Retrograde Coffee Shop

Located two miles from Downtown Nashville, Smith Gee Studio transformed an existing retail building in an unpretentious neighborhood into a cozy coffee shop for the up and coming Cleveland Park neighborhood in East Nashville. Salvaged 1900s factory flooring sets the tone for a modern design interior with dark green and gold accents. A dark green La Marzocco GB5 inspired the color palette and sits atop a coffee bar with geometric motif with a nod to art deco design. The goal – create a comfortable unimposing interior with a menu focused on high quality coffee and creative specialty coffee drinks.