Top 10 Bakeries and Cafés

D. Chirico Bakery by March Studio.

Australia, Japan and Italy are evidently hotspots for mouth-watering bakery design. From croissants in Melbourne to toast in Turin, we take a look at the best café concepts from around the world.

1. D. Chirico Bakery by March Studio
Melbourne, Australia
Key geometries and the language of a woven wicker basket inspired a Melbourne-based artisanal-bakery interior by March Studio.

2. Zumbo Patisserie by Luchetti Krelle
Sydney, Australia
A quirky, whimsical patisserie-cum-concept store balances colourful design with a professional image.

3. Catalina Fernandez Bakery by Anagrama
San Pedro, Mexico
Aged white brick walls, sleek chrome furnishings and – of course – bags of flour fill a family-owned bakery in San Pedro.

4. Café Kureon by Kengo Kuma & Associates
Toyama, Japan
‘It’s building with wood as though it’s masonry,’ says architect Kengo Kuma of his new Jenga-like café. ‘It’s a unique building method.’

5. Bécasse Bakery by Mima Design
Sydney, Australia
The design of a boutique bakery in a Sydney shopping mall reflects the luxury of the pastries which it sells.

6. Starbucks Fukuoka by Kengo Kuma & Associates
Fukoka, Japan
Continuing his fascination with the most rudimentary of building materials – the Kapla-like wooden block – Kengo Kuma has completed what is probably the world’s most idiosyncratic Starbucks Coffee in Fukuoka.

7. Fujimido Aoto Shop by MuFF Co., Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan
The corner section of a Tokyo rice cracker factory has been transformed into an on-site sales shop for its crispy creations.

8. Vyta Boulangerie Italiana by ColliDanielArchitetto
Turin, Italy
Simple bread is an elegant experience at Vyta Boulangerie Italiana.

9. Patisserie Uchiyama by Takato Tamagami Architectural Design
Gunma, Japan
A former Japanese textile factory has been converted into a bakery patisserie.

10. Illy Café by Caterina Tiazzoldi
Milan, Italy
Interdisciplinary architect Caterina Tiazzoldi’s design for Milan’s temporary Illy Café is a maze of modulations.

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