The Second Shot Cafe is a social enterprise cafe being launched in Bethnal Green in May 2016 to train, employ and support the homeless and “Tackle Homelessness one espresso at a time”. Tessuto are proud to be associated with the project and have completed the design work on a probono basis.
We have designed the tiny 25sqm space to maximise the number of covers (16) and to keep the space as flexible as possible, to enable it to be used after hours as a hub to deliver a range of services and workshops to the homeless community. We have used a palette of low cost, sustainable and robust materials such as reclaimed timber, cork flooring, copper wall lights and thrift shop furniture. The interior is designed to feel casual, welcoming and inclusive and to appeal to the locally diverse clientele.