drinking 〜 eating 〜 working 〜 reading 〜 socializing
Mandoline Hybride invites you to drop by L’Hybride – café & bookstore Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm! With local partners and a range of products entirely from Quebec, L’Hybride hopes to rally telecommuters, tourists passing through, afternoon dreamers and regulars of the village around its friendly offer.
L’Hybride will be closed from May 5 to Saturday, June 1, 2024 inclusively
To rent our spaces during this period, please consult the procedure below.
L’Hybride is open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday only, so the Mandoline Hybride team offers these spaces for rent at an affordable price to individuals and organizations in the Haute-Gaspésie. Whether it’s for a family gathering, an annual general meeting, a knitting or cookie-making workshop, the space and its fully equipped kitchen are available all day Sunday and Monday, as well as every evening from 4:00 pm. With its community calendar and flexible pricing (hourly, daily, or block of hours rentals), L’Hybride hopes to help revitalize Marsoui’s Alphonse Couturier Park and Henley Beach with a multi-functional space!
Available periods all year round:
— Sunday, Monday & Tuesday from 8:00 am to 11:30 pm (from September 1, 2023 to June 1, 2024)
— Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm (from September 1, 2023 to June 1, 2024)
— Every day from 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm (June 2 to September 15, 2024)
L’Hybride is also available full time during the following period:
— May 5 to Saturday, June 1, 2024 inclusively
To submit a rental request, please fill out the form below and our team will contact you in the following days.
Reading, working and socializing
Thanks to a partnership with the Montreal feminist bookstore L’Euguélionne, about twenty titles (novels, poetry, essays, comics, children’s literature) will be permanently on sale at L’Hybride, including several recent publications! This service will be complementary to the Mariette-Lever library which is still in operation at the Marsoui municipal building. L’Euguélionne’s selection will allow clients to make interesting discoveries, to buy books on the spot or to order them directly from the bookstore of their choice afterwards. What could be better than reading by the sea with a good coffee!
With high speed internet access, L’Hybride will be able to accommodate artists or autonomous workers for long days of work at the computer. A printer with a photocopier and a scanner will also be available to clients. It will be possible to pay a monetary contribution to occupy the place all day long, or to consume something while working, in order to value the spaces and services offered by Mandoline Hybride.
L’Hybride is also a social space for different types of people. Thus, there are many board games, card games, coloring books and toys for children. A relaxation area with carpets and cushions is also available.
A bit of history
If the old chalet-restaurant in Marsoui has been home to dynamic businesses for several years (notably the very warm Café du parc managed by Ludien Tardif, now retired), this municipal space had been vacant for more than a year when Mandoline Hybride decided to make it its headquarters last July for the duration of the 3rd edition of FURIES – contemporary dance festival in Marsoui. Given the success of the concept, which offered small dishes to eat on site or to take away, as well as a selection of handpicked books, the organization based in Marsoui since 2018 decided to occupy the place year round! In a village like Marsoui, the need for a gathering place and a restaurant offer was glaring, especially with the closing of the village snack bar, usually a staple of the summer season.