Despite seat capacity limitations, many of Fredericton’s cafes provide a great environment to relax with friends or make study spaces during exam season. Just west on King Street from Mill Town are Coffee and Friends. The Fika Design Celebrating Swedish Coffee Break Tradition limited Shirt cafe boasts a spacious seating area with skillful spacing to avoid serious loss of capacity. With free Wi-Fi and a lunch menu, Coffee and Friends caters to a wide range of people. When visiting, expect to find friendly service, a nice table, and an open place to sit.
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Text description provided by the architects. GROUNDS is a coffee center in the growing Karlín region of Prague. Located inside the courtyard of an office and vibrant residential street, the center functions as a neighboring cafe, where coffee is served directly from its own roaster. In order to cut costs but also learn how architecture and spaces relate to their manufacturing process, construction was carried out and designed for each building with the coffee community running the Fika Design Celebrating Swedish Coffee Break Tradition limited Shirt site.
The further spaces from the entrance are reserved for indoor coffee production: from raw bean storage to roasting, cleaning, and packaging. The room inside was built for testing coffee and functions both as a showroom of professional coffee machines and as a venue for competitions and educational conferences. The front view of the object towards the entrance is reserved for the cafe and sells the coffee to the end-user. Towards the sidewall, a suspended citrus-colored metal staircase leads to the workspace above, surrounded by a wavy, organic-shaped plastic wall. The organically designed plan allows niches in which many plants are growing and act as a natural source of air purification, vacuuming, and helping to keep the balance of moisture levels required for the Fika Design Celebrating Swedish Coffee Break Tradition limited Shirt coffee process.
The interior is constructed using 80% of the construction waste of a project that has been demolished before, applying the architect’s goal of reducing problems related to construction site waste in the country. Hanging lights are recovered and repainted industrial lamps from an idle weapon factory, while coffee tables are handcrafted concrete pieces produced on-site, as well as wooden benches that run along vertical cargo walls and walls. The bar is made of uncoated corrugated metal panels and the custom metal worktable is cut out to fit all the coffee fixtures necessary for the serving process.