Beautiful Café at 3465 California Street

Terry and Terry Architecture transformed a retail shop into a neighborhood café/bakery in San Francisco, California. The project turned out very well and the site is now the perfect place to drink your coffee or dine.

Rigolo cafeView in gallery

Siting on a 2000sqf site, Rigolo Café was a beautiful place to begin with, but it lacked natural lighting and the lofty feel. To make this happen the architects removed the low-lying drop ceiling to reveal the existing roof structure, which consists of beautiful dark beams, and inserted a slit skylight, flooding the space with natural light.

Rigolo cafe3View in gallery

Furthermore, they designed a wood ribbon wall in order to connect the front and the back entrances, and with this they also provided built-in seating. Combining the ribbon wall with the wooden beams the café seems to be a bigger and more interesting place.

Featuring a terrace and French-inspired menu the Rigolo Café is the best place to be at lunch.