Located in historic downtown Covington, Autonomy Coffee was formerly a dilapidated warehouse and retail space prior to serving its intended use as a 40-seat artisanal bakery, coffee shop, and highly curated restaurant. NANO re-imagined the 4,900 SF space into a cohesive and spacious eatery, while also revamping the exterior façade with custom signage designed by NANO and an improved walk-up coffee and to-go pastry service station.
- Terri Dreyer
- Ian Dreyer
Working directly with the client, an internationally renowned pastry chef, we paid special attention to the display and the experience of the cuisine offerings. Inside, the space includes various dynamic seating areas, a game/arcade area, a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, and private dining space for more intimate gatherings and events. Raw industrial materials and finishes populate the interior – polished concrete, exposed ceilings, and repurposed wood are found throughout the space. Outside, custom Corten signage and awnings line the storefront, and in the rear exterior, a space for a future bocce ball court was outfitted for future completion.