This award-winning downtown space for Don Francisco Coffee, Los Angeles’ family-run roaster, is the company’s first cafe. Designed and built in just 11 months, the 4,500 sf space was intended to give a breezy, relaxed feeling, like taking a quick trip to Havana. (The clients, the Gaviña family, fled Cuba in the 1960s). Striking tile work, brass fixtures and tabletops, and thriving plant life complement the family’s collection of coffee-production artifacts. Don Francisco Coffee is located in the Spring Street Arcade, a covered shopping lane built in 1924. Honors for Omgivning’s design include the 2018 LA Architectural Award for Interiors; the 2018 IIDA Calibre Design Award; and, from the AIA’s Los Angeles chapter, the 2018 Restaurant Design Award (People’s Choice).