When Magnolia Redouté opened her “Creative Magnolia Café” in 2018, she was a pioneer. Inspired by the “ceramic cafés” of Canada, this tea room, restaurant and creative workshop is a first in Toulouse. Magnolia decides to settle on avenue de Grande-Bretagne opposite the Cartoucherie eco-district then under construction. This Franco-Colombian, former English teacher, likes contact and wants to pass on her passion for creative hobbies. “I wanted a place where adults and children could discover several activities without having to invest. Here all the equipment is provided, you come when you want, without commitment”. For Magnolia, “the important thing is to take time for yourself”. Sewing, painting, scrapbooking, decoration on ceramics, pottery, the possibilities are endless. For those who want to go deeper and learn new techniques, she offers weekly workshops. On the catering side, the offer is just as wide and Magnolia is on all fronts: brunch, afterwork, tea-time or snack. At noon, vegetarian dishes, stewed meat, and for private evenings, Colombian specialties. Young people, families, groups, Magnolia Café has gradually forged a clientele through word of mouth. Unfortunately, the health crisis and now the attractiveness of the new living space of the “Les 500” eco-district have darkened its future. At the end of last year, when Magnolia was ready to stop everything, its most loyal customers suggested that it found a cooperative to continue to support Magnolia café.