Coffee shop - Unique experience
Monday to Friday: 7:30am to 21:30pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 9:00am to 22:00pm
Brazilians are more and more into special coffee tasting. The forecast is that within the next few years, specialty coffees consumption will rise from 5% to 15%. Thinking about that, Octavio Café chose Faria Lima avenue, to open up the first coffee shop of the brand. Opening other new franchising coffee shops is the next step to endorse Otavio Café as a synonym of specialty coffees.
A special place that is much more than a coffee shop, this environment enables unique experiences. Octavio Café is an interactive place, designed to please all senses. Wide, modern architecture, multimedia equipment, projectors and coffee meeting room.
Just right for meetings where, you can try a different menu and taste premium coffee. Even before its launching, it had already been awarded in the Brazilian Barristers Championship (2006). The most praised in Barristers Championship Tokyo (2007). Octavio Café really translates the concept of the brand. It is a symbol of the power of Brazilian coffee.
The feasibility of an inclined, curved building of such expression turns Octavio Café into an architectural landmark in São Paulo. The internal architecture allies contemporary and classical designs with widened functionability.
The building was designed by Seragine Farné Guardado, and comprehends two blocks: A wooden and glass “box” where the counter, the heart of the coffee shop, and a stonework and concrete block where you can find the kitchen, the office, emergency stairs etc. The main door invites customers in and the counter can be seen from outside the building. At night, the lightening enhances this “box” beauty.
This project also aimed to stimulate costumer’s senses, as soon as you enter the shop, you will be involved by the theme “coffee” and experience coffee sensations.
The inclined curved building reminds you of a coffee filter or even a coffee cup. The shades used inside the shop range from green grains to roasted grains and all the cycles coffee goes through. All the floor is made of irregular rosé wood that reminds old coffee farms. The painting inside and outside is texturized with soil ingredients without chemicals. The ramp that leads into the ground floor represents the coffee culture ascent. In the first floor you can find all technical area, coffee university and the meeting room.
The finishing explores a diversity of textures and materials. Painted walls contrasted with glass and wood and a metallic structure.
In the outside, there is a wall of rustic granite blocks and the glass “box” is covered in wooden profiles. In the interior of the saloon, the walls are in shades of beige, one of the walls is made of irregular bricks and demolition floor contrasting with a metallic ramp and stainless steel handrails. This materials mixed together, bring out the contrasts in the production of coffee, which is cultivated in soil (beige, stone, wood) and is roasted in modern machines (stainless steel and glass). In the main room, you can see the Torrefyer that contains all the grains that will be served in the coffee shop and spread the aromas all over the place. All the building is acoustically prepared so that sounds are soft and conversation, talks and music run smoothly.
The coffee shop offers various environments: a main room, for a fast after lunch coffee, a table room, a lounge, internal garden, external lounge with fireplace for the cold days and a deck with tables.
Inside Café Octavio
The interior of Café Octavio was designed to bring people into the coffee universe and make them recognize the origin of this so beloved product. We use a wide range of technological and creative concepts to offer visitors an unforgettable experience. We want to make clear that coffee is a heterogenous drink, individualistic drink, often associated with reason and sobriety. Made to customer's order, coffee can always be perfected by research, technology and hard work. At our coffee shop we aim comfort, organic materials to make your stay nice and warm. We aim to please all kinds of customers. From people who will feel inspired walking up and down a ramp that interacts and offers knowledge about the drinks that gathers us within this space. Then going through solid arguments such as a videoconference room available to everyone or super comfortable armchairs where you can listen to your own Ipod. Or you can also sit at the tables that are illustrated with images from where the coffee is planted, harvested and idealized.
Marcello Dantas, was the coffee shop interior designer.
Marcello Dantas is a museum, exhibits and such esxperiences designer. Among his jobs are the Portuguese Language Museum, Pelé Station in Berlin, Africa art and 50 years of TV in OCA.