Pomme Chan and her team took just three months to take Caffe What If from the spark of an idea to a fully designed concept that was ready to roll – just goes to show what you can get done when you are passionate about a project. Although now living and working in London, Pomme’s new café and showroom is in her native Bangkok, which she left in 2002 to further her studies.
What If as a brand merges food and design, two interests that lie close to Pomme’s heart. Grandpa’s stewed pork is top of the pops with hungry customers, but it is as a showcase for the illustrative talents of the multi-talented owner that Caffe What If that has us eating it up and going back for seconds. Cushions, tableware, upholstery – even the windows bear witness to Pomme’s skills; her designs are heavily influenced by the natural world, the animal kingdom, and innovative typography.