Modern society's most intense and vibrant interaction takes place over tables and bars. Architects all over the world have enhanced and orchestrated this experience. Ranging over nine countries and four continents, this book presents an international selection of distinctive cafés and restaurants built in recent years by the world's hippest architects and designers. Filled with dramatic effects, innovative lighting, and infinite solutions to the challenges of space and material, these hot spots, meeting places, and intimate venues are designed to suit the ever-changing moods of a selective and fickle clientele. This compact yet lavishly illustrated book, aimed at professionals and anyone who enjoys the latest and best in restaurant design, includes over 400 photographs of remarkable spaces and also offers a comprehensive study of contemporary interior architecture.