Straight-forward and logical in planning, the spatial adjacency opens up itself as much as possible to be reminiscent of a domestic setting. There is no sense of saturated pretense as much as others do. The bar is split into two and becomes a place to pass by and talk to the barista like an open kitchen. Painted like a hybrid of today’s colors on yesterday’s canvas explored such a strong sense of identity without being too upfront.
Like a warm cup of coffee, the space embraces a sense of nostalgia and unexpected belongingness – a true reminiscent of the values of Qahwaty as a rooted but progressive brand.
One would say it is reminiscent of a traditional shaabi house, where you have to enter a narrow space to reach the house proper. With a few intimate seating arrangements, it serves the purpose well of having a very personal and warm space. It comes in full circle since Qawahty, means “my cup of coffee”, which is very personal and endearing.