Shikatani Lacroix has been working with the coffee company Second Cup on its international expansion since 2007; rolling out retail designs across the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and the United States.
Color plays a defining role in the design of Second Cup’s international cafes. Reds and browns are the prominent color palette for its Middle East locations, and blue is an additional accent color in the new Florida cafes to reflect their proximity to the ocean.
In this Naples, Fla., location, a full glass-paneled facade welcomes visitors to the cafe. The elaborate food counter, adorned in upgraded finishes like marble, quartz and a mosaic-tiled backsplash, divides two separate seating areas. Modern lounge seating is featured in the front of the cafe and clustered meeting zones are available at the back.
The design of the cafe leverages Second Cup’s brand attributes, such as fresh and relaxing, while taking inspiration from its local environment.