Satsuma Cafe

1320 Magazine Street

New Orleans, LA

A new modern french cafe design for a loved brand
Satsuma Group, client
2,066 sf

Wayne Troyer FAIA

Julie Babin AIA

Daniel Kautz


Sara Essex Bradley

Project Type: Commercial, Interiors

Interior build out of a white box space to house a new outpost of a beloved New Orleans cafe. A modern cafe feel is achieved with custom millwork elements along with carefully considered finishes. Cypress, tile, concrete, lots of live plants, and large windows flooding the space with natural light all work to create a welcoming and warm environment.

A custom Cypress booth and display case anchor each end of the space, while a kitchen pass-through window with an open corner provides unexpected connections between cafe and kitchen. The corner-less pass-through also provides  special views through the corner of the kitchen mass as one moves through the space, adding a sense of visual excitement in motion.