Location
  • Vancouver, BC
Client
  • JJ Bean
Completion
2016
DIALOG Services
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
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Same smooth coffee, more than 20 intentionally different spaces around Vancouver and Toronto. Each JJ Bean location has a unique design story that's drawn from its building or the local community. Like the company, JJ Bean cafés seek to add value to neighbourhoods. Authentic representation of these 'hoods is a key element of the design. As a practice, DIALOG has been a part of the JJ Bean story from its inception to now. Each location is a little different, but is distinctly JJ Bean - and distinctly DIALOG.
We’ve been provided with a very rare opportunity to work with a single company and to form an integral part of their growth. Each of the 23 JJ Bean projects was recognizable as part of a single brand but distinct and clearly tailored to unique conditions.
Brady Dunlop, Principal-in-Charge
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Feature Project: Dunsmuir's colour and contrasting texture

Located in downtown Vancouver in a vintage space, the café on Dunsmuir clashes polished with concrete.
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Clean and contemporary furnishings play off the menagerie of materials in the space.
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A Vancouver special, this location enabled JJ Bean roasters to lavishly play.
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Feature Project: North Vancouver is landscape inspired

North Vancouver's Lonsdale café brings the outdoors in, celebrating the area's rainforest.
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Each JJ Bean strives to exhibit the neighborhood they're in. The edge of this roof shows sea meeting mountain...
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... making this, and each, café feel like the community's lounge.

Awards

2018 Awards of Excellence, Food & Beverage, IDIBC