An Inside Look at Devoción Café in Brooklyn

An Inside Look at Devoción Café in Brooklyn

  • Array Tereza

  • 3 years ago

Devoción is a boutique coffee roaster with a flagship showroom café in Williamsburg that has expanded its presence with a new 40-seat 1,700 sq ft space in downtown Brooklyn. The interior of the café was completed by architecture and design firm LOT office for architecture with offices in New York and in Greece.

“At this new context, as well as with the future Devocion locations under our development is defining the architectural aesthetic of the expanding brand with certain elements that give life to the unique cafe concept and its Colombian origin and appear each time in new formats with a contextual uniqueness depending on each of the location found conditions: presence of lush nature, improvised and informal seating moments, a connecting and gathering lounge, the coffee counter as a main pole and a diverse materiality palette of warm but raw elements. Devocion sets itself apart from the growing coffee business by flying their single source beans from Bogota to the Williamsburg roasting facility weekly enabling the company’s coffee to go from “origin-to-roaster-to-cup” in as little as 10 days. The new café space features 18 ft. floor to ceiling windows, which fill the space with the natural light needed for the indoor tropical garden featuring 35 different plant around a central elevated concrete seating platform. The counterpoint marks a 26 ft long black-marble and dark wood bar that invites the visitor to roam around the central island. Inset banquet seating and custom designed furniture made by Colombian craftsmen melt the influences from South America with the vibrancy of Downtown Brooklyn. The garden’s aesthetic is complemented by typical Colombian handmade cement tile flooring and white brick lined walls; both an abstract reflection of a traditional Colombian finca (farm),” explained LOT office for architecture

  • Location: Brooklyn – New York City, New York
  • Date completed: 2018
  • Size: 700 square feet
  • Design: LOT office for architecture 
  • Architect of record: Harry Gaveras
  • Photos: Brooke Holm
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A bit of Colombian origin
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26 ft long black-marble and dark wood bar
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Central island
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Banquette seating
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Custom designed furniture
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