Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Restaurant Decor: Cafe Eleven, St. Augustine, FL

When we went to St. Augustine, we went to a great little spot for breakfast, Cafe Eleven.  Actually, the boys had breakfast (they have huge chocolate chip waffles!), Sun Kissed Husband and I had lunch.  Their Cali BLT is pretty darn tasty!

Cafe Eleven is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  They have live music from local groups and they try to have a national band perform once a month.

The decorator in me couldn't help but notice (and wanted to emulate) the rustic decor.  Let's take a look around, shall we?

The pendant lamps are great on their own but the Edison light bulb was perfect for an even more of a retro feel.

The concrete counter top was made out of reclaimed lumber from the area.  I LOVE all the different colors and the worn/distress.

The aluminum stools and chairs screamed industrial!  They also screamed take me home but I didn't think the owner would have appreciated me offering $30 bucks for six of them (specially since they weren't for sale).

We didn't go back for the live music but it seems like a fun place to hang with friends (no kids).

I forgot to talk to the owner about what the flooring was made of but it reminded me of a finish you'd find in a garage floor.  It suited the laid back ambience of the place.

What do you think?  Do you ever visit a restaurant for decor inspiration

(Note: The above write-ups are strictly my opinions and no compensation was given for the content.)
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Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

whoa I love the reclaimed lumber bar, the colors are so beachy. Would love to have that in my kitchen.

Kendra@Creative Ambitions said...

Wow... very cool... yes... I love getting inspiration from restaurants. I will have to ask my brother if they have been there... St. Augustine is their vacation spot. I love the lights and oh... that bar... lovin' the wood!!

Kelli W said...

All that cool woodwork is awesome! I bet something like that would make a great headboard:)

Carrie said...

I love the chairs and stools! I'm a traditional person, but I'm loving the metal and rustic touches! What a cute place to eat! I love a touch of that beachy blue anywhere I can in our house too ;-) Fun!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Oh, my gosh! That is my kind of place! I love the lights and the chairs! (I think I'd probably like the chocolate chip waffles, too.)

michelle said...

This is very cool and I LOVE that bar with all that beautiful distressed wood!! LOVE!!!
What a great place to hang out. St Augustine is such a great town. We used to go there for softball tourneys with my hubby. :)

michelle said...

I love your new signature too! Very cute! I think it is new, if not, sorry I just noticed but I love it!! :)

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

I covet those chairs so badly I am hoping you asked where they came from?

So. Cool.

Unknown said...

chairs are from : Anchor Boutique 210 Saint George St St Augustine, FL. 32084 (904) 808-7078

Donna said...

LOVE Rich and Diane, my long-time buddies. Love this restaurant, and can't wait to go back.