Hospitality + Leisure

Retail + Public Space

191 Queen Street Cafe

Located at the entrance of a central Auckland office tower, this busy café creates a point of destination and activity to a once underutilized lobby. Infused with a timeless charm, this café elegantly connects two separate spaces while forging its own distinct identity, serving as a welcoming hub for meetings or the public passing by.

The café's aesthetic has been carefully crafted to seamlessly blend with the existing lobby creating a natural extension of the existing space. The solid timber battening, stone tops, and curved cabinetry add a warm and textured feel to the expansive area. The colour scheme of the furniture and lighting was inspired by the hues of the original stone elements, creating a harmonious environment that combines the old and the new. A thoughtfully designed takeaway hatch and curved leaner provide a streetside presence allowing passers-by to find a moment of respite.