Menlo Park, CA
Coffeebar is a contemporary space in the heart of Silicon Valley’s venture capital, Menlo Park, California. The collaboration between interior design firm NICOLEHOLLIS, Walker Warner Architects and Coffeebar owner and founder Greg Buchheister reimagined a building that what was once a nail salon as well as an Asian food market into a curated, modern café that would draw in commuters and residents alike. Taking inspiration from Italian coffee bars, the interior features terrazzo countertops and walls. A bicycle chain chandelier, bicycle enamel paint and an alcove partitioned with metal chain curtains pay homage to the biking culture of Silicon Valley. A live-edge walnut communal table—designed by NICOLEHOLLIS and accented by striking butterfly joints in bright blue—anchors the space. Banquettes, hightop tables with terrazzo counters, and copper-top café tables edge the interior. Interior details include a copper-paneled water station, copper wall panels with exposed riveting and cedar walls.