Is This The Smallest Cafe In North America?

La Distributrice is an eentsy-weentsy lilliputian little cafe in Montreal, and they’ve got design blogs buzzing for ier smart branding and smaller-than-average package. We can’t stop drooling! According to social media outlets, the space had previously been a number of businesses, but La Distributrice is going strong and approaching its one year anniversary.

Their tasteful design pairs well with their taste in coffee – they serve Dark Horse Blend espresso from Detour Coffee. But seriously, their design aesthetic is caps lock STUNNING. Just oogle this handsome cup holder:

Look at this cup holder! Look at it!

We’ve compiled more photos to gawk at via Facebook:



But part of the hook at La Distributrice is that they claim to be “the smallest cafe in North America.” Well, is it? Do you know of something smaller? Sound off in the comments below!


  1. says

    With only two people – one on register, one on bar – they must work *really* hard to handle any kind of volume higher than a slow trickle.

  2. says

    I second Brett. Parlor Coffee in the back of the Persons of Interest barbershop in Williamsburg, NY. Tiny espresso bar and the coffee he roasts himself is some of the best I’ve had.

  3. says

    Those cup holders have been around for a while. I remember seeing them on a holiday coffee gift list a year or two ago. Also I wouldn’t call this a cafe, it is more like a take out cart behind walls – wouldn’t being called a cafe necessitate having seats for customers inside the building / space?

  4. says

    Cafe French Toast also posted on this local coffe shop in Montreal. The superb design is by graphc designer Gabriel Lefebvre. Good thing to spread local talent! Thanks!

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