Located in Portland’s South Waterfront along the Willamette River, LoveJoy Bakers is a locally-run bakery and café on the ground floor of the multi-unit apartment building The Emery. In order to visually enlarge the café’s small interior space, the design team took inspiration from the shell building’s exterior palette and utilized a similar wood finish for the interior ceiling treatment.
A large wall of encaustic tile behind the menu boards brings strong graphic texture to the space, and the over-sized glass pendants add visual interest to the wood and marble espresso bar. Industrial glazing separates the kitchen from the seating area and allows food preparation activity to augment the space. Taking advantage of the south-facing corner location, large glazed doors provide access to an outdoor seating deck during the warmer months.