African-inspired dessert shop color palette with yellow accents

More than any other element of design, the color palette of your dessert shop has the biggest impact on the overall look of your space. But it’s not only that color is the first one your customers see when they enter your business: Color is also a great way to influence their behavior, convince them […]

Large wall graphic of African inspiration in dessert shop

If you are a brioche-style doughnut lover and are working on appeasing your sweet tooth, Blondie’s Doughnuts is the place to be. We have recently helped the company design their physical location and came up with a doughnut shop interior design of a unique inspiration. The company’s original logo had been designed by their artist […]

Delicate pink, gold and white accents in charming dessert bar interior

Opened in 2008, Sift Dessert Bar is a woman-owned company born from a desire to provide a high-end dessert selection to Northern California’s Wine Country and San Francisco Bay Area. Winner of Food Network’s Cupcakes War in 2011, Sift started small but gained popularity fast, which allowed it to expand to more locations. The company […]

Gold accents have always been used in interior design to suggest luxury and sophistication. A bakery in Melbourne proves that such touches are not necessarily restricted to traditional designs. A frount counter entirely lined with laminate aluminum sheets in brushed light brass tones finds a natural home in an interior that mixes modern touches with […]

Takeaway packaging is more important than many companies give it credit for. Your packaging isn’t just a way to get your products to your customers. The packaging that you use keeps your products safe, warm in the case of hot food, well presented, and hygienic. It also stops leaks, protecting other products and customers. It […]

“You eat with your eyes first” never sounds truer than when you step into a colorful dessert shop. When colors, textures and details suggests as many flavors, half the work of convincing customers to linger, buy and come back is done. If the store sells cupcakes, the most versatile dessert out there when it comes […]

If ice cream or frozen yogurt stores can entice customers with vibrant colors that evoke their flavors; and if dessert stores can rely on their products’ appetizing colors and smart packaging to bring in clients – one of the challenges of creating effective bakery interior designs is making their products shine. The neutral colors and […]

The Dessert Kitchen, Chengdu, China, by Towodesign. Photo via worldarchitecture.org Combining the appeal of sweet treats with the advantages of a usually small space, dessert stores are excellent opportunities for interior designers to use their creativity and bold ideas. Some dream up and bring to life interiors that turn these stores into veritable places of […]

Narrow space transformed into cool cafe

When designing a new space for Olala Crepes in San Diego, we had the chance to develop even further the concept of a crafty hipster-style dessert store infused with Parisian flair. Mindful Design Consulting had already worked on the Olala Crepes kiosk located in the heart of the Liberty Public Market, a laid-back, functional space […]

Jojos Creamery Ice-Cream Shop Interior Design

Ice-Cream Shop Design.  A mother-and-daughter team of dessert aficionadas from Encinitas, California, has opened a homemade ice cream store whose interior design bears our signature. Jami and Emily, the owners of JoJo’s Creamery, make their ice cream, sauces and waffle cones from scratch using only simple ingredients, such as organic milk, sugar, flour and eggs. […]

Seating area with wooden tables

While the use of vibrant colors and daring chromatic combinations appeal to dessert store clients, so may a simpler approach and a drastically reduced color palette. A great example is The Dessert Kitchen in Sydney, a minimalist dessert store created by Australian designer Matt Woods.  Here, the simpler approach is not just a simple design […]

Sweet treat-inspired decor elements in unique dessert store interior

A pastry boutique in Monterrey, Mexico, is proving that a good dessert store interior design can go a long way in opening an appetite. Created by Savvy Studio, Cioccolato is a veritable place of culinary temptation for those with a sweet tooth, and a store difficult to leave empty-handed. The dessert store interior is designed […]

Olala Crepes kiosk front view

Crepes Kiosk Interior Design: Mindful Design Consulting, LLC Branding Design: Mindful Design Consulting, LLC Photos by Olala Crepes, graphics by Mindful Design Consulting We have recently added a new branding and interior design project to our (already hefty) portfolio. This time, it is the Olala Crepes kiosk in the heart of San Diego Liberty Public […]

Product display shelves in kiosk design

With the CrepeTown kiosk in Sorocaba, Belgian waffles meet New York culture, and they coexist happily in a Brazilian location. This international blend may be the source of success for the kiosk’s owner, who is equally passionate about the Belgian signature treat and everything New York. With a cosmopolitan kiosk design, CrepeTown pays tribute to […]

Patisserie store design with wooden columns and large windows

Via worldarchitecturenews.com Patisserie store design: atelie*r + Bereal All photos © JULIEN FERNANDEZ – Courtesy of atelie*r + bereal via worldarchitecturenews.com Excellent design turns challenges into opportunities. In order to deal with the irregular geometry of the space, the designers of Pâtisserie Antoine in Bordeaux, France, created an interior whose lines not only mask the inconvenient structural and mechanical elements, […]

Russian bakery design with local authentic flair

When it comes to commercial venues, small spaces are a challenge. However, the right design decisions may turn this space shortage into an opportunity to create a warm and intimate place. This is the case of Maxibread, a contemporary bakery that doubles as a café, located in St. Petersburg, Russia. Created by Stone Design, Maxibread […]

Old-fashioned bakery interior with checkered black-and-white floor

As sweet and fresh as the treats served at its counters, Austin-based Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop is a lovely display of white and pastels. The bakery is well-known for its cakes and cupcakes, tested in battles during a televised Cupcake War, which it won. It is only fit that Sugar Mama’s store with its old-fashioned bakery […]

Open-space bakery interior with clean design

For a bakery interior, Maisquepan took the road less traveled and came away with an interior that combines modern lines and traditional warmth. Taking advantage of the open spaces outside the store and the floor-length windows to highlight the activity within, NAN Architects have created an inviting exterior that frames the interior business. Steel surfaces […]

Counter and display window in dessert boutique

The Cupcake Boutique recently unveiled its newly renovated interior design in Stuttgart City Centre. The architect designers DITTEL/ARCHITEKTEN expanded the sales space by 80 square meters, creating an open and equally inviting atmosphere. The cohesiveness of the minimalist color scheme draws the patron’s attention to the artful display of cupcakes. These treats add a sweet […]

Wooden slats as wall and ceiling decor in dessert bar interior design

Via retaildesignblog.net Dessert bar interior design: Joseph Grappin All photos: Julien Lelièvre via retaildesignblog.net  The Dessance restaurant is located in the historic district of Paris, the Marais. Customers enter through a ground level door of an old, stone mansion. Though artificial lighting is in place, large windows allow natural light to stream into the the […]

Unique patisserie design with pink neon sign

Engineered by interior design students of the Ellen Fraser Graduate School in Melbourne, Australia, Masterchef Adriano Zumbo’s new patisserie located in the same city is as unique as they come. The owner wanted a partially pink store and a dark mysterious space. The young designers fully embraced the idea and came up with a unique […]

Black, white and black patisserie interior design

Via retaildesignblog.net Patisserie interior design: Parasite Architecture Studio All photos: Attila Wenczel via retaildesignblog.net The Tempo patisserie in Timisoara, Romania (designed by Parasite Architecture Studio) has a cool and sleek ambiance. The interior design of the patisserie and cafe is simultaneously retro and futuristic, complete with geometric shapes, simple designs, minimalistic colors and wide, open […]

Modern patisserie with mainly white decor

Designed by the Shanghai-based architecture and interior design firm Lukstudio, the new Aimé Pâtisserie in Shanghai, China, is a great example of a well defined brand. It not only showcases a unique bakery design, but also manages to use its surrounding competitors for its advantage. The brand’s very first store is framed by Starbucks and […]

Wood-paneled walls in contemporary bakery design

Ninina Bakery is a new eatery in Buenos Aires with delightful desserts and a novel approach to bakery design. True to his Armenian heritage, owner Emmanuel Paglayan offers to his ever increasing clientele delicacies such as baba ganoush and hummus that come as a good balance to the generous offer of baking goods.  The monochrome […]

Wall art, deep green paint and wood furniture in New Orleans Starbuck cafe

The historic French Quarter demands a unique cafe design that reflects the singular character of this neighborhood. Starting with this idea, Starbucks has departed from its usual structured cafe design and brand identity by creating a unique cafe experience that celebrates New Orleans culture and heritage. While Starbucks has long attempted to blend its cafes […]

Cupcake store interior inspired by the shape of a cake box

As designers, we are always on an exploration journey to see what is happening in the design world around the globe. Catering to their customers’ appetite for fun sweet treats in a relaxed environment, dessert shops and bakeries have the potential to be some of the most entertaining places to visit. Here are only a […]

whimsical lighting design

You probably have seen these whimsical light fixtures all around, at your local cafe or a restaurant…  I have!  And when I saw one I always wondered who could come up with such incredible ideas. David Trubridge is the most progressive furniture and lighting designer. He is based in Havelock North, New Zealand. David’s work […]

Nature inspired furniture

Guest blogger Sam Marquit The elements of rustic design appeal to many people at first sight as well as on a deep, subconscious level. I find that earthy spaces with natural decor materials draw folks in, whether it’s into a lodge in the mountains or into bustling new york city apartments or hotels. The visual qualities […]

This impressive Tokyo store for skincare brand Aesop was designed by Japanese architect Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architecture Office.  The new store’s location took over an old shoe shop space – “Milano Shoes”. The owner of the 35 year old Milano Shoes put the brick tiles on the facade of the shop to create a […]

Mercury glass items have a very distinctive character and can complement your interior not only during Christmas. The roughness and some reflective qualities of mercury glass add somewhat Mid-evil character to the items and when used strategically create a certain charm. Did you know that “Mercury Glass” was invented in the nineteenth century as a […]