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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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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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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 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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Montreal The insiders

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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Good Coffee, Local Art, and Clean Clothes

After reading an article on CNN about new laundromat-bistros popping up throughout New York City, I decided to find one of these contemporary hybrids in Montreal and check it out. After all, I’ve never been a fan of leaving my clothing unattended in the basement of my apartment building. I randomly came across the coffee shop Le Petit Bas Perdu (The Little Lost Sock) after hearing about it’s local art displays and grilled cheese sandwiches. To my surprise, as I walked deep…

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People

Louis Philippe, a coffee lover with a dream

Each cup of coffee unfolds a new story. Here is Louis Philippe’s story. Coffee is an acquired taste, but for some of us, it is more than that. Meet Louis Philippe, a coffee lover with a dream: to open a coffee shop.  I decided to write about his story while I was at Saint Henri Micro-torrefacteur and I noticed him reading The Coffee Roaster’s Companion by Scott Rao (Coffee Consultant and Co-founder of your favorite Cafe Myriade). The saying, “you are what you read”…

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5 Drinks you Must try Before is too Late

Spring is here! (Or at least till the next snow storm takes us by surprise). As the flowers blossom, our favorite Mtl coffee shops work on their new spring creations. Here is a selection of 5 delicious drinks you have to try before the season is over!  Maple Syrup Latte Kahwa Café. 331 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2T 1P8   Easter Latte Tommy. British Empire Building, 200 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T3   Hot Chocolate Pagaille Café. 101 Rue…

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