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Haven’s Kitchen: Old NYC Carriage House Turned into a Celebrated Café

It’s definitely the season of renovations and restorations here on Decoist, as we’ve stumbled upon amazing projects from every corner of the globe each day. It was just last week that we showcased 10 phenomenal renovations, and it was only yesterday that we discovered an old shop in Turin that was transformed into a chic loft. Today we focus on one fabulous eatery from New York City that is quickly becoming the hottest hangout in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. It is again those ingenious architects from Turett that turned an old carriage house into what is now famous as Haven’s Kitchen!

Interior of haven's Kitchen has a relaxed, industrial appeal

Haven’s Kitchen is much more than a simple eatery, though. This beautiful place is a recreational cooking school, specialty food shop, an event space and a relaxed hangout that reminds many of its customers of home. (Only the interiors are better in terms of design!) As a neighborhood café, the space has an unassuming charm that instantly allows you to unwind after a long, hard day. The architects ensured that every inch of space was put to use while creating an airy and visually pleasing atmosphere. A variety of surfaces, including tile, metal and bricks, were used to shape the eatery, and gorgeously framed glass doors serve as a barrier between the cooking school and the café.

Lovely lighting and wall posters create a home-like setting

Fabulous use of different textural elements to create a unqiue interior

Beautiful interior of the cafe with ample natural light

Elegant and open shelf design ensures that every ingredient is easily spotted

Glass doors that separate the cafe from the cooking school

A list of the cooking classes to be offered at Haven's Kitchen!

Casual and elegant design of the kitchen inside

The exquisite use of black and white, smart open shelves in the cooking zone, a relaxed lounge, retail space, an event zone, a bar and a rooftop chicken coop complete the inspirational setting. Capturing the planet-friendly and sustainable philosophy of the chefs here to perfection, the entire café has a warm, inviting ambiance. So, next time you are in New York City, make sure you grab a quick bite at Haven’s Kitchen before you continue the tour. And who knows, maybe you will be tempted to try your hand at cooking by joining one of the classes as well!

Sculptural staircase leading to the top level

Black brings a touch of sophistication indoors

Haven's Kitchen - A perfect way to enjoy the charm of NYC

Simple and stylish table arrangement inside the cafe

Colorful seating adds to the eclectic appeal of the space

Exposed brick walls pay homage to the past of the building

Street facade of the renovated Haven's Kitchen, Manhattan

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