Voyager Craft Coffee has launched its fourth location in California—this time in Cupertino within Silicon Valley. Born as a coffee cart startup by globe-trotting entrepreneurs, Voyager has evolved from its original Santa Clara store to become a thriving brand in the Bay Area.
The vibrant new space, designed in collaboration with San Francisco-based Studio BANAA, is centered on the concept of “coffee inspired by our travels.” Dubbed the Coop, the outpost transforms an abandoned coffee house into a whimsical gateway into Voyager’s world.
“We built this out amid the pandemic when most coffee shops were downsizing and embracing spaces with ‘takeaway friendly’ square footage,” says Sameer Shah, owner of Voyager Craft Coffee. “We wanted to buck that trend in a big way since we believe strongly in the power of, and need for, community spaces where our neighbors can meet and feel welcome.”
Hierarchical archways connect the deep blue exterior façade to the interior, inviting guests on a visual journey through the company’s passion for coffee and global exploration. Inside, the color palette is dominated by pinks and blues.
An extensive remodel added a window-side seating nook overlooking the outdoor patio and peeled back a drop ceiling to reveal wooden trusses that add height and historic charm. A central divider serves as a waiting line with a merchandise display on one side and communal seating on the other, while a wave-like concrete bench unifies the space.
Craftsmanship takes centerstage with light fixtures handwoven in Greece, along with an eclectic mural by Voyager’s barista and artist, Julian de la Cruz. Custom fixed benches frame a communal concrete table, poured and cast in place by a local concrete fabricator.