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7 Montreal Coffee Shop Terraces You Must Visit

Now that summer is (finally) here, it’s time to enjoy the weather! What’s more perfect than some cold brew or iced latte on a beautiful Montreal terrace? Check out our picks of awesome coffee shop terraces you can spend your summer at: Noble Café With its convenient location next to the Laurier metro station, Noble is truly a must-visit. You can enjoy their delicious cold brew and have some banana ice cream while you’re sitting outside, enjoying the weather. Great…

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Top 10 Date Spots in Montreal

Olive & Gourmando Owned by two chefs, Olive & Gourmando is one of our favorite lunch spots in Montreal. They have a small seasonal menu comprised of unique items, which saves you time to enjoy your date. Because it’s a very popular spot, it might take a while to get a table. While you’re waiting, you can walk around old Montreal with your date! 351 Saint-Paul St West, Montreal, Quebec A post shared by Olive + Gourmando 🙂 (@chezolive) on…

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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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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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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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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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Café Lali : L’endroit où l’art et la caféine font bon ménage

Ici, c’est mon histoire à moi. Un stagiaire allant à sa première rencontre pour Crema avec un café indépendant. Heureusement pour moi, j’ai eu la chance d’aller au Café Lali. Étant tout près du métro du Georges-Vanier, le transport en commun était un choix évident suivi d’une toute courte marche pour se rendre au café. Allant en direction du café, au loin, un somptueux bâtiment ressortant complètement de ses voisins. Gravé dans la façade et venant d’une autre époque : Bank…

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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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Valentine and La Petite Cuillère

There is something very special about the Montreal coffee community. Perhaps it’s how it brings so many things like local paintings, photography, food, culture, and music together, all for the love of coffee. It’s something that I never experienced in any metropolitan city until coming to Montreal. Or maybe how it’s evolving and growing as more people decide to take part in it. People like Valentine, who six years ago decided to make her mark in Montreal’s coffee community by opening her…

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Meet Ali Inay: Instragram influencer +

Ali Inay (@inayali) is the founder and content creator of #MtlCafeCrawl. Like many of us, the Montreal-based photographer began taking pictures when out working in coffee shops. After a while he decided to start the hashtag to showcase his coffee-related photographs in Montreal to his friends and followers. Soon enough, the hashtag #MtlCafeCrawl caught on and evolved into an unofficial yet influential guide for local coffee shops around the city. Its impossible to deny the vast power of social media today. So what can social media…

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