I really liked this idea of having the walls of the coffee shop be the blackboard. However, Camino is a coffee shop with a wooden interior, so it wouldn't work for my brief, but it's definitely interesting. It's funky and different and eye catching.
This is simple and very cool -- 4 boards painted with blackboard paint (butcher drawing by an artistic friend), quite a few magnetic knife strips, lots of black handled knives. black and cream curtain and old fashioned looking counters.