Launch of the Café SAT's Selection of Apéros! | Société des arts technologiques

Launch of the Café SAT's Selection of Apéros!

18 Jan 2019
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In early fall, the Society for Arts and Technology opened a “third wave” coffee shop offering a drink menu, breakfasts, and lunches, carefully prepared with quality local products. The Café SAT is now getting ready to launch a new experience on January 23 with its apéro menu. A selection of natural wines, cocktails, craft beer, as well as charcuterie and cheese platters, croque-monsieurs, olives, and lupini beans will now be offered from Wednesday to Friday over the winter season, and Monday to Friday come spring, in order to liven up after-work meetings with friends and colleagues!

As a reminder, the Café SAT, located on the ground floor of its connected building and filled with incredible natural light, brought a friendly touch to the Quartier des Spectacles. A welcoming spot for open-air learning, a meeting place for the digital community, as well as a tasting space, the Café SAT promises a multifaceted experience and serves as a mothership to meet passersby, students, and professionals from the neighbourhood, such as artists, researchers, and employees from the SAT.

“The SAT is an organization that merges creative activities, shows, research and training. This is why we wanted a space where artists, researchers, and enthusiasts like visitors could casually meet and get a glimpse into our bustling talent incubator. With the café, it will now be possible to come to the SAT at 7:30 am for breakfast, and leave at 3 am after a concert!” Monique Savoie – Founding president, Artistic Director and General Manager

The design

The lively and bright spot was designed by Alexandre Auché, Director of spaces and events at the SAT, in partnership with designers Amélie Daudelin-Pilotte, Hakima Djermouli, and Emily Robinson. Customised lights, revamped classroom desks and chairs, meticulous decoration, and co-working tables give the space a warm and refined ambiance. As an architectural signature, a special creation wraps around the bar: a wooden mashrabiya that tells the SAT’s history in binary code.

The flavour

At the counter, the love of coffee is clear: professional baristas serve you a variety of coffee beans from different regional roasters every month. The menu features seasonal products distributed by local producers. The dishes and breakfasts, created and served on site, reveal quality foods and unexpected flavours through original assortments: from the iconic “oeuf mouillette”, to the deconstructed smoked char toast, along with the traditional Mediterranean Mouna brioche.

The little extra

Going beyond the traditional cafe, the Café SAT invites you to discover and learn. It will host pop-up creative exchange activities open to artists, designers, and the general public. Included in the program: meetups, meeting and learning blitzes, technical challenges, open labs, demos, and networking.

Lastly, it should be noted that the Café SAT is a non-profit: its prices are affordable, and every dollar spent is reinvested in the fees of nearly 900 artists, the salaries of 250 employees, and the honorariums of over 50 researchers and teachers.

Café SAT Schedule
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Apéros: 4 p.m.– 8 p.m.

Web page & Café SAT press review

About the launch

Wednesday, January 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


  • Welcome speech from Alexandre Auché and Monique Savoie
  • Hors-d’oeuvres tasting and drinks in happy hour mode
  • Music by DJ Tony Denzel
  • Where
    Café SAT
    ac 6, place du Marché, Montréal