Barista Parlor at The Stutz

OVERVIEW

Barista Parlor, an uber local and beloved Nashville coffee brand, was ready to break into a new market and needed an equally unique home. The iconic Stutz building (recently transformed in Indianapolis) was a perfect match.

Barista Parlor at The Stutz
The Story

Indianapolis is home to many beloved coffee shops—but none are quite like entrepreneur Andy Mumma’s Barista Parlor. Previously taking up residence exclusively in Nashville, Tennessee, this artisanal coffee house found the iconic Stutz building an intriguing new home. The challenge: to create an experience of the brand that was unique to Indianapolis; one our team welcomed.

Client
Barista Parlor
Market
Retail / Restaurant
Size
2,600 SF
Scope
Interior Buildout
Location
Indianapolis, IN

Making its Mark

Barista Parlor is more than a coffee shop; it’s a celebration of craftsmanship, precision, and the art of brewing.

Service, Please

Service, Please

With an elliptical shape and glossy white automotive paint finish, the central bar offers a subtle nod to the city’s and Stutz’s legacy ties to racing, setting the stage for the barista and customer interaction.

On Full Display

On Full Display

Equipment and machinery were carefully choreographed for efficiency—then put on full display as if they were an exhibition—inviting customers to be a part of the coffee-making journey.

Engaging with Neighbors

Engaging with Neighbors

Overhead doors with high-top bar ledges were designed to infuse the space with fresh air and establish a direct connection to the energy of the adjacent alley, offering a peek inside to the neighborhood passersby on Capitol Avenue.

Sweating the Small Stuff

Clean, crisp whites paired with warm wood finishes provide the right backdrop for coffee-making artistry, the cult-favorite Barista Parlor merchandise, and the historic character of the architecture to be appreciated.

 

 

An Ideal Arrangement

An Ideal Arrangement

A wall-to-wall banquette, open tables, and a variety of bar-top seating helps maximize space for coffee dates or getting into a workflow for remote patrons.

Filling the Shelves

Filling the Shelves

Thoughtfully curated merchandise creates the link from one Barista Parlor location to another, while touches of greenery throughout add an organic element; softening a space full of hard surfaces.

Staying in Character

Staying in Character

The building’s historic character was preserved through sealing the original raw concrete floors, keeping ceilings exposed and celebrating the exterior industrial-style windows.

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