Joe’s Cafe


  • Architecture

Santa Barbara, CA

This historic restaurant in Santa Barbara has undergone a complete renovation.  The purpose was to upgrade the facility without “changing” the historic significance. It was the Owner’s request that patrons not notice any significant changes because of a popular local following.  Natural lighting was reintroduced by uncovering two existing large interior skylights and several windows facing Cota Street to the North.  Existing light fixtures were refinished.  Booths were reconstructed to original specifications.  Although all of the finishes throughout were replaced, the original atmosphere remains the same, only better!