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Interior Architecture & Design


GC: Optima Group Inc

Photography: Bethany Nauert | Big Leo Productions

Liu's Cafe: A Hong Kong Style Diner



When we started the design process for Liu’s Cafe, we took inspiration from coffee shops and eateries in Hong Kong, Taipei and Shanghai - studying images of local spaces with just-so arches and rustic divided-lite windows. We balanced the old and new with vintage brass fixtures and clean lines - dark walnut with honed Carrara. We designed an arched doorway into the dining room and a custom window peeking into the bakery. The owners imagined a bright space full of plants, where someone could sit with a pot of tea for hours. Little did they know their cooking would be such a smash hit there’s always a line out the door.

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