MSH Architecture Associates

AU CAFÉ RESTAURANT, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS    

MSH Architecture Associates designed the Au Café restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With an island pavilion in the middle for centralized service, the restaurant affords open tables of various sizes and intimate seating in the form of screened booths, with contemporary hanging lanterns positioned throughout the dining area. The natural wood moldings, wood-trimmed table tops, and warm colors and finishes add to the relaxed dining atmosphere. Comfortable high-backed cushioned booths and plush upholstered seats with fan shaped wooden backs all add to dining comfort.

The storefront was modified to gain more interior space, including creating an efficient entry vestibule to transition between the outdoors and dining area. Centrally located service doors to the kitchen, just behind the service pavilion, help maintain a safe and efficient service route. Niches for coats and wine bottle displays flank the service pavilion and balance the composition.

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