Cafe Design Principles


Are you planning on adding a secondary entrance to the basement of your house for convenience or as an in-law suite

Are you looking for the ideal Cafe Design to meet your day to day needs as well as the local by-law and the building code requirements?

If you have existing unit drawings along with the site plan/survey, email them to us. If you do not have the as-built drawings then we will come out, take measurements of the unit and turn it into computer drawings and prepare the Cafe design based on your needs.


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Please note that the local municipality may require you to provide an updated survey. This has to be done by a licensed surveyor. Leave us your contact info to have a licensed surveyor call you for an estimate.

A café is a restaurant that does not offer table service. Customers order their food from a counter and serve themselves. A café menu traditionally offers things such as coffee, espresso, pastries and sandwiches. Cafes originated in Europe and are strongly associated with France. They are known for their casual, unhurried atmosphere. Outdoor seating is another trademark of a café. Panera Bread is an example of a popular bakery-café chain. The term bistro is sometimes interchanged with café. A bistro is actually a café that offers full meals (albeit, cheaper than a full fledged sit down restaurant).


Tips for Café design :

q     Adding seats or stools as oppose to a takeout place with no seats would change the washroom requirements under the building code and more washrooms are required.

q     Exceeding number of the seats by more than 30 would categorize the unit under a different classification of the building code with more restrictive requirements for fire protection.

q     Number of the occupant load may affect the number of the required parking spots under the zoning by-law

q     Barrier-free design maybe required depending on the age of the building.


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