Designed by İpek Baycan Architects, Bebe Meatballs (Bebe İçli Köfte) is located in Kadıköy, İstanbul. The office describes the project as follows:
Bebe Meatballs is an authentic restaurant that combines traditional meatballs of eastern Turkey with contemporary presentation. The space is designed considering these characteristics of the restaurant in a genuine way. The traditional identity is reflected with a contemporary approach to the existing space, providing the most effective planning.
The colors and textures that are chosen in design aim to create a warm ambiance enhancing the identity of a modern restaurant with a touch of conventional Turkish cuisine. The red terrazzo ground defining the sitting areas within the space, contemplated by grey microcement circulation area, creates a unique contrast. In 75 square meters the kitchen, scullery and services are located in the end of the space aiming to ease the usage of the staff. The sales products are displayed within the space by a refrigerator that is embedded in the design of the walls. The eating areas are planned in the most ergonomic way that enables a great perspective to the space. Kitchen, located behind the service bar is divided by a semi-transparent wall so that it provides indirect light in.
The tones of terra rosa and grey are finely used in the space, accompanied with wooden textures for a traditional look. The service bar is one of the trademark elements of the space with its touch of detail of textured ceramic materials.