Hand-made tiles by Italian designer Elisa Passino are one of the first things to greet guests inside the Trubnaya Street space, conceived by STUDIO SHOO. It is the second Abu Gosh outpost to open in the Russian capital and embraces a youthful sense of fun through bold colour blocking and shapes.
Colour clashes joyfully inside the cafe, which pairs tubular steel chairs in bubblegum shades with yellow and blue accents – including a custom ‘squiggle’ chandelier made of twisted piping that could be lifted straight from a children’s drawing.
While primary shades reign on the ground floor space, a more mature, cosier nook can be found in the Moscow restaurant’s upstairs lounge. Here circular tables and benches continue the use of geometric shapes while mustard-hued lounge chairs offer a comfortable spot to read or work away from the hubbub of the lunchtime rush. Speaking of, Abu Gosh’s falafel and hummus come highly recommended.
Trubnaya Ulitsa, 27, Moscow, Russia, 127051