After a long search, we found our amazing spot on Sutton Harbour in wonderful Plymouth.
Based in Jamaica House, after major renovations of the historic Grade II listed building, which borders Vauxhall Street and Exchange Street. The three-storey building has been sensitively restored and two floors transformed to seat 150 inside, with a flower-enclosed outdoor seating area for 30 created with stunning views over the marina towards the Barbican.
The cafe has been designed in its own unique character with an eclectic mix of up-cycled, salvaged and restored furniture and fittings installed, including old gymnasium flooring on the walls and school chairs.
We operate a first come, first served service style and don’t offer bookings, but we have plenty of seats over two floors plus our fabulous terrace. We’re a breastfeeding friendly cafe, and welcome dogs too.
Our cafe has picked up the Cafe Life Award for Best Cafe Design 2015.
Beating worldwide brands to win the major national design award the sensitive renovation of the historic Grade II listed building was singled out as the winner at the recent awards ceremony.
The restoration combines a striking, characterful design with judges praising the venue’s “great contemporary design” and “eclectic mix of furnishings and lighting.”
We’ve created a unique character with a mix of up-cycled, salvaged and restored furniture and fittings installed. These included old school chairs, and old gymnasium flooring was used as wall cladding.
Sam, BTP MD said: “The judges felt there had been a real effort made to retain the original features of the build at Jamaica House at the same time as creating something fresh, new, vibrant and welcoming for Plymouth, and we were over the moon as this was exactly our intention.”
The Café Life Awards are held to encourage good design practice in the sector, and reward companies which manage to launch venues which combine innovative design with customer comfort and commercial viability.