Cattaneo Bros

The Mercantile


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Located in downtown San Luis Obispo, The Mercantile carries specialty food items from over ten different local companies, including all lines of Cattaneo Bros. jerky. In addition to local food items, we carry a variety of home décor and gifts for all.



Check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and their brand new Blog!

Cattaneo Bros. owner and president, Katelyn Kaney, dreamt of opening a retail store in downtown San Luis Obispo. Katelyn's mother, Jayne, owned a shop in downtown SLO called The Backdoor, where Katelyn spent her childhood soaking in her mother's creativity and business integrity.




Nearly 30 years later, passion and circumstance have collided. The Mercantile boasts the Cattaneo Bros. name while being located in the exact building where The Backdoor was once open for business. 













{April 2, 2014} We are pleased to have been featured in the "Bites" section of one of our favorite local papers, New Times! Read a local's perspective on Cattaneo Bros. and The Mercantile here.

{March 7, 2014} The Mercantile feat. Cattaneo Bros. was awarded SLO Downtown Association's prestigious 2013 Beautification Award for Merchandising. We were awarded among many other local businesses, both brand new and long-established. What an honor to be recognized after less than four months of business!

{March 7, 2014} Local photographer and blogger, Sabrina Klomp, wrote a sweet story on The Mercantile and featured it on her blog, One, Another. Check it out here.

{February 19, 2014} We love local vintage shop, Ruby Rose. We love even more to have been featured on their blog! Read our story here.



What we carry

Among the lines of Cattaneo Bros. Jerky, The Mercantile carries products from many local companies including:

Jocko's Mix

San Luis Salsa Co.

Old Country Deli Roundup Seasoning

Susie Q's Brand

Marich Premium Chocolates 

Robbins Family Farm 

Bee Friend

Bren's Original Blend Seasoning

San Luis Soap Co.

Bless Your Heart Specialty Baking

Humble Hive Honey Co.

O Olive Oil

Scout Olive Oil

Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kits

Cal Poly Jams and Chocolates

Formosa Hot Sause

La Panza Ranch

Monkey Spit Hot Sauce