BUILT FOR CAFFEINE

by Ben Crawford

Bringing to light the quirky, multi-functional and innovative design elements in twenty of New Zealand’s hippest cafés, as well as the drive and philosophy of the people who helped make them, Built for Caffeine gives a novel insight into café culture. Ben Crawford illustrates how these concepts are transferable to residential design, making the home a place for communication, relaxation and inspiration— and possibly the first choice of where to indulge in an afternoon flat white.


"With their high ceilings, large windows, judicious use of raw wood and original art, many cafes are beautiful and relaxing spaces… There is a rich variety of styles to enjoy here, from the pared-back aesthetic of a Christchurch cafe housed in an old shipping container to a repurposed workshop in Taupo and a cavernous new build in Queenstown. A lovely coffee table book and source of inspiration." –Next Magazine