Coffee brings new life to an old building 

Coffee shop · 1,900 sqft

We were contacted in 2010 by Bold Bean to help locate and perform the interior design services for what would house their existing coffee roasting business and their new entry into the coffee shop business, thanks to a recommendation from the guys over at Wingard Creative, whom rocked it with the Bold Bean website.

After scouting out a few locations in Downtown and other spaces in Riverside, the Bold Bean guys chose an excellent spot on the newly renovated strip of Stockton Street with some of the coolest neighbors a coffee shop could have – Tres Leches Eatery and 13 Gypsies.  The existing space, an open area in a historic brick building with exposed wooden rafters, was really a great canvas for the new shop and we loved the rawness of the space and how open it was.  We wanted to keep the rafter ceiling and brick walls as open as possible, while adding materials that tied into the philosophy of the client, with an eye towards nature and the earth. 

Because of the relationship that Bold Bean has with organic coffee and sustainability, we wanted the space to remain raw, but we needed to introduce a bit of warmth to the design. The bar is warmed with wood planks wrapping it and the main wall, whole weathered 5-v crimp metal frames the roastery area and the bar seating area, adding a touch of rustic finish.