Cafe Bakeries Design Ideas

Cafe bakeries combine the warmth of a cafe with the enticing aromas of freshly baked goods, creating a delightful sensory experience for patrons. When it comes to design ideas for cafe bakeries, incorporating elements that evoke a sense of comfort, nostalgia, and craftsmanship can enhance the overall ambiance.

Consider using rustic wooden tables and chairs, exposed brick walls, and vintage-inspired decor to evoke a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Displaying bakery items like bread, pastries, and cakes in glass cases or on open shelves not only adds visual appeal but also entices customers with tempting displays of freshly made treats.

In addition to aesthetics, functionality is key in cafe bakery design. Optimize space for baking equipment and preparation areas while ensuring that seating arrangements are comfortable and conducive to socializing. Incorporating a mix of seating options, such as booths, counter seating, and outdoor tables, caters to different preferences and encourages customers to linger and enjoy their treats.

Lighting plays a crucial role in setting the mood—consider using warm, soft lighting to create a cozy ambiance that complements the delicious smells and flavors of freshly baked goods. With thoughtful design ideas, cafe bakeries can become inviting spaces where customers can indulge in both culinary delights and a welcoming atmosphere.

The following are Cafe Bakeries featured at

Aera / Berlin

Ava puts much of the success of AERA bread down to simplicity; focusing on perfecting one thing at a time and the same philosophy can be seen in AERA’s visual identity. The bakery, coffee shop hybrid is minimal and sleek, lit with warm strips of light and dotted with cheese plants. Unlike traditional bakeries, where bundles of bread are stacked behind the counter, the products at AERA sit in a uniform row behind glass- in Ava’s words, “you know what you’re getting”. She acknowledges that the bakery wasn’t always so beautiful, “in the beginning, it was very ugly, it was just white walls because it was a garage. We built the space together with Modiste Studios, who also designed Bonanza Coffee in Kreuzberg. We basically just wanted to make the space as useful as possible

Curitiba Paraná / Brazil cafe / Bonin Bakery / MOCA Architecture

Belle Époque’s Art Nouveau emerges with unique style alongside the smell of freshly baked bread in a store that serves delightful treats, Bonin Bakery, designed by MOCA Arquitetura in Curitiba Paraná , Southern Brazil.

Best Cafes Melbourne CBD / Lune Croissanterie

Lune’s legendary croissants have long been a weekend staple for Melbournians, the original Fitzroy bakery pulling its lengthiest queues every Saturday and Sunday. But now, founder Kate Reid’s internationally renowned, French-style pastries are part of many a workday routine, too, with a second store in the heart of the Melbourne CBD.

For it’s Melbourne CBD bakery, Lune, an established brand built on purity and precision, called upon the design team at Ewert Leaf to manifest an interior that elevated the user experience and represented the brand’s aspirations whilst also embracing attention to detail.

Armadale Cafe / Hanks Café & Bagelry / Leftfield Studio

Hanks Bagelry, an Armadale Cafe inspired by a fusion of Armadale’s historic 19th century railway precinct and New York City itself. We enhanced the vintage nuances of the building, such as the façade and brick interior, to create a cosmopolitan eatery that is bathed in natural light. It was important to highlight the textures of what was existing, while adding fresh style with the crisp lines.

Loretta / Wellington NZ / Parsonson Architects

Loretta, located directly beneath Parsonson Architects studio, is the ‘little sister’ of Floriditas Cafe a few doors down Cuba Street. The space has had several guises since it was built around 1910, including as an arcade to a picture theatre and most recently as a commercial bakery with a small cafe fronting Cuba St.

Third Cliff Bakery / Boston / Thought Craft Architects

Designed as its first brick and mortar location, Third Cliff Bakery anchors and activates the corner of a new mixed-use development at a busy corner along Washington Street in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Starting out as a mobile coffee cart, Third Cliff made its mark on the community and was in need of a larger cafe and kitchen space. The bakery is dedicated to making tasty treats, blending classic pastry techniques with surprising flavors; such as kimchi cheddar cheese croissants or rosemary lemonade.

La Joie Dose Bakery & Cafe / Riyadh Saudi Arabia / Livelli Architects

Nestled in the heart of Riyadh, La Joie Dose Bakery & Cafe transcends conventional design boundaries, offering a double-height space that immerses patrons in an enchanting blend of modernity and nature. Crafted by the visionary Israa Azzam, Founder and Interior Architect of Livelli Architects, this culinary haven spans 150m² and promises a unique sensory experience.

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