© AKZ Architecture / Lesha Yanchenkov

Coffee parlour bwtc, short for ‘best way to cup’, has expanded its footprint in Kiev with a second outpost. Also situated downtown, the establishment occupies a narrow and elongated unit on the ground floor of a late 19-century residential building. Marked by several arches, including one which serves as the café’s entrance, all have been retained by the AKZ Architectura practice, which also decided to fully expose the original brickwork, adding further character to the setting. As the premises have a sufficient height, an additional floor with staircase have been inserted at the back of the café, expanding the total surface to 57 sqm. (614 sq.ft.). An elongated bar and service station has been installed on the ground floor, mostly serving customers on the go, while upstairs an area has been created with more elaborate seating for indoor consumption, pairing custom chairs and benches with IKEA stools . Lighting has been installed as such to emphasise the specific dimensions of the café, including a suspended linear light fixture for the downstairs bar and LED light strips. Similar to the front side, an arch is situated at the back of the venue, allowing in plenty of day light. The new btwc is fitted out with proper equipment, a La Marzocco espresso machine and two Fiorenzato coffee grinders to be precise, and coffee is used of the local CaféBoutique and Fair Finch roasters, in addition to coffee from its very own roasting facility.

bwtc
Bulvarno-Kudriavska vulitsya 14 (Shevchenkivskiy)
04053 Kiev
Telephone: +380 63 2056174
Mon-Fri 8AM-9PM
Sat-Sun 10AM-9PM

© AKZ Architecture / Lesha Yanchenkov