We’ve written before about Cervo’s, a tiny Portuguese wine bar and restaurant on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and shared the many design ideas to steal from the retro-chic space, from replacing molding with mirrors to embracing an avocado-green palette. (See all 15 ideas in Design Ideas to Steal from a Tiny Portuguese Wine Bar, over on Remodelista.)
But the space—where Portuguese-inspired small plates are all prepared right behind the bar, in the restaurant’s only tiny but efficient kitchen—has storage lessons to impart, too. Our favorite is the most simple: a small under-counter shelf that makes use of a dead space and keeps the most-reached-for dishes at the ready (no digging in cabinets while table 10 is waiting for their garlicky cockles with vinho verde).
Make like a trendy, fast-paced NYC restaurant and stash your everyday-ware under the counter—Portuguese ceramic dishes optional.
Photography by Erin Little for Remodelista.See more of our favorite restaurant supply finds at The Cull: 10 Affordable Storage Products from a Restaurant Supply Store.
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