Le Petit Dep opens a new location in the heart of Griffintown
December 14, 2021
December 14th, 2021 – Quebec, Canada – Le Petit Dep is proud to announce the opening of their 4th location, nestled on the first floor of the historic Kander building in the heart of Griffintown, Montréal, located at 300 rue de la Montagne. Le Petit Dep is a hybrid between a convenience store and a coffee shop where locals and visitors can buy specialized food items that traditionally are not available in conventional grocery stores, all while enjoying third-wave coffee and a bite to eat. The creative mind behind Le Petit Dep is Magda Slezak, a serial entrepreneur with the vision of serving her community by bringing epicureans together around quality coffee and extraordinary artisanal culinary products.
A new concept including more seating and soon to serve cocktails, wine and beer
The café has been adapted to the look and feel as well as the size of its new environment with its multiple seating areas for customers to eat, drink, work and study. Its enchanting vintage decor, lush greenery and iconic teal accents remain, upholding Le Petit Dep as one of Montreal’s most Instagrammable cafés and will delight those seeking to create the cutest vintage Instagram posts.
An eclectic decor that came together one piece at a time
Magda Slezak and Clément Julhès, Le Petit Dep Supervisor, gathered vintage décor over the course of the last 4 months, one piece at a time for the new Griffintown location. The result of their collaboration is an eclectic decor that came together beautifully with help from Thomas Csano (whose other creative endeavours include Darling and Le Majestique) as well as input from friend Lysanne Pépin of Maison Pépin.
A menu from sandwiches to hot meals that won’t disappoint
Le Petit Dep curates a selection of local products as well as creates recipes with an in-house chef for their ready-to-go menu. They source their coffee from the renowned Pista roaster from Montreal. Local pastries and baked goods are served fresh every day such as croissants from Copains d’abord. Customers can also enjoy a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, soups, such as Smoked Salmon bagel, Asparagus & mushroom frittata, LPD-style Grilled Cheese, Beet & Feta cheese salad, and more. Hot meals such as the vegetarian Shepherd’s pie, Lasagna bolognese, or Mushroom Mac & Cheese are the perfect comfort food to be enjoyed on a cold day. All food is ready to go in take-out containers if in a hurry or all can be heated and savoured on site. During the highly anticipated summer season, Le Petit Dep proudly serves Les Givrés soft-serve artisanal ice creams, vegan ice creams and sorbets. Dalla Rose artisanal ice creams are also now available for purchase year-round in the frozen goods section. The new Griffintown location will shortly be adding cocktails, wines and beers to their menu.
Free coffee for all on opening day
The official opening of the new Griffintown location is scheduled for Tuesday, December 14th, where all customers can come in to admire the decor and enjoy a free coffee or any specialty hot drink from the menu. One per customer. Whether you are dining in or taking out, the Le Petit Dep experience is sure not to disappoint!
Montreal’s most Instagrammable convenience stores since 2015
Odds are you’ve seen the iconic teal facades of these beautiful cafés before, as thousands of photos of LPD have been posted to Instagram. The first Le Petit Dep came to life in 2015––on Rue Saint-Paul in the Old Port of Montréal––bringing a whole new meaning to the term convenience. The second location is also in the Old Port, on Rue Saint-Sulpice, while the third location can be found inside Carrefour Laval. Over the next few years, Magda hopes to elevate the Kander building’s legacy into a living, breathing creative hub that changes and evolves over time.
About Le Petit Dep
Le Petit Dep is the perfect combination of a convenience store and a coffee shop where locals and visitors alike can buy specialized food items that traditionally are not available in conventional grocery stores, all while enjoying third-wave coffee and a bite to eat. Le Petit Dep is known for its exceptional third-wave coffee, its vast selection of other hot drinks, and as a casual place to sit down with friends in a picturesque environment. It is also the best one-stop shop for homemade ready-to-eat meals, as well as local artisanal jams, caramels, chocolates, nut butter, condiments, body products, candles, and much more. They pride themselves on encouraging local artisans who don’t use fillers or preservatives in their products, which is part of what puts Le Petit Dep at the forefront of modern convenience stores.
About Magda Slezak
Magda Slezak is the owner and founder of both Le Petit Dep and Magenta Photo Studios. A creative entrepreneur at heart, Magda has never let hard work stop her from bringing her ideas to life. Her career started in 2002 when she opened the first Magenta Photo studio in Rockland shopping center which became an instant success. Today, Magenta Photo Studios has 9 locations in Quebec and Ontario. In 2015 she saw an opportunity to take over on a whim a convenience store in the Old Port which would become the first Le Petit Dep on Saint Paul and build her vision for what would become Montreal’s most Instagrammed convenience store and coffee shop.
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