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Rebol Cafe

street food kitchen + brew bar at Cleveland's Public Square

On the south lawn of Cleveland’s $50 million Public Square development, ROSSETTI designers worked with a short timeline of just four months to design and construct a contemporary bar, coffee shop, and restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining that contributes to the active urban environment of the square.

The approach to the restaurant was to create a single, unifying expression that could be seen from the exterior to complement the architectural pavilion typology.  A three-dimensional grid composed of natural poplar defines the interior ceiling, helping to draw people in from the adjacent park. Inspiration for the interior walls was drawn from local Cleveland artists to create paintings of rebellious historical figures, with a pop-cultural twist. Communal seating (indoors and out), a sprawling overhead trellis, and colorful murals create an environment which is dramatic and daring. Technology is also creatively used in a dining room by displaying a constant rotation of images and messages within poster frames.