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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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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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La Finca: A place to escape the daily routine of life.

Have you heard about La Finca ? A friend suggested I should go there to try the exceptionally good coffee and homemade pastries since I love a good latte and discovering new places I decided to give it a try! I tried La Finca and it became one of my favorite spots in Montreal. It is the place I go to when I need to escape montreal daily routine. The first thing I noticed when I got there was the lovely…

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Café Code Noir, a place to feel at home.

With its artistic and cultural scene, its vibrant neighborhoods and year round festivals; it’s no wonder Montreal attracts so many young students and entrepreneurs from every corner of the world. Such is the case of Darine Darwich, owner of Café Code Noir, who arrived to Montreal two years ago from Beirut, Lebanon. She stumbled into the coffee business by accident, but fell in love with it. Darine met the previous owners of the café by coincidence. “It was a personal…

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Ali, @Clementine Café

Each Barista has a story. Here is Ali’s story. Ali is a barista and a young intellectual woman passionate about outdoor activities, religion, and women’s studies. She started her journey as a barista 3 years ago at Kafeine Café-Bar and now delights palates at Clementine Café while thinking about pursuing a master in Feminism and Religion in India. The enjoyable and relaxed environment in coffee shops drowned her to the coffee world. Ali enjoys learning how to get the perfect…

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Fanny, @LeMoineauMasqué

Each Barista has a story. Here is Fanny’s story. Fanny is a daring and determined woman who goes after her dreams. After her studies in law in France, she arrived 7 years ago in Montréal and fell in love with the city. She learned the art of making coffee by working as a barista for a few years before deciding  to open her own coffee shop in the Plateau. So was born le Moineau Masqué in only two-month’s time. Fanny likes to…

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Mike, @Rapido Espresso Bar

Each Barista has a story. Here is Fanny’s story. “For me, a nice coffee is the equivalent of having a nice whisky” Mike is a professional Barista at Rapido Espresso Bar. He started his career at the Café Art Java near Mcgill Metro and decided to become a professional Barista when he realized that instead of being a student who worked at a coffee shop, he was a barista studying on a side. For Mike, having a cup of coffee is…

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Aida, @Cafe Aunja

Each Barista has a story. Here is Aida’s story.  From Iranian background, Aida really feels like home when she is at Aunja Cafe. She has been working there for almost a year now. Aida is a barista, but above all a visual artist, always seeking inspiration around her and turning it into sculptures, paintings, and videos. Her type of coffee: Latte, soft and artistic What she likes in coffee shops: Service is what she values the most – it has to be…

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