This 50-seat counter-service café, serving organic food and drink, opened in San Francisco’s Marina district on December 1.  The contemporary design is both casual and upscale, using sustainable materials that are raw and refined.

A central element is the juice and salad bar; made from hickory, tile, glass and brushed zinc, it is an expression of the fresh food being served. To counter this strong linear element the main dining area is surrounded with a reclaimed hickory slat ceiling and walls with warm linear lighting. The area strives to embrace with comfortable wool covered banquets and to provide a slow lounge like space versus the grab and go lunch time rush of the counter dining space.

To gather both of these elements one entire wall of the space is composed of an adjustable shelving wall meant to be hold the product of the food being served. The wall also uses the food as an art piece that changes according to the seasonal nature of organic produce and makes the food the centerpiece of ones experience of the space.

lettus café

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: New Restaurant

Size: 2,000 sq ft

Completed: December 2005

 

Architectural Team

Design Principal: Cass Calder Smith

Project Architect: Sean Kennedy

Designers: Scott Baltimore, Laura Mans

 

Consultants                

Lighting: Revolver Design

Food Service: Larry Ballinger

Table Tops: Lawrence Gandsey

Reclaimed Hickory: Restoration Timber

Graphics: Amy Fritz

 

General Contractor:  Ben Davies

Photography: Cesar Rubio, Javier Haddad

This 50-seat counter-service café, serving organic food and drink, opened in San Francisco’s Marina district on December 1.  The contemporary design is both casual and upscale, using sustainable materials that are raw and refined.

A central element is the juice and salad bar; made from hickory, tile, glass and brushed zinc, it is an expression of the fresh food being served. To counter this strong linear element the main dining area is surrounded with a reclaimed hickory slat ceiling and walls with warm linear lighting. The area strives to embrace with comfortable wool covered banquets and to provide a slow lounge like space versus the grab and go lunch time rush of the counter dining space.

To gather both of these elements one entire wall of the space is composed of an adjustable shelving wall meant to be hold the product of the food being served. The wall also uses the food as an art piece that changes according to the seasonal nature of organic produce and makes the food the centerpiece of ones experience of the space.

lettus café

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: New Restaurant

Size: 2,000 sq ft

Completed: December 2005

 

Architectural Team

Design Principal: Cass Calder Smith

Project Architect: Sean Kennedy

Designers: Scott Baltimore, Laura Mans

 

Consultants                

Lighting: Revolver Design

Food Service: Larry Ballinger

Table Tops: Lawrence Gandsey

Reclaimed Hickory: Restoration Timber

Graphics: Amy Fritz

 

General Contractor:  Ben Davies

Photography: Cesar Rubio, Javier Haddad

This 50-seat counter-service café, serving organic food and drink, opened in San Francisco’s Marina district on December 1.  The contemporary design is both casual and upscale, using sustainable materials that are raw and refined.

A central element is the juice and salad bar; made from hickory, tile, glass and brushed zinc, it is an expression of the fresh food being served. To counter this strong linear element the main dining area is surrounded with a reclaimed hickory slat ceiling and walls with warm linear lighting. The area strives to embrace with comfortable wool covered banquets and to provide a slow lounge like space versus the grab and go lunch time rush of the counter dining space.

To gather both of these elements one entire wall of the space is composed of an adjustable shelving wall meant to be hold the product of the food being served. The wall also uses the food as an art piece that changes according to the seasonal nature of organic produce and makes the food the centerpiece of ones experience of the space.

lettus café

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: New Restaurant

Size: 2,000 sq ft

Completed: December 2005

 

Architectural Team

Design Principal: Cass Calder Smith

Project Architect: Sean Kennedy

Designers: Scott Baltimore, Laura Mans

 

Consultants                

Lighting: Revolver Design

Food Service: Larry Ballinger

Table Tops: Lawrence Gandsey

Reclaimed Hickory: Restoration Timber

Graphics: Amy Fritz

 

General Contractor:  Ben Davies

Photography: Cesar Rubio, Javier Haddad

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lettus café

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: New Restaurant

Size: 2,000 sq ft

Completed: December 2005

 

Architectural Team

Design Principal: Cass Calder Smith

Project Architect: Sean Kennedy

Designers: Scott Baltimore, Laura Mans

 

Consultants                

Lighting: Revolver Design

Food Service: Larry Ballinger

Table Tops: Lawrence Gandsey

Reclaimed Hickory: Restoration Timber

Graphics: Amy Fritz

 

General Contractor:  Ben Davies

Photography: Cesar Rubio, Javier Haddad

This 50-seat counter-service café, serving organic food and drink, opened in San Francisco’s Marina district on December 1.  The contemporary design is both casual and upscale, using sustainable materials that are raw and refined.

A central element is the juice and salad bar; made from hickory, tile, glass and brushed zinc, it is an expression of the fresh food being served. To counter this strong linear element the main dining area is surrounded with a reclaimed hickory slat ceiling and walls with warm linear lighting. The area strives to embrace with comfortable wool covered banquets and to provide a slow lounge like space versus the grab and go lunch time rush of the counter dining space.

To gather both of these elements one entire wall of the space is composed of an adjustable shelving wall meant to be hold the product of the food being served. The wall also uses the food as an art piece that changes according to the seasonal nature of organic produce and makes the food the centerpiece of ones experience of the space.

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