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Take a Peek Inside Alon Shaya’s Newest Modern Israeli Masterpiece in Denver

The aesthetic is ‘industrial meets grandma’s house’

An assortment of pastries at Safta
Ryan Dearth/Eater Denver

The partner restaurant to Alon Shaya’s Saba has thrown opened its doors in Denver, but don’t expect Denver’s Safta to feel exactly like Saba. Safta means grandmother in Hebrew, while Saba means grandfather — and the Denver outpost in the Source Hotel took design cues from its name, resulting in a more “feminine” look, reports Eater Denver.

The “industrial meets grandma’s house” aesthetic includes orchids lining the shelves, roses climbing the glassware, and walls covered in pink wallpaper and blush tiles, according to Eater Denver.

Portraits of Alon and Emily Shaya’s respective grandparents link the two restaurants in a very cool way. At Saba, the portraits of couple’s grandfathers hang above the hostess stand, while portraits of the couple’s grandmothers hand over the bar at Safta.

Other similarities include a long bar and wood-fired pita ovens in full view of the dining room.

Alon and Emily Shaya have bought a home in Denver, with plans to split their time between Denver and New Orleans.

Take a look inside Safta here.

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