The Second Coffee Brewery is a boutique coffee house that specializes in specialty coffee and brewing methods, including nitro coffee, cold brew and a wide range of other brew types.
Inspired by the Client’s passion for coffee and enjoyment, "savor each second" is the spirit behind this café, for which we aimed to create an oasis of indulgence. A space that not only provide the guests with a relaxed atmosphere, but also enables the barista to work efficiently and provide a true craft experience for the guests.
A bright white façade with orange and wood accents make a prominent presence on the street. The coffee counter is strategically placed next to the window to encourage an interaction with the outdoor and allows passers-by to see the variety of coffee making processes. The take-away window makes it easy for customers to approach the coffee bar and order take-away. A unique site opportunity allowed a fully-operable facade on the other side, which can open to allow an exciting, dynamic seating space and blur the indoor/outdoor boundary.
The minimal color palette of white and wood in the interior evokes simplicity while freshness is added by mint green and orange tones. The terrazzo pattern on the center floor simulates a natural outdoor feeling, to promote the feeling of enjoying coffee outdoors. To reinforce the coffee craftsmanship, the interior too has specially crafted elements. From the booth seat design to special retail shelves and door handle details, small surprises are integrated throughout to maximize the café experience.
Project Information: Design: STUDIO DOHO Design year & Completion Year: 2019 Leader designer：Xin Dogterom & Jason Holland Team：Wendi Zhao, Menghua Jia Project location: Guang Fu Xi Road, Shanghai Gross Built Area (square meters): 100 Photo credits: Brian Chua