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Workshop Cafe

A warehouse-style space in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District is transformed into a new concept, multi-zoned cafe catering to independent professionals with flexible work needs.

ContextA high-traffic, street-facing property at the base of a 25-story commercial tower.
ConsiderationsA blank slate with tall ceilings and cement slab flooring — ideal for a
next-generation hospitality concept.
ObjectivesAn engaging, work-friendly coffee shop that supports the specific needs of on-the-go professionals and teams.
  • Financial District, San Francisco
  • Commercial
  • Hospitality
  • 3,700 s.f.

OUR SOLUTIONS

Work-friendly

The cafe accommodates a range of remote worker needs, from extended-time power users to small teams in need of short-term conference space.

High-tech features mix with low-tech design for optimal accessibility.

"Workshop Cafe has every amenity
you expect to find
in a tech-friendly enclave."
- SF Chronicle

Flexible and adaptable

We purposefully designed the space for reconfiguration, meeting the various needs of daily patrons and allowing for the cafe's long-term evolution.

A room-length work table divides the entry into use-based zones.

Furniture can be removed altogether for larger groups or events.

"Independent professionals of the Bay Area, rejoice: We’ve found the perfect place for you to toil away...They really thought of everything."
- PureWow

Industry, energy and appeal

We crafted a factory-inspired aesthetic to suggest productivity and purpose, taking advantage of the space's volume to add energetic light and art.

Industrial chic decor entices patrons to enter and stay for a while.

THE RESULT

Vast, varied and highly configurable, Workshop Cafe is an engaging,
ever-evolving space that combines coffee shop sensibility with the energy and industry of a co-working environment.

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