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This Trendy Coffee House and Bookstore in Poznan was an Old Milk Bar!

Adaptive reuse of structures always presents the most beautiful of buildings and the Kahawa Coffee Shop in Poznań, Poland is no different as this multi-tasking café combines love for books with fine coffee and a relaxing time. Once a milk bar, Atelier Starzak Strebicki transformed this aging and forgotten structure into a lovely coffee shop that offers it all! On the inside, the Coffee House retains much of its original charm with walls in white that feel elegantly weathered and brick sections that add to the overall appeal. Yet, the café feels modern and its different sections seamlessly combine with each other to offer the perfect hangout.

A perfect place to catch up on reading while enjoying a great cup of coffee
A perfect place to catch up on reading while enjoying a great cup of coffee

The first zone of the Coffee Shop holds the welcome bar, coffee shop, plenty of sitting space for guests and a bookstore at the back that presents with a lovely wall of books. In the café section, circular wooden tables and chairs are coupled with minimal industrial lighting and lovely pops of blue and pink give the interior a vibrant and serene appeal. Step back and you see the stadium seating that offers a casual gathering spot where you can flip through the latest bestsellers.

Bookstore section of the coffee shop with stadium seating at the back
Glass cutout section connects the roasting and packing area with the dining area outside
Glass walls combined with brick wall section and contrasting finishes inside the coffee shop
Greeting area at the Coffee House
Large wooden table and plush chairs create a smart dining and workshop area inside the coffee shop
Minimal lighting and refurbished chairs, tables give the space an industrial modern vibe
Old milk bar transformed into a fabulous bookstore and coffee house in Poznan, Poland

The second section contains a large wooden table along with ample chairs that can be used as both meeting area for workshops and as a fabulous dining area for a large gathering. Finally, the coffee roasting and preparation area makes up the third section which can be viewed by everyone through a large glass window. A gorgeous and unique hangout in Poznan that is definitely worth checking out! [Photography: Mateusz Bieniaszczyk]

Old milk bar turned into cafe and bookstore in Poznan, Poland
Smart cafe section of the coffee shop that also offers access to great books
Area where coffee is roasted and the magic created inside Kahawa
Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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