This cute bakery was squeezed into a 342 square foot basement space

A 342 square foot bakery is hidden in the basement of a building in Quebec

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

A few years ago, when Viviane Nguyen was trying to find a birthday cake for her child, who has severe allergies, she found it hard to find a cake that was allergy free, so she decided to bake one herself, which eventually turned into a small business. Today, Pâtisserie Petit Lapin creates cakes, cupcakes, and donuts, with a special focus on being allergy free.

Recently, it was time to expand, so she worked together with Architecture Open Form to create a tiny bakery in a basement space just 342 square feet, located in Montreal, Quebec.

 

A 342 square foot bakery is hidden in the basement of a building in Quebec

Photography by Pâtisserie Petit Lapin

Hidden behind the bright blue door, is a small foyer, displaying just a sample of the goods she offers in the bakery below ground level.

A 342 square foot bakery is hidden in the basement of a building in Quebec

Photography by Adrien Williams

The interior is bright and white, which is definitely a good idea when dealing with a basement space that has almost no windows.

A 342 square foot bakery is hidden in the basement of a building in Quebec

Photography by Adrien Williams

At the bottom of the stairs, is the customer counter.

A 342 square foot bakery is hidden in the basement of a building in Quebec

Photography by Adrien Williams

A touch of the old building can been seen, with the stone foundation left unpainted.

A 342 square foot bakery is hidden in the basement of a building in Quebec

Photography by Adrien Williams

Pops of pastel blue break up the crisp white interior.

A 342 square foot bakery is hidden in the basement of a building in Quebec

Photography by Adrien Williams

Here’s a look at the bakery when it has product and the point-of-sale system in place.

A 342 square foot bakery is hidden in the basement of a building in Quebec

Photography by Pâtisserie Petit Lapin

And of course, we had to share the creations that Viviane makes in her bakery…looks delicious!

A 342 square foot bakery is hidden in the basement of a building in Quebec

Photography by Pâtisserie Petit Lapin

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