Le Petit Marche Cafe

Le Petit Marche Cafe Storrs Center
Le Petit Marche Cafe UConn
Storrs, CT

The UConn Co-op contracted with UConn Dining Services to operate Le Petit Marche Cafe, envisioned as a small town French bistro. The space has an open air design and is directly connected to the UConn Co-op Bookstore to create free flow traffic between the two areas. It was quickly decided the cafe would need its own street entry in order to capture early morning breakfasts, but this created security challenges due to the cafe and bookstore operating independently at different hours. By putting the cafe along the sloping street, it could be on an elevated slab to provide separation while offering a grand view into the bookstore proper. The cafe is 1700 square feet.