Crafting an Earthy Minimalist Cafe with a Touch of Japandi | Goldie Kalda Design Studio

In the bustling world of design and coffee culture, “No Meat Naan” emerges as a unique gem, embodying the essence of Japanese aesthetics blended seamlessly with the charm of Japandi simplicity. Confronted with the challenge of transforming a modest 85 sq.ft space with a 7-foot height into a minimalist cafe that encapsulates an earthy aesthetics, the designers embarked on a journey to create a space that not only meets the client’s vision but also resonates with a distinct character.

Editor’s Note: “No Meat Naan” is a hand crafted café which offers a serene and cozy welcome with its meticulously crafted character with a composition of cane, wood and neutral color palette. The artistic combination of curves and lines narrates a soothing visual story. The carefully curated details with the choice of colors within the confined space turns limitations into opportunity for bespoke creativity. ~ Simran Khare

Crafting an Earthy Minimalist Cafe with a Touch of Japandi | Goldie Kalda Design Studio

The facade of “No Meat Naan” speaks volumes, adorned with small white subway tiles that evoke a quintessential Japanese ambiance. Clean shapes interplay with the tiles, forming a harmonious pattern visible from various angles. Noteworthy is the composition created by a circle and a lower rectangle, their alignment forming a soothing visual narrative. A careful juxtaposition of a sidewalk circle and a vertical rectangle enhances the cafe’s character, while a gracefully curved line delicately divides the two elements, adding a touch of serenity to the overall composition.

minimalist cafe

Diving into the material palette, the choice of Kotah stone for flooring anchors the space in an earthy embrace. Cane and wood accents contribute to the warm and welcoming atmosphere, creating a seamless connection with nature. Brass and wood handles on the shutters not only serve a functional purpose but also elevate the overall earthen aesthetics, infusing a sense of authenticity into every detail.

When faced with constraints on wall and ceiling interventions, the designers ingeniously incorporated cane into the lighting fixtures. This thoughtful touch not only complements the overall design but also showcases the meticulous attention to detail, turning limitations into opportunities for creativity.

“No Meat Naan” stands as a testament to the fusion of Japanese design principles and Japandi ethos in a confined space. With a narrative woven from clean lines, soothing patterns, and a judicious choice of materials, this coffee haven beckons patrons to indulge in a sensory experience that goes beyond the caffeine-infused beverages it serves. In a world where every corner holds a story, “No Meat Naan” invites you to savor a cup of coffee amidst the artistry of minimalism, a testament to the transformative power of thoughtful design.

Fact File

Designed by:
Goldie Kalda Design Studio

Project Type: Restaurant/Bar/Café 

Project Name: No Meat Naan & An Earthy Minimal Coffee House

Location: Ch Sambahji Nagar, Maharashtra

Year Built: 2023

Duration of the project: 1 Month

Project Size: 85 Sq.ft

Principal Architect: Ar. Goldie Kalda

Photograph Courtesy: Sudhir Parmar

Firm’s Instagram Link: Goldie Kalda Design Studio

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