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GARTE, THE CAFETERIA MANAGER – "Am I wearing a little bow tie? Am I wearing a bow tie and doing this?" He shakes the imaginary shaker, furiously.

Lawrence Garte is a character in Disco Elysium.


A man in his late twenties, Garte is the cafeteria manager for a franchise of three establishments, including the Whirling-In-Rags.[2] He was forced to step in to replace Sylvie Malaìika, who quit after Harrier Du Bois's three-day bender. He is actually quite familiar with the Whirling, as he's started his career as an employee there, in '37 - fourteen years ago. Garte also falsely believes that he himself is partly responsible for Sylvie quitting her job at the establishment.[3] He lives elsewhere in Jamrock, only coming to Martinaise occasionally to keep an eye on the Whirling-In-Rags.[4]


  • Garte manages the Whirling and is a source of some information about the murder. Most importantly, he's the guy you pay 20 every day to keep the door to your room open (after you cover the 130 worth of damages). It's possible to negotiate the cost down to 30 with a red skill check (threaten him with arrest etc. successfully).
  • Garte will provide some background on what happened with the body and give Sylvie Malaìika's phone number for you to call from Kim's Kineema. If you introduce yourself as a harbinger of ruin who seen the end, asked him about Sylvie before joining with Kim, or have 4 Rhetoric, you can squeeze some info why he thinks that Sylvie left out of him, which allows to proceed with a small quest later on.
  • When Garte confronts you about the money, you can use Savoir Faire 9 to slip away unnoticed (just flee). Failing the check is actually beneficial, as it allows you to negotiate the price down, as mentioned above.
  • Garte is also the focus of a task given by Sylvie. Garte thinks Sylvie left the Whirling because of him, but Sylvie says it was actually because of you and your drunken rampage. Talk to Garte for her and sort things out for them.
  • When you first meet him, Garte will be attempting to fix a taxidermy skua that Harry broke during his drunken rampage. You can find a taxidermy grouse in the fishing village to replace the skua and make it up to him.
  • If you successfully passed the Hand-Eye Coordination check for either the gun or Spirit Bomb equipped during the Mercenary Tribunal, Garte would show his newfound respect for Harry in the aftermath. He then offers to let Harry stay in his usual room at the Whirling-in-Rags free of charge.



  1. LOGIC [Medium: Success] – *Babybeard*... that can only be Garte, the cafeteria manager.

    YOU – "You mean Garte?"

    CUNO – "Yeah, fuckin' babybeard. Cleaned all your shit up. He's like your fuckin' mom now or something."

  2. KIM KITSURAGI – "Mr... Garte, right?" The lieutenant glances into his little notebook. "You run this place?"

    GARTE, THE CAFETERIA MANAGER – "Yes," he responds tersely.

  3. GARTE, THE CAFETERIA MANAGER – "Okay, you got me. She went away because of the dead body out back -- and because I asked for her number. That's why Sylvie went away. I hope you appreciate that..."

  4. KIM KITSURAGI – "You said you just got here -- from where? Are you a local?"

    GARTE, THE CAFETERIA MANAGER – "What? Of Martinaise -- no. I live in Jamrock. I only *sometimes* come here to keep an eye on the place. This is just one of many, many cafeterias I manage."