I just had to do this post. I’m currently working at a coffeehouse, so this post idea was perfect for me! I had a lot of ideas, Alice in Wonderland themed, super sweet candy shop style, etc. But I ended up settling on a library/classic theme, I liked the appeal of having shelves full of books for patrons to buy or read and a very cozy feel to a cafe.
So first things first, gotta have cute outfits for employees to wear right?
I wanted to go with both a lolita and boystyle outfit to match! I wanted to match with the theme so I went with kind of muted colors, greens and browns. I also went with a few things for ease and comfort. Pulling shots of espresso and using syrups is messy business, so an apron for the lolita outfit and a vest for the boystyle. Also, short sleeves for both! To avoid getting steamed milk on sleeves and to keep cool. Some little book/written word accessories to match and they’re all done!
Here’s some decor stuff I put together too! I really liked the weathered look, and of course lots of books and coffee!
For other ideas I really liked the thought of doing full tea services, and also maybe a similarly structured meal with coffee instead of tea. I like the idea of book themed pastries and small meals, maybe named after famous novels or authors? There would of course be a book club, and maybe a small area to sell local crafters wares? Particularly jewelry and hair accessories I think, just a nice display in a corner of the shop.
I hope this was interesting! It was certainly fun to day dream about. Check out the posts my fellow bloggers have done about this topic:
Under the Parasol ♥ Carnivale Salt ♥ A Life in Disguise ♥ Annie Old Fashioned ♥ Hello Batty ♥ Suns in Our Hands ♥ Beyond Kawaii ♥ Lace Jail ♥ Sweet and Simple ♥ Geisha Baby ♥ F Yeah Lolita ♥ Lace a la Mode