Hip Victoria hangout, Hey Happy, recently snagged the building next door, enabling them to double their original 575 square foot locale; transforming it from a long and narrow space into a full service location with a new kitchen, range of seating and refreshed menu. Along with bags of style.
Inspired by the bold colours and curved shapes associated with pop art, interior designers Bidgood + Co have created a lighthearted, modern space in Market Square; the historic heritage building featuring exposed brick walls, alongside chrome and wood and hard-wearing industrial materials. A vibrant colour palette adds a playful touch, whilst generating a new brand identity for the cult coffee shop.
Responding to the unique character of the building as well as the needs of the café, the designers removed curved sections of the central wall to create windows and visual connections. This curved motif can be found repeated throughout from the walls, to the tiled entryway, lighting and details. A casual space to enjoy seriously good coffee, sandwiches, salads and sweet treats, customers can perch upon fixed maple seating—indoor and outside—or on raised bleachers which can be found on the ‘new’ side of the cafe; encouraging new connections and inspired conversations.
With coffee beans sourced from the best roasteries in the Pacific Northwest, and everything else (from the cashew milk to the banh-mi) made in-house in their spangly new kitchen, Hey Happy turns the everyday into a crackling bolt of cheer. Lovely.