This Striking San Francisco Café Is a Design Lover's Paradise

When you give celebrity interior designer Kelly Wearstler the task of designing a petite café in San Francisco, you get so much more than your average coffee shop décor. Case in point, Wearstler recently designed La Bande, an intimate coffee bar and market café in the city, and the finished space looks more like a glamorous dining enclave than any old coffee shop. One step inside and you'll think you've been transported to a Parisian café from the past.

It's equal parts retro and European, creating a striking atmosphere located in the San Francisco Proper, a luxury hotel that's taken over a 100-year-old restored historic flatiron building. With nods to a variety of modern artists and designers, it's so much more than a place to stop in for a cup of joe. Although, if you're in the city, it's certainly worth popping in for a nitro cold brew, perhaps an artisanal sandwich, and a front row seat to both an architectural feat and the streets of San Francisco.

Keep scrolling to take a look inside the heart-stoppingly chic café. You'll never look at a Starbucks the same way again.