The two-dimensional illusion is created by drawing thick, black outlines on an all-white background—which blurs the lines between our world and a cartoon one.
ThatsSoTampa says 2D Cáfe will open in a few months, at the end of February or beginning of March. Its Central Avenue storefront was once home to the recently-shuttered bakery swah-rey, and similarities between the two concepts might explain the quick turnaround time.
According to ILovetheBurg, St. Pete-based artist and gallery owner Chad Mize will take on the task of bringing this new cartoonish cafe to life. Other two-dimensional cafes around the world use basic black lines and a white background to create the illusion, but only time will tell what Tampa Bay touches Mize will put on 2D.
There are several 2D cafes around the world, most notably in countries like Japan, South Korea and the Philippines. But if you’re itching to try the 2D dining trend, you can slurp some noodles out of a black and white bowl at Orlando’s newly-opened Twenty Pho Hour.
And for the latest updates on St. Petersburg’s upcoming 2D Càfe, make sure to follow its Instagram at @the2Dcafe.