If the roasting, grinding and serving of coffee beans were an art form, then Octavio Café would the National Gallery: the entire establishment is geared towards stimulating the senses of its customers.
The café’s designers Seragine Farné Guardado and Marcello Dantas only employed suitable shapes and colors: the curve of the building is reminiscent of a cup, while the floors are made of irregular rosé wood that harks back to old coffee farms. The building has two main blocks: the café’s wooden/glass box and a stone section that houses the kitchen and the office. Both are filled with beautiful modern furniture. On the first floor is a “coffee university” where visitors can study the magic beans in even greater detail.
Coffee drinkers can choose where to enjoy their rarified brews: there is an indoor lounge, a canteen, a dining room, an internal garden, an outdoor lounge with a fireplace for colder days and a terrace. It is, like everything else at Octavio Café, an embarrassment of coffee-related riches.