• Date
    February 2020
  • Status
  • Location
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Size
    5,600 s.f.
  • Categories
  • Service
  • Team members
    Paulo Perkins
    James Catalano

Nola Caye is a fast-casual Caribbean restaurant located in the Warehouse District seeking to combine the charm, culture, and hospitality of New Orleans with the bold, fresh flavors of the Carribean. The concept was a menu featuring authentic recipes with modern presentations, matched by a design palette reflecting a contemporary, sophisticated atmosphere. The project was developed to highlight and celebrate the building’s existing historic features, such as the original penny tile flooring, exposed timber columns and beams, exposed brick, and large street-facing windows. The space was organized around a centrally located bar and framed by the kitchen. Warm woodwork details throughout the seating and shelving tie all of the elements together.

Project Team:

// Architect: CICADA

// General Contractor: Lanco Construction Inc

// Interiors: Ferrand Design

// Millwork: Goodwood

// Photography: Augusta Sagnelli

Press: Eater // Gambit


Nola Caye is a locally owned, Caribbean-inspired restaurant located in a historic structure in New Orleans' Warehouse District. Their menu of bold, fresh flavors with modern presentations is complemented by a design palette reflecting a contemporary, sophisticated atmosphere. While utilizing as much of the existing historic building as possible, including exposed timber beams, brick bearing walls, and original penny tile mosaics on the floor, CICADA created an elevated aesthetic vision.

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a design palette reflecting a contemporary, sophisticated