This new coffee shop in Hong Kong is designed to interact with the street
The Contemporist
Zach Hone
05 August, 2016
Designed by James JJ Acuna of JJA / Bespoke Architecture, the coffee shop named Elephant Grounds has transformed this corner site and the character of the neighborhood by using warm materials and emphasizing indoor-outdoor engagement.

A new coffee shop has recently opened in Hong Kong that was designed so the people drinking coffee can interact with people on the street. The entrance of the coffee shop has been pushed back almost 4 feet (1.2m), to allow for an outdoor coffee bar and give it an al-fresco atmosphere. Inside the service area, black window frames contrast with the wood and white details used throughout the cafe. There’s lots of seating inside, and a chalkboard wall allows for the introduction of art or cafe announcements. A second seating and bar area is located at the back of the coffee shop with views of the lower level and the street outside. 

SOURCE: https://www.contemporist.com/this-new-coffee-shop-in-hong-kong-is-designed-to-interact-with-the-street/

When the weather is nice, the windows are opened up and people can choose whether they want to sit inside or on the extended window sill that allows people to interact with the street.