Location:  Multiple locations - Seattle, Washington
Type:  Commercial

Eltana Bagel Cafe is an entirely vegetarian menu with entirely different bagels, all within a relaxed local atmosphere.  Given an envelope on the ground floor of the existing Packard Building, Graham Baba's task was to space plan the flow of customers while showcasing the unique preparation of Eltana's specialty wood-fired bagels.  The use of warming elements like reclaimed wood and steel in the design of the service counter contrasts with the cooler, brighter elements of the existing building shell.  A community table gathers customers together to enjoy a healthy meal and observe the Capitol Hill goings on through the large operable garage door storefront.

Photography:  Aaron Leitz, Nancy Leson, Graham Baba Architects