Lucy’s Coffee and Espresso, named after a Boise grandmother, is a mix of contemporary design and local flavor. Located in an abandoned Baskin and Robbins Ice Cream parlor that has been extensively remodeled, it has a small intimate seating area as well as a courtyard which acts as a neighborhood meeting place.
The interior double curved and tapered soffits and counters were sculpted and finished with Venetian plaster. The original concrete floors received an acid stained plaster finish to compliment the counter’s texture. Manipulated steel plate countertops are a color and textural counterpoint utilized for the horizontal serving surfaces. Hand stamping was employed to pattern the waiting area wall. The graphic design was repeated on the windows as a shading device.
The interior colors reflect a retro feel of a bygone era for Lucy the grandmother’s heyday. The exterior has a simple white stucco finish that accents the transparency between the interior and exterior.
Design Team: Steve Trout, Sally Stevens