Font Coffee Bar

these architects drew from the natural elements of the coffee plant to realize an authentic aesthetic for Font Coffee Bar in Fonthill, Canada.

  • area / size 10,764 sqft
  • Year 2018
  • Location Fonthill, Canada,
  • The brief was simple: design a coffee shop around these core ideals: Real farmers. Real roasters. Real baristas.

    The importance of coffee authenticity became the central idea behind the The Font Coffee Bar, located in the quiet town of Fonthill, Ontario. The simplicity of the coffee plant, from stem to flower to bean weaves through the design in stylised geometric plant motifs found in millwork wall panels, the cnc cut counter face to the central dividing screen defined by layers of vertical plywood leaves. Deep greens and warm greys wash over walls while its main tiled art wall gallery for local artists frames the view down the cafes long narrow space.

    These design details and colour palette subtly reference the coffee bean as fruit to tie in the cafes’s geographical location within the fruit belt of the Niagara Region.

    Design: these architects inc.
    Photography: Naomi Finlay