Café Z got their new menu by running a design contest:
Food & Drinks menu cards for spanish restaurant "Café Z"
Check out Café Z's Menu contest…
Café Z is a restaurant (not a coffee place!) in the southern part of Germany. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The place is situated in a very atmospheric landscape right in the courtyard of an old manor with a little chapel next to it and an additional beer garden to the cafe/restaurant as well. It currently gets re-branded with a new logo and overall corporate design including the menu cards. The restaurant serves mostly spanish/iberian dishes. Hot & cold tapas can be chosen from a glass cabinet. Target group Open minded people of all ages and families, curious to experience something new (not necessarily crazy or funky) and refreshing.
What's your vision?
Important notice ahead: Even though the name "Café" suggests it's a coffee place, it is NOT, so we don't want to see coffee beans or cups, thanks. We want 2 different menus in the same style/size: 1. Food 2. Drinks Format of the menu(s): We haven't decided on a final format yet. Possible formats are: One-Sheet-Menu (print on front & back) - classic A4 (21 x 29.7 cm) - landscape or portrait - long A4 (14.8 x 42 cm) - portrait => when chosing this format, there would need to be 2 menu cards, one for drinks and one for food. Folded Menu (print on all 4 sides) - Single fold - Fold type = long fold - classic A4 (21 x 29.7 cm) - portrait => when chosing this format, there would only be one menu card for food & drinks; Any other format If there is a better format that is still printable in Germany, we appreciate your suggestions and are open to other formats. Material of the menu cards: Most likely it will be silk coated paper (around 400gsm) with a double sided matt laminating. There are also other nice materials like recycled leather, where embossment can be used to play or other materials. We are open to your suggestions. Color of the menu: - we would like the menu be either black with white font or anthracite with white font, but again we are open to suggestions, if you prefer any other color. Information on the menu - see attached file for possible amount of dishes/information on the menu - there will be chapters for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the food menu and cold, hot drinks, wine, ... on the drinks menu. - the logo and name should be on the menu - possibly the address: Staufener Straße 7 78189 Bad Krozingen - each chapter can come with a small explanation (e.g. Tapas can be chosen from the glass cabinet) - there should NOT be any food pictures on the menu - if you find nice & simple illustrations for each chapter for example, that's nice but it needs to match the menu- & logo-style New logo - attached you can find the new logo - the font used for the "Café" is the Roboto font, its freely available and attached New brand identity People will talk about us… Radical change Something new Extraordinary Positive Iberian/Spanish food with local influences (southern part of Germany); Traditional Tapas (& more) with an individual, creative note/tone without constraints Customer promise Kids-friendly Everything fresh Contemporary - Zeitgeist Seasonable For people of all ages Attributes used to describe the brand & the promise Fresh, New, Contemporary, Refreshing, energetic - peppy - lively (spanish) Feelings to be associated Being somewhere else, holiday feeling, Relaxed, personal & homely Restaurant Interior *new* Chalkboard with daily food specials New dark grey/anthracite chairs (old chairs in pictures will be replaced) Oil paintings on the wall (temporary art galleries at the moment, maybe continued) Plants Candles Cozy lighting, but not cheezy, more clean Food/Tapas will be presented in white cazuelas & glass cabinets Music: Spanish Folklore & modern chill out Restaurant Exterior Old Chestnut trees in the beer garden situated in the backyard of an old chapelle Wooden chairs & tables/beer sets Design attributes Square Colors = Anthracite/dark grey // White Colorful accents (in interior design) Simple/Plain Clean Notes: When using a new font, please be aware, that it needs to include certain spanish accents (see attached menu file) and it would be great if its free.
Pinterest Board with some inspiration and a very broad selection... https://www.pinterest.de/likethereis/caf%C3%A9-z-speisekarten-inspiration/
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Menu starts at ¥21,399.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their menu.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Café Z collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
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And then… they selected a winner!
Excellent! Diego was fantastic to collaborate with and continued to respond to my ideas and offer suggestions. I am super pleased with the final product and with the process of working together.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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