I ended up creating the logo by embedding a softice as a letter; an A that can also function as a recognizable avatar in itself. After designing the logo, I was then given the job of painting it different places on the new facade, which is clad in thermo wood.

The softice avatar, handpainted on the thermo wood of the facade

A great job, hand painting in the middle of a busy street, where people stopped, looked and took pictures, and were curious to talk.

A logo high on the gable, which matches the new style and materials of the former machine workshop.

The cafe and burger bar is a former machine workshop, but today appears completely up-to-date and elegant. My estimate is that the logos will stand between 3 and 5 years before they need to be refreshed again.