Best Limited-Service Restaurant Design
Winner: Better Buzz Coffee, Escondido, Calif.
- Owners: Stephanie Garden and Tim Landgon
- Architect: Baker Architecture, San Diego
- Design: My Studio ID, San Diego
- Contractor: Ellis Contracting, San Diego
Better Buzz is a Southern California-based coffee brand with a big personality. The space had previously belonged to a well-known coffee brand that uses darker colors and heavy wood accents in its designs. The Better Buzz team imbued the new design with the brand’s cheerful, cheeky and social-media-friendly branding. The judges felt “the team did a great job transforming the space” and added “lightness, freshness and new energy” to a formerly dark space. It was a “huge transformation” and they especially “loved the small retail display.”
Images courtesy of Haley Hill Photography