga at Papamoa Plaza, a hub of the local community. We were lucky enough to work with these two food loving sisters to bring their newest venture to life.

 The new site being in such close proximity to the beach was where we drew the nautical inspiration for the concept of the café. We ran with a colour scheme true to the influential local beach vibes with blue hues and raw rustic finishes. The ceiling feature - a sea of inter-tangled blue ropes spanning the tenancy with knotted ropes dropping below with a bare globe to illuminate the café space.

 Being a new site we had the opportunity to engage with the outdoors by opening up the façade with a Bi-Fold Shopfront suite allowing that indoor-outdoor flow and allowing the interior to market itself with the boundless visibility into the interior space.

From the get go our clients wanted to achieve a semi industrial space, which we have achieved with the use of rough sawn timber, polished concrete, white brick, exposed services and black steel details. Together with the ties to the beach which is a large part of the community feel we have delivered a clean, creative—nautical inspired industrial space for the locals to enjoy.