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Coffee and Community
at the Green Grind

Green Grind Cafe
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The owners of this grassroots community coffee shop wanted a space that would convey their green ideals, provide consumers with an unforgettable experience and connect with the community.

The eclectic atmosphere is enhanced with vintage furniture, art and an oversized community board that offers customers a space to connect. The coffee-stained concrete floor adds a unique touch to a simple floor treatment.

The furniture is practical, comfortable and flexible, maximizing the available space. The main seating area is a large harvest table that conveys a community setting.

The LEED Gold design showcases the owners’ green attitude toward coffee and food. Sustainable design strategies include millwork built from bamboo and use of salvaged materials. All the cafe’s electricity comes from a green energy provider.

LEED CERTIFICATION

LEED Gold

SIZE

980 sq. ft. / 300 sq. m.

SERVICES

Branding
Interior Design
Signage

AWARDS

Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario – Awards of Merit for Design and Sustainable Design
 
City of Toronto – Green Toronto Award of Excellence

Interior Design magazine – Best Cafe of Year Merit Award

30%

Reduction in water consumption

35%

Reduction in lighting power