Catherine Catherine unveil mixed-use Montreal cafe

Catherine Catherine, Les Faiseurs, Montreal
Les Faiseurs, designed by Catherine Catherine.

New café and pottery studio Les Faiseurs—located at 6564 Saint-Laurent Blvd.—is now open for business. Customers are invited to discover contemporary ceramics in a unique space which combines a boutique showcasing artwork by local ceramists, a pottery studio offering classes and introductory workshops, as well as a café serving beverages in handmade ceramics courtesy of DOMPIERRE.Catherine Catherine

The space was designed by Catherine Catherine, a local design firm which sought to distinguish between both purposes—the café and the studio—in such a way as to create a contrast between the two while also making sure they blend well together. Les Faiseurs is open to everyone, from professionals to customers passing by, with its 29 seats as well as a pleasant summertime terrace.Catherine Catherine

“I started pottery about two years ago,” explains Sarah, the owner and entrepreneur behind Les Faiseurs, “and right away, I was hooked! I quickly noticed that I wasn’t the only one: everyone around me was becoming enthralled with this new activity. However, I found that spaces in Montreal that allow for exploration of this art form and its different expressions, were lacking. That’s what pushed me to launch Les Faiseurs.”Catherine Catherine

The menu—which includes recipes concocted in partnership with Christelle Tanielian, author of the Christelle is Flabbergasting blog—infuses fresh, seasonal products from local producers. The coffee, served on site, comes from local coffee roaster ZAB café.

Photography by Marc-Olivier Bécotte.