Frank & Dean is one neighborhood café where you’d feel right at home.
Located at the Forbes Town Center, Frank & Dean offers a vibe that is hip and cozy, as if luring you to just relax as you sip your fave coffee brew.
“When people pass by our store, we want to catch their eye and make them feel like they want come in and experience us—our coffee, our ambiance, our dishes,” explained Miguel Escueta, one of the owners of Frank & Dean.
The owners wanted the design to be simple but striking, hip but still inviting.
The owners’ favorite pieces in the store were the long wooden communal tables, the two big black boards, the huge cork board walls, and the coffee bar.
“The text on our black boards are not printed, so whenever we change it, it has to be hand written, which we feel evokes simplicity and adds a personal touch,” Escueta noted.
The huge cork boards on the wall and the clippings attached gives one that do-it-yourself (DIY) feel to it, evokes creativity, and makes everything more authentic in a subtle way.
Meanwhile, the long wooden communal tables and the sofa nook in the corner, establishes Frank & Dean as a café and coffee shop—not a a straight up typical restaurant.
“Our coffee bar, of which our black board is big part, can be clearly seen from the outside. A direct line of vision to our coffee machine and our black board was important to us because coffee is at the heart of Frank & Dean. We want people to feel that right away even if they’re just passing by (our café),” Escueta explained.
“We’re part of the growing specialty coffee wave and we are proud to have been the first specialty coffee spot to open in the BGC (Bonifacio Global City) area,” he concluded.
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