Thursday, December 4, 2008


For those of you yet to be personally acquainted with our special nook La Merceria is two comfort-laden worlds - a cosy cafe, with home-style Argentine inspired food and expertly prepared Illy espresso, and a haven of home decor from bed to bath to kitchen - that unite under the banner of "daily pleasures from around the world".  

La Merceria's light-filled space is curated (some people prefer to think of the space as a gallery) by Sandra Rojas-Chinni, whose intuition for heart-warming details is reflected in the unique selection of homewares. 

If Sandra is the heart of homeware, husband Marcelo is the backbone, especially when it comes to the Argentine delights of the cafe. Celebrated alfajores, homemade empanadas and a passion for espresso all stem from Marcelo's Buenos Aires upbringing. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Teroforma Whiskey Stones - In Stock!

While the phone has been running hot with orders for the ingenious Whiskey Stones by Teroforma as featured in Dwell magazine, La Merceria still has some in store. Be quick - as the ideal stocking-stuffer for dad or office gift, these rocks won't last...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Favourite Things

Often our motto during the hectic lunch hour at La Merceria, the poster comes framed or unframed in five colours to fortify flagging spirits when reading the next financial report.   

Favourite Things...continued

Tocca has come to the party releasing a special christmas scent, Vittoria; reminiscent of fir trees and vanilla, it's our pleasure to light this candle daily. 

Only 24 days 'til Christmas...but who's counting?

La Merceria is in the festive spirit, and has stocked the store to the ceiling with precious gifts for your loved ones (or for yourself, for that matter). 

Happy Birthday, La Merceria!

December marks the one-year anniversary of La Merceria! We would like to thank all friends, family and customers who have supported the store throughout the past year.  Through this blog we hope to keep you updated on new merchandise featured at La Merceria, as well as the daily pleasure of keeping La Merceria the unique coffee / home decor emporium that it is (I think I need an espresso...)