Portland Street Crêperie

A Nova Scotian Twist on a European Favourite
Branding / Interior  / Identity

The Brief

Lifelong Dartmouthians, and father-son business partners, Neil and Max Cook understand the beauty of a handheld snack. The pair are behind the Portland Street Creperie (55 Portland Street), a new cafe/restaurant downtown Dartmouth.

The small french-style bistro will seat around 15 people and serve locally-roasted coffee, and of course crêpes, both sweet & savoury, operating 7 days a week.

What We Did

Our challenge was working with a small space, so we chose to keep the walls clean and vibrant and add pops of colour throughout the eatery. We also used sustainable materials such as the beautiful wood that Neil’s in-laws had salvaged from a Hurricane that had passed through years ago that don the crêperie’s counter and work stations.

The seating was inspired by the old french bistros you see in Paris, with additional constructed bench seating to maximize space for customers.  Old schoolhouse lighting hangs over the workstations and exposed brick chimney behind the service area.  This gave the crêperie a cozy yet open and old but new feel.

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Batter Splatter

The final logo was created by combining european and modern typography with a graphic element of batter splatter and crêpe paddles.

Window Signage Mock-Up

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Custom Pattern

Handcrafted for a Vintage Appeal

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Brown Paper Bag MockUp