Ground Café’s mission is to bring the brasserie and dining experience, affiliated with the French culture combined with the new Tel Aviv-ian cuisine, to the suburban city of Kiryat Ono. The café is a new typology of restaurant, one that combines social gatherings with an innovative culinary cuisine.

Situated inside the nearly renovated student dorms of Ono Academic College, the new space gives the students a new social interaction area right in their homes.


Roy David Studio use a mix of multiple exposed materials to create the interiors [Source: Roy David Studio]
Roy David Studio use a mix of multiple exposed materials to create the interiors [Source: Roy David Studio]

The owners are at their second collaboration with Roy David Architecture Studio, after the successful design of Milgo & MilBar in centre Tel Aviv. In the initial brief the clients wanted to design a café that would be industrial, urban and would give its customers the right amount of privacy while enjoying their home made products in a good vibe place.


Detail showing the gradient of materials [Source: Roy David Studio]
Detail showing the gradient of materials [Source: Roy David Studio]
The slick industrial feel coupled with raw concrete and untreated leather transform the space into any neighbourhood hangout area. The space mixes an off-beat industrial style with a slick contemporary feel in the needed proportions, making the overall intervention feel personal, inviting and an overall laid back experience.


The Ground Café's beautiful sleek industrial interiors and stripped down lighting [Source: Roy David Studio]
The Ground Café’s beautiful sleek industrial interiors and stripped down lighting [Source: Roy David Studio]

About the Designer

Roy David Studio is an architecture, design and concept-driven practice based in Tel Aviv, Israel. The studio offers an experiential and holistic approach to design by integrating digital art, landscape and architecture to create compelling and thought-provoking spaces.

The studio combines an intelligent, pragmatic response to each client’s brief with a thorough understanding of the opportunities created by site and context.

We work across a range of projects, from large private houses, restaurants, offices, commercial to major multi-residential, hotels, public building & international competitions.

Our work is driven by a passion for light, space and natural materials combined with the use of new technologies such as 3D planning and parametric design, coupled with an acute awareness of the sustainability challenges facing the built environment of today’s complex aspects of society.