An architectural rehabilitation is underway at a building on Philadelphia’s South Street West, formerly occupied by the Baja Room, for the locally owned Little Spoon Cafe.
Naked Philly got the story last week, saying owners Jeanne French and Julia McMeans plan to base the business on a coffee program, with coffees from Philly Fair Trade Roasters. “In addition, they will be making use of the commercial kitchen space left behind by the previous tenants, and will offer ‘high quality interesting food options,’ ” Naked Philly reported.
The design is being led by local firm Otto Architects, which was a James Beard Award finalist for its part in the design of Philly’s Tria Taproom. The firm also helped renovate a two-story townhouse to create the One Shot Cafe. Otto says the Little Spoon Cafe will make use of abundant wood and metal spoon accents to reinforce the new brand:
Little Spoon Cafe will revive and enliven a downtrodden corner of Philadelphia’s South Street West neighborhood, offering a wholesome brunch and coffee program. The restaurant interior is buoyed by a consistent horizontal layer of wood counters and tables, countered by an eclectic seating collection. A large rear patio provides outdoor seating and a venue for projected films. The exterior extends the Little Spoon brand through custom wood and metal “spoon” accents at varied scales.