The Good Place Café Roscommon opens
Our speciality is designing houses but the rules change when friends approach you with their very exciting new business idea! We were thrilled to be involved from an early stage with The Good Place café on The Square in Roscommon.
We like a challenge
The project had its challenges in terms of budget, space and restrictions with alterations. Working with what was already there was the key to this design, prioritising elements to maximise impact and focus on a good seating and table layout.
The interior design scheme
The layout needed to be able to accommodate mainly tables for two but also flexible enough to accommodate larger groups when needed. However, it was important not to make a small space feel even smaller by cluttering it with furniture. Our clients initially had reservations about a banquette seating arrangement but they trusted our advice. Once they saw how well it could work for the space and meet their requirements they were on board.
The resulting scheme proposal used simple techniques such as light-coloured paint throughout the ceilings, walls, doors and banquette seating to make it feel more spacious. We proposed additional lighting to make the space feel brighter and more inviting. Selected artwork reflected the café’s ethos of healthy food and simple, elegant branding and signage was suggested. Wall shelving was re-purposed for displaying greenery and a plywood counter in the window, for watching the world go by.
We created a floor plan, 3D visualisations and mood boards to communicate the design scheme details, along with a shopping list of sources of items of furniture, lighting, and artwork. This allowed our clients to take the project fit-out to completion themselves. As with all projects they had a few hurdles along the way but the end result is fantastic. We wish them every success in their new venture.
Oh food! Glorious food!
The Good Place café in Roscommon serves flavoursome salads and sandwiches, great vegetarian and vegan options, ethically sourced loose leaf teas and award winning Bell Lane coffee. Pop in the next time you’re in town!