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Graffitied Montreal Cafe Offers Rad Rebuke to Boring Restaurants

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Photos by <a href="">Stephane Brugger</a> via <a href="">Contemporist.</a>
Photos by Stephane Brugger via Contemporist.

We have more than once bemoaned the odd sameness of trendy restaurant interiors (we're looking' at you, reclaimed-wood communal tables). This Montreal restaurant, Être avec toi escapes the tired tropes of eatery design for something a little different. The interiors of the restaurant are lined in colorful graffiti by local artists and, according to Contemporist, the wait staff is "fully trained" to respond to curious diners' questions about the works around them, which include traditional, word-based, tag-style graffiti and more elaborate figurative drawings, patterns, and colors. The restaurant's look is the result of a collaboration among a handful of design studios, including MASSIVart, W Montréal, BPC, Sid Lee Architecture, and Ivanhoé Cambridge. The graffiti doesn't seem to overwhelm the space aesthetically, instead adding a nice counterpoint to whitewashed walls, polished-concrete floors, and a swooping, sculptural ceiling. Take a look!

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