How Restaurants Offer Full Experiences in Seriously Tiny Spaces

December 28, 2016

If a guest wanders their way into the kitchen at Talula’s Table, a 12-person dining room in Chester County, Pennsylvania, owner Aimee Olexy might just put them to work. “It’s not uncommon for someone to want to take a photo of a dish in progress instead of a finished plate,” she says. “But if they’re in the kitchen, they’re in one of the few places a chef can stand. So we might ask them to garnish a plate, or hold a pot, or stir some risotto.”

In less than 1,000 square feet, the size of the entire Talula’s operation, there’s