Revelator New Orleans

A bright, stylish coffee bar at the heart of the Revelator family, in the historic French Quarter

New Orleans holds a special place in Revelator’s heart as it was the company’s original home. The city inherently offered a distinctive character and gorgeous, historic architectural context on which to layer the Revelator brand. The bar is located in a beautiful French Quarter building, where community often spills out into the street to join the local revelry.

Revelator Coffee hired us to create their architectural brand, and to adapt it as they rolled out across the southern United States. The overall look is streamlined and industrial, in an inviting, light-filled atmosphere.

The open-bar fosters collegial community between baristas and customers, and offers easy visibility of the sleek coffee and tea equipment. A minimal, sophisticated palette of materials—white oak, concrete, painted steel—finishes the overall experience of the space.

These brand elements were translated into a “kit of parts” that could be adapted to bring their modern, airy and communal vibe to each new location, including Revelator Chattanooga and Revelator Birmingham.

Revelator Coffee was founded by our McDuffie Estate client in partnership with his son.

Architect of Record: G. Mark Pepe

Color Consultant: Color Folio Design

Lighting Designer: Revolver Design

Photography: ©Wes Frazer, ©Hunter Holder