Dual-Purpose Dining

A desire for adaptability prompts the emergence of multipurpose cafes

Implications - While mealtime is often a chance to sit back and relax, consumers tight on time are looking for more function when it comes to their dining destinations. Eateries are thus integrating elements of exercise and daily chores into the dining space itself, speaking to a shift toward more pragmatic uses of time.
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Hot Top 6 Examples: 56,020 Total Clicks Feb 13 - Jun 15
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Lounge-Like Laundromats - Wasbar Lets You Get a Haircut and a Drink While Your Clothes are Cleaned
SCORE: 6.8
V. Hot 15,373 Clicks Pub: Feb 18, 13
Lounge-Like Laundromats
Wasbar Lets You Get a Haircut and a Drink While Your Clothes are Cleaned
Wasbar is a laundromat in the Belgian city of Ghent that aims to make cleaning clothes less of a chore. The unique shop is actually three businesses in one: it features a bar, washers and dryers and... [More]
Metropolitan Cat Cafes - The Recently Opened Meow Parlour is the First NYC Cat Cafe
SCORE: 7.4
V. Hot 13,393 Clicks Pub: Apr 8, 15
Metropolitan Cat Cafes
The Recently Opened Meow Parlour is the First NYC Cat Cafe
Opened in December 2014, Meow Parlour is the first permanent NYC cat cafe. Inspired by the cat cafes of Japan and the original in Taipai, the unique cafe that puts you in the company of cats is sure... [More]
Bicycle-Friendly Café Seating - Rathaus Café's Patio Seating Does Not Require Chairs
SCORE: 6.9
V. Hot 16,873 Clicks Pub: Apr 10, 13
Bicycle-Friendly Café Seating
Rathaus Café's Patio Seating Does Not Require Chairs
As part of a bicycle-friendly initiative in Zurich, seating that allows bicyles to drive right up and take advantage of stationary seating is available at Rathaus Café. This effort is an... [More]
Eco-Friendly Mobile Picnics - The Tree Cafe Moves Around Stockholm Serving Tea and Cookies
SCORE: 5.6
Hot 5,218 Clicks Pub: Feb 5, 13
Eco-Friendly Mobile Picnics
The Tree Cafe Moves Around Stockholm Serving Tea and Cookies
Taking the idea of a picnic in the park to the next level, the Tree Cafe is the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing meal outdoors. A design project created by Byggstudio, the Tree Cafe is a fully... [More]
Pop-Up Ramadan Cafes - Ramadan Garden by Ghaf Kitchen Celebrates the Holy Month
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Hot 2,697 Clicks Pub: Jun 25, 15
Pop-Up Ramadan Cafes
Ramadan Garden by Ghaf Kitchen Celebrates the Holy Month
Dubai food establishment Ghaf Kitchen’s latest venture is a pop-up Ramadan Garden cafe. The eatery is currently set up inside the city’s A4 Gallery and is the place to be for those... [More]
Shirt-Pressing Cafes - This Unique Cafe in Japan Has Maids That Will Iron Your Garments
SCORE: 6.1
Warm 2,466 Clicks Pub: Nov 6, 14
Shirt-Pressing Cafes
This Unique Cafe in Japan Has Maids That Will Iron Your Garments
With so many maid cafes popping up, they’re starting to lose their charm—but not this unique cafe. At the pop-up Iron Maid Cafe, you’re able to get a coffee and your shirts pressed at... [More]