Pink Moon Café, Exeter

Situated on Queen Street in the centre of Exeter, the family acquired the premises after it had remained empty for a year. Perfectly positioned between two of Exeter Colleges sites, they were aiming to capture the younger demographic. The building is part of an early Victorian stucco terrace, with bags of character.

With their branding already in place and a dream of bringing cool Californian vibes to Exeter, we set about transforming the interior to match this vision. The ground floor was to be split between a grab ‘n’ go café, making use of the daytime student and office worker footfall, and a restaurant – open day and night. At a later date, the lower floor would be opened as a nightclub.

Fresh pastel colours were used for the walls. Unfortunately, nearly every wall had been previously decorated in dark blue – fun for the decorator! Cool rattan chairs and white marble tables were used in the restaurant, with a sea of various copper pendant lights creating a vibrant ceiling feature and replacing the monotony of spotlights previously fitted. The entrance hall had been very dark, with floor-to-ceiling bottle cabinets down one side. This was all opened up and replaced with a lighter timber screen, allowing views through to the restaurant. The fireplace was retained and clad in pink tiles (of course!) The new grab ‘n’ go area was transformed with new marble flooring, and the space increased by pushing back the old bar and creating a new pink-tiled serving counter. Both areas have been dressed with cacti and plants, creating a vibrant open air feel.

Pink Moon opened in March 2019 and there is no doubt that their enthusiasm and brand values are to be admired. Distinctively different from other premises in Exeter, it is fast becoming a popular venue night and day.     

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