Renovations to the casual dining and coffee shop reflect a fresh approach to food preparation and a new attitude toward the dining experience. The design creates a distinctive casual bistro atmosphere consistent with the community’s setting along the Philadelphia Main Line.
The updated dining area takes full advantage of natural light and outdoor connections while highlighting and supplementing the existing architectural detailing. The renovations incorporate the design aesthetic of an upscale suburban bistro by utilizing contemporary, natural-looking materials and adding elements such as a fireplace to create a warm and inviting dining experience. Removing walls previously separating the dining areas from the former serving lines allows more natural light into the space and creates an open and appealing setting that elevates the food preparation process. Food is now presented in an attractive, open-kitchen display format that supports operational objectives for an emphasis on farm-to-table ingredients and made-to-order selections, as well as increased chef engagement.
City: Gladwyne, PA
Awards: Environments for Aging (EFA) Remodel-Renovation Competition Gold Winner
Project Type: Café - Renovations - Dining
Photographer: Nathan Cox Photography