Zoo Zou’s Cafe is one of Chelsea’s gastronomic treasures. Located in a historic building, the cafe has been creating tasty food for many years in a tiny space. Our project involved renovating the existing space while expanding into a former hair salon space, which essentially doubled the area. Part of the challenge was unifying the new cafe as the expansion pushed into an adjacent historic building. The cafe owner wanted to subvert the kitchen/work area while increasing seating and serving line capacity.