From Seattle to Swansea, the identikit branches of coffee shop chain Starbucks are a familiar sight around the world.
But one unique outlet in Japan has broken the mould in a big way, with a wooden interior designed by an architect to resemble tree branches in a forest.
The style is intended to complement the surrounding old neighbourhood and the nearby Dazaifu Tenmangu temple.
Dazaifu Tenmagu is a Shinto shrine complex of several wooden structures set within a park-like environment of trees, ponds, and courtyards.
Architect Kengo Kuma reportedly did not want the cafe to appear detached from its setting, and designed it to invoke the shire's tranquil atmosphere.
The interior wooden frame, which stretches the full-length of the shop, is meant to reference both the ceremonial lumber structures nearby and branches in a forest.
But some could argue that the frame also resembles scaffolding, making the shop look like an unfinished construction site.
In fact, the 6cm interlocking square blocks actually do have a functional role, forming part of the ceiling support.
The architect has also suggested the wooden blocks were recyclable.