Cava-Mezze Grill 1.0

Multiple Locations, Washington, DC

Started by three childhood friends, Cava Mezze Grill celebrates the flavors of their families’ traditional Greek and Mediterranean cooking in a casual modern setting.

This roll-out prototype is a fast casual spin off from the original Cava Mezze traditional dining restaurant. It features modern abstractions of the Mediterranean vernacular utilizing simple, rustic finishes, copper light fixtures, and digital wall graphics depicting scenes of pastoral Greece. Millwork, furniture arrangements, menu graphics, and a custom light box at the entry establish a separation between the dining and queuing areas, creating a clear circulation throughout the space.