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  STL Java & Cafe   Nichelle Orange - Florissant, Missouri
    “Our experience with Design & Layout Services was phenomenal. Everything was very complete and when we submitted our plans for a building permit, the building commissioner was very impressed. Our general contractor and health department loved the accuracy and details of the plans and elevations. Design & Layout Services provides an invaluable service to those new coffeehouse owners who often know nothing about equipment, electrical and plumbing. We often think how much more difficult it would have been if we had tried doing it ourselves.” - STL Java & Cafe  


  Ristreto Coffee & Tea   Jerry Stromberg - Fargo, North Dakota
    “Design & Layout Services made the job easy with their proven processes and commitment to
excellence. Their understanding of coffee shop workflow is unsurpassed. Each workstation was designed for completeness and efficiency, which was absolutely essential for us to serve our customers quickly and consistently. They also supplied us with new equipment and cabinetry at both locations while being sensitive to our budget and space constraints.” - Ristreto Coffee & Tea


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  Badger Bros Coffee and Internet Cafe   Bob Metzger - Platteville, Wisconsin
    “Four years ago Badger Brothers Coffee opened with the invaluable help of the Design & Layout Services staff. When we decided to design and open our second coffee house we did not hesitate to once again call upon their services. Design & Layout Services performance exceeded our expectations. Our contractors said the plans were some of the best they had ever seen! If you are contemplating opening a coffee business make DLS your first stop. We couldn’t have done it without them!” - Badger Bros Coffee and Internet Cafe  


  Bourbon Coffee   Arthur Karuletwa - Kigali, Rwanda
    “I can comfortably call you “family”. We must have spoken hundreds of times on the phone, but I always felt like you were next door. As the first coffee shop in Rwanda, and probably the region of East Africa to this standard, we are proud and honored to have had you as a foundational part of this “dream”. You were able to instill a sense of comfort and moral within us despite the distance between us. I can honestly say that the people of Rwanda sensed your presence every step of the way!” - Bourbon Coffee  


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  True North Coffeehouse   Brian Murdoch - Kitimat, British Columbia - Canada
    “One of my first concerns in requesting your services was the distances involved. Kitimat is an extremely long way from Minnesota. Today’s technology is great—faxes and emails make your services so convenient. On one occasion, I received a floor plan revision within hours! Your experience in the coffee business and your professional approach made your service invaluable. I found your willingness to listen and educate us on the logical reasons for the layout was a true blessing. I know you will be a large part of our success.” - True North Coffeehouse  


  The Funky Monkey Cafe & Gallery   Tracey Burrill - Cheshire, Connecticut
    “Creating The Funky Monkey Cafe & Gallery has been a year-long process. The good folks at Design & Layout Services stuck with me throughout, with unflagging patience, optimism, good humor, savvy advice, prompt responses and thoughtful feedback. I have saved myself untold time and stress using their excellent designs, equipment spec sheets, and installation manuals. The equipment and cabinetry all arrived on time, on one truck and fit perfectly in the space. I can say that I’m so very glad I hired DLS.” - The Funky Monkey Cafe & Gallery  


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  Taraccino Coffee   Sal Tarraf - Minneapolis, Minnesota
    “I was looking at getting into the specialty coffee business, and I needed a lot of help. My background was in sales and marketing, and I did not know the coffee industry. I talked to dozens of people seeking help and no one could give me a total picture of what I wanted. I was referred to Design & Layout Services by an espresso equipment dealer. After our first meeting, I began to get excited again because they educated me on equipment, design issues, and various health and building codes. Without them I could never have opened my first three stores.” - Taraccino Coffee  


  The Tea Exchange   Harvey Durand - Lake Arrowhead, California
    “We choose Design & Layout Services because of their reputation, but little did we know how extensive their expertise was until we jointly began to develop our concept store. Since our store was pioneering the concept of tea drinks in a coffee shop environment, new workflow layout concepts had to be developed as well as new fixture designs. The DLS team provided the leadership and innovation to meet these challenges. We look forward to working with them as we now expand our concept store into retail outlets nationwide.” - The Tea Exchange  


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  The Fortunate Cup Coffee Cafe   Steve Kamen - Saratoga Springs, New York
    “As a complete novice in the coffee business, I needed to find someone to help me design a functional and attractive space. Our shop is fairly large, and I was worried that it would feel too open or noisy. Design & Layout Services gave us a layout that was not only pleasing to the eye but incorporated several seating areas. The DLS staff was patient when it came to making numerous revisions, and our contractors were very pleased to have such detailed plans.” - The Fortunate Cup Coffee Cafe  


  Highliner Coffee Co.   Perry Broschat - Sitka, Alaska
    “After a disastrous attempt at remodeling, one of our suppliers in Seattle highly recommended Design & Layout Services. Their professionalism, knowledge, experience and especially their patient dedication to our project is rare in this industry. The contractors loved the plans and the equipment specs as it helped them do a clean professional job. Our beautiful cabinetry and equipment arrived undamaged which is a challenge going from Minnesota to an island in Southeast Alaska. Our employees love the new shop and its flow. Design & Layout Services gets a big two thumbs up from us.” - Highliner Coffee Co.  


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