Jamie, you may not have met him before, but Jamie is my lost dog sculpture whom I adopted from Gillie and Marc. It was a time where I felt lost in my life. Unsure where my path was, doubting myself if I had any creativity to share with the world. Talking about is the first step to finding myself again.
Have you ever wished there was somewhere you could go to feel loved and appreciated? Have you ever woken up too early, and just needed a smile…or a damn cup of coffee!?
Gillie and Marc, the duo behind the beloved Dogman and Rabbitgirl, are pleased to announce the opening of their first owned and operated café. True to their style, the artists are bringing the world a coffee experience, unlike anything you’ve seen before!
At Gillie and Marc’s aptly titled Love Café, the only thing that gets judged is the great taste of their coffee! In the face of a world being torn apart by its differences, the artists wanted to create a place where anybody can feel safe and accepted. Creatures from all walks of life, regardless of race, religion, orientation, or even species (that’s right, pets are welcome) are invited to this vibrant and artistic atmosphere!
“The Love Café is a community inspired by the kindness in all of us,” said Gillie, “needless to say, we put a lot of heart into every cup we make!”
Lavazza has joined Gillie and Marc on their exciting journey to encourage diversity, love and togetherness. Lavazza uses the finest beans in the industry, and it’s a difference you can taste…perfect for a place that celebrates differences!
Looking to treat yourself? The Love Café also serves healthy and delicious snacks, like cookies, tarts, and bars. But it gets even better – with any art purchase, you receive a coffee and cookie for free!
“We believe there is no catalyst for loving social interactions quite like a great tasting coffee. When people sit together to enjoy their favourite drink with open hearts and open minds, the discussions that are formed can change the world!” said Marc.
For over 25 years, Gillie and Marc have been on a mission to make the world a more loving place through their art. Their autobiographical characters, Rabbitgirl and Dogman, symbolize the acceptance of all people as one. As unlikely animal kingdom companions, the Rabbit and Dog represent diversity and togetherness through love. Gillie and Marc’s public and private artworks can be found spreading this message throughout the planet, including major cities such as New York, London, Shanghai, and of course – Sydney.
The artists are now looking to elevate the experience of both art lovers and coffee cravers by combining the two to break down barriers, one cup at a time!
At Gillie and Marc’s Love Café, coffee isn’t just a drink – it’s an experience!