Café Java U – Notre-Dame

This Java U outlet is located on Montreal’s Notre-Dame street, in the eclectic Little Burgundy neighbourhood. A space that is fitting for the district’s youthful, effervescent clientele was thus created. The café boasts a casual, charmingly undergraduate ambiance. Wood is everywhere: the furniture, the floor, the walls. The chairs and armchairs are in a mixture of styles, with a secondhand shop feel. At the entrance, a pale blue counter and some plants liven things up.

Country

Canada

City

Montréal

Client

CAFé JAVA U

Year

2011

An industrial-type lamp is suspended over each table, creating discrete bubbles of intimacy. The black metal out of which the lamps are made is also found at the entrance and around the windows. On one of the walls, letters recycled from old signs are hung to form a rudimentary crossword grid whose words refer to the neighbourdhood’s important institutions, such as Atwater Market and the café’s neighbour the Corona Theatre.

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