A Menlo Park outpost of the popular San Francisco roaster, Saint Frank Coffee is an employee- and guest-only café in Building 20 at Facebook HQ. This café space upgrades a coffee-cart operation in the same location.
The building’s dynamic Frank Gehry interior features moving lights, industrial columns, mechanical infrastructure, and changing ceiling planes. Within this space, the café’s restrained design creates quiet focus with clean lines and a simple palette.
The 360-degree coffee bar incorporates a fast service line, a stand-up bar for lingering and enjoying coffee, and a “slow bar” for sitting and sipping with a laptop. Saint Frank is committed to making coffee accessible, and the custom bar and varied seating offer a range of ways to engage.
The pastry case—made of Starphire glass, raw steel and white oak—is a seamless insert into the Caesarstone and Cle tile bar. The rear wall is lined with a hand-cut acoustic felt pattern that provides a contrasting background that sets off the bright tiled bar and adds a warm, quilted feel.