A shot of Kanteen's exterior, showing the large topiary signage.


Breathing new life into a popular downtown coffee shop.
Branding, Web Design + Development, App Design, Digital Marketing, Advertising Campaigns, System Configuration, Content Creation, Copywriting, Agency Collaboration
The Project

Feel good food

A community cornerstone within Birmingham’s bohemian Digbeth district, Kanteen is the area’s premier independent coffee shop, serving hand-crafted beverages and fresh food, prepared by highly-skilled baristas and passionate chefs.

Having taken on the brand in the midst of a substantial interior refurb, as well as a global pandemic, we had a unique opportunity to refine and adapt its aesthetic. We also built a bespoke mobile app, fully integrated into the existing POS system and loyalty programme, while fostering the daytime eatery’s relationship with its after-hours alter-ego, Rico Libre.

As the brand’s expansion potential bubbled over, we directed a comprehensive re-brand in collaboration with Studio Chong, which is set to materialise in the near future.

A mock-up showcasing the business card designs for Kanteen.
A paper coffee cup with a Kanteen sticker sat beside a collection of decorative plants on a wooden table.
A kitchen apron in khaki, adorned with the Kanteen logo and tagline.
The home page of Kanteen's website, seen on a laptop beside a cup of coffee and a notepad, atop a wooden table.
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A mock-up showing Kanteen's website on two iPhones.
A social media post for Kanteen in khaki, showcasing the design for its new app.
A man with arm tattoos and a dark beard handing over a cup of coffee adorned with a Kanteen sticker in dark green.
A gif showing a forest canopy from above with an overlayed slogan.
A black and white image showing the coffee bar at Kanteen.
A menu screen for Kanteen in khaki with a branded coffee cup.
A menu screen for Kanteen in ecru with an iced drink.
An advertising screen for Kanteen, featuring a blue cup of coffee and a croissant on a plate.