Our second depot de pain is on a corner site in rathdowne village and is still going strong.
The building was uninhabited with a long abandoned and poor quality renovation needing to be undone. The brief was to create a link to the first depot de pain, but provide a contextual solution.
The cafe was designed with three seating areas, a courtyard and cellar with the shop creating a bridge between spaces. Each room has it’s own feel and quality using the same palette of materials. The bread display was inspired by the standard shelving found in the neighbouring library. The continuous 45 degree detail on the oak joinery is something the joiners are very proud of.
The partitioned building is unconventional for a cafe and celebrated; providing patrons with options, each with a different feel.