For the love of cakes! Yem Cookie patisserie in Kraków

It’s a modest space, but with great character. Yem Cookie is located at 7 Zauchy Street in Kraków. Its interior was designed by NOWW Studio architects.

The premises were created in a new, emerging district on the outskirts of Kraków. The architects had full design freedom and were able to create a space based on a clear idea. Such an idea became an unusual vision for the bar, which, in an unambiguous and space-organising way, seems to flow off the countertop and spill onto the floor.

The effect was achieved using a mosaic structure made of small tiles in a terracotta shade. The result is a homogeneous ‘mass’ that occupies the central part of the patisserie like a wave.

The proposed colour scheme is consistent with Yem Cookie’s visual identity. Brick and burgundy tones were complemented by the warmth of natural wood, which appears in the openwork oak wall. The development made it possible to separate the sales area from the production area, where the small sweets are made. A small area with hockers was created right next to the shop window. Their shape is inspired by Danish design. You can sit here with a cake and coffee in your hand.

The delicate architecture of the interior is surrounded by rough walls covered with structural plaster and a found, reinforced concrete ceiling,” describe the authors of the project.

A long light line hangs above the bar, accentuating the horizontal layout of the counter. The whole is crowned by a colourful neon sign that encourages people to take a bite.


About the studio:

NOWW Studio was founded by M.Sc. arch. Wojtek Nowak, graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Cracow University of Technology, scholarship holder at the Münster University of Applied Sciences. Wojtek Nowak has been a member of the Malopolska Chamber of Architecture since 2013. He gained experience working in several design offices. Among other things, he created the Fika Kraków café and the Body Espresso Bar, so he learned the design of catering spaces from the “backstage”. NOWW is also made up of Dr. interior designer Paulina Zwolak-Nowak and Eng. arch. Kaja Rewicka. Paulina Zwolak-Nowak is a graduate of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. She specialises in the design of private interiors and exhibition spaces. She is fascinated by the psychological and sensual dialogue between architecture and man. She is also currently working for the National Museum in Krakow. – Kaja is the youngest designer in our team, with a fresh and open mind. She graduated from the Cracow University of Technology and has gained the most experience in hotel interior design. Our chief graphic designer. She is passionate about good food,” reads the NOWW Studio website.

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