From Authentic Southern Cafes to Apothecary-Themed Coffee Shops

By: Jana Pijak - Jan 9, 2015
These artisanal cafe concepts range from authentic Southern coffee shops to java houses that boast an apothecary-themed design concept. Standouts from this list include Starbucks Colorado's LEED-certified location that is designed with sustainability in mind.

Despite of being a large coffee chain, Starbucks is known for its charitable efforts and environmental initiatives. Their Colorado location celebrates the brand's eco-conscious values and was built using reclaimed Wyoming snow fencing materials. The cafe is also portable in size and emits less energy than most coffee shops.

In addition to this example, another favorite from the list is the re-branded 'Cafe of the Future' concept by Second Cup. The company recently opened a laboratory-themed coffee house in Toronto that focuses on the art of coffee making. The shop's memorable elements are its artisanal decor and simplified branding.