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Saint Frank at Facebook


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Saint Frank Coffee at Facebook, an Employee- and guest-only café in Building 20. Image: Michelle Park Photography

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.

The espresso bar featuring Cle Tile. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Custom pastry case integrated into Caesarstone and Cle Tile bar. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Custom pastry case made of Starphire glass, raw steel and white oak. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Custom designed, hand-cut acoustic felt pattern. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Slow bar. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Cle Tile coffee bar. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Saint Frank Coffee at Facebook, an Employee- and guest-only café in Building 20. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Saint Frank Coffee at Facebook, an Employee- and guest-only café in Building 20. Image: Michelle Park Photography

The espresso bar featuring Cle Tile. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Cle Tile coffee bar. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Custom pastry case made of Starphire glass, raw steel and white oak. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Custom pastry case made of Starphire glass, raw steel and white oak. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Standing bar. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Getting work done at Saint Frank. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Custom designed, hand-cut acoustic felt pattern. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Custom designed, hand-cut acoustic felt pattern. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Custom pastry case integrated into Caesarstone and Cle Tile bar. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Slow bar. Image: Michelle Park Photography

Raw steel merchandise shelves. Image: Michelle Park Photography

project details

Category

All Projects, DBA_Inside, Retail

​Location

Menlo Park, California

General Contractor

Lyncon Construction

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