Crudessence paradis!

A new branch of the vegan restaurant opens on Saint-Viateur Street in the Mile-End.

What better way to pair living ingredients than with living materials! Solid ash and raw brass make up the palette of this ultra-compact and welcoming restaurant on trendy Saint Viateur Street. Measuring just 650 square feet, the space features 24 seats, a shop and a large kitchen. This is an amazing feat abounding in architectural ingenuity: community tables inside the bay windows, an intimate nook on the shop side, a recessed dessert display and a long linear pass through. The storefront boasts a digitally cut, projecting sign made from solid brass that sets the tone, and the suspended letters “c r u d e s s e n c e” over the entrance invite passers by to experience paradise!


L. McComber – architecture vivante


Olivier Lord, Laurent McComber


Frédéric Tassé




Steve Montpetit


Mile-End, Montréal