Located in the heart of the Saint-Georges district, at 11 place Occitane (the square just above the Saint Georges shopping center), Mintaka & Co has just opened its doors. Meeting with Aurélie Perez, the hostess.
On each of the light wooden tables, there are small bouquets of dried flowers stuck in transparent vases. On the shelves, there are books, stone jewelry, games, herbal teas, incense, candles, clocks… And on the curve of a wall, sun catchers await the first ray of light. . Everything comes together in a beautiful harmony of pastel and terracotta tones. At the “Mintaka & Co” coffee shop, which Aurélie Perez has just opened, place Occitane, in Toulouse, nothing is left to chance. “I want people who come here to feel at home and want to spend time there”, announces the owner of the place.
This morning, Aurélie Perez made chocolate fondants that deliciously perfume the room. Her little homemade pastries are offered as an accompaniment to the various drinks on the menu: herbal teas, teas, rooibos, coffees, lattes,… 28 year old manager.
A graduate in marketing and communication, Aurélie Perez was an office manager in a coworking space in Toulouse, where she already took care of the well-being of coworkers, before opening her own shop, “my dream of a little girl”, slips-t- she.
Followed by many people on social networks, “and especially Instagram”, Aurélie Perez wishes with Mintaka & Co, “to offer a physical place that can serve as a hub and connect people with each other around events such as creative workshops, initiations, conferences….”.
Aurélie Perez baptized this place “Mintaka”, in reference to a star in the constellation of Orion. “The legend says that the beings who populated this star came to earth to teach us to see the beauty in everything and the light in everyone”. A way of approaching life in a positive way that seduced the young woman, to the point of making it the identity of her coffee shop. “Here, I want to bring people together around well-being, personal development and spirituality,” she concludes.