Muglife Coffee Plant Install
We spent the first few weeks of the new year bringing some green into Muglife Coffee's newly
renovated cafe with the help of our friend and fellow plant enthusiast, TJ Kyes.
Located on 24th and Harney in Omaha, Muglife shares a space with Greenstreet Cycles.
Owners Matt and Brenna McCrary wanted to offer their customers more seating as well as
create an "urban jungle" vibe with plant life. With large south facing windows at the front of the shop,
the cafe was the perfect candidate for an abundance of green.
Entrance - Cash Wrap
Brenna and Matt wanted to offer more seating for their customers, and streamline the cash wrap/waiting area. Custom built retail shelves, handheld menus, and lots of green were all part of Brenna's plan for the first few steps into the shop.
Entrance - Cash Wrap
A pop of color at the cash wrap invites customers into the space, while thoughtfully placed retail shelves help direct traffic flow. A variety of cacti and succulents bask in the sunny south window.
Initially the cafe was condensed to the front portion of the shop, not extending much further than the restrooms. Most of the seating
was bar style, save a couple two-tops and a large conference style table at the front of the shop. The back half of the shop was
separated by a half wall and was primarily occupied by the bike shop.
The original mural was painted over and we filled the space near the bathrooms with large tree philodendrons. A vintage couch
the owners brought in takes center stage beneath Chemex blueprints and surrounded by plants. Two custom macrame wall hangings are mounted
on either side of the couch and hold more of the pothos plants we loved for this space.
Back of Shop
A half wall separated the back half of the shop, which housed bike retail from the adjoining shop, a couch, a tv, a dressing room
and the occasional bike wheel propped up on a coffee table.
This curtained space initially served as a dressing room for the bike shop.
With the third wall removed and added bench seating, the former dressing room is now the perfect study nook. We stashed a few spider plant babies as well as a dieffenbachia in the tiny west facing window.
Where bikes once hung, contractors constructed a beautiful pergola that we look forward to filling with plants in the spring.