Chaya Cafe – Fulfilling the needs of every customer through “zones.”
Chhaya Cafe was a beloved neighborhood spot where customers could look forward to an intimate and warm setting. When they grew out of their old space on East Passyunk Avenue in Philadelphia, they hired us to design a space just as cozy, but with space to grow. Our layout took this former children’s clothing store and created different zones in the plan so that customers with varying needs–brunch seating, bar-style internet surfing, or just grab-and-go coffee–would be comfortable. The larger space allowed Chef V to expand her menu, and Chhaya became the “place to be” for weekend brunch, weekday coffee meetings, and unique coffee options.
Project Size: 3,200 sf (2,000 sf main floor)
Program: convert an existing clothing store into a cafe, including various seating options, full kitchen, and support spaces