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Natalia Ruiz

Montreal

Summer mist at September Surf Café

Winter is a beautiful season in Montreal. Snow covers the city in white and there are holiday decorations everywhere. But after a while, you start getting tired of the cold and start missing those warm summer days. Luckily, there is a place in Montreal that has this California summer vibes all year long. Part café, part public surfboard workshop this place screams summer like no other! For surfers, September is the most exciting month of the year since it is hurricane season;…

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Montreal

Experience the Serenity of Leaves Cafe – Vegan cafe in Montreal

With so many independent coffee shops downtown, being the only all-vegan espresso bar in Montreal surely makes Leaves Cafe stand out! This minimalistic coffee shop filled with small cactuses and plants evokes a sense of calmness and peace of mind to everyone who walks through the door. The place itself is beautiful enough to snap a shot for your Instagram account, but you’ll go crazy once you see the latte art! It is simply an Instagram heaven! You might also…

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Montreal The insiders

Meet Max Vezina owner of La Distributrice

What I enjoy the most of writing about coffee shops is getting to know the people behind the bar. Last Friday, I had the pleasure of meeting Max Vezina, owner of the smallest coffee shop in Montreal, La Distributrice. With some great tunes playing in the back, I sat inside his very small, yet charming space, and interviewed him over a latte. How did you get into the coffee business? I started in Australia, I traveled there for a year…

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Explore Montreal

Cà Phê Con Leche: Where two cultures unite into one.

In the heart of Rosemont, just a few blocks from the metro station, on St-Hubert Street, you can spot a vibrant blue wall with a sign that reads Cà Phê Con Leche. Cà Phê means “coffee” in Vietnamese and Con Leche means “with milk” in Spanish. Named after Kim (from Vietnam) and Yasmin (from Venezuela) who are the happily married couple that runs the café. Kim’s family arrived in Montreal after the Vietnam War in the late 70’s. His mother…

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