Like in most cities around the world, third-wave coffee shops have been on the rise in Montreal lately, with seemingly a new one opening every week (with yet another plaid-wearing owner). And these independently owned cafés are no longer limited to the cool Plateau-Mont-Royal neighborhood but have had great success in many other areas, like Villeray and even the more traditional Old Port. Here are the best coffee shops in Montreal, where beans are thoroughly curated and latte art is king.
It was just past 1PM when our guide met us at a busy street corner in Montreal’s Jewish neighborhood. An area I already knew quite well, having roamed its streets and dined in its restaurants several times over the past couple of years. After all, I live a mere 10 minutes away. But this familiarity was, […]
Whether you need to unwind after a stressful journey or because you simply want to see the city in a whole new perspective, there is a plethora of picturesque and relaxing spas in the heart of Montreal, from the old town to residential, locals-approved areas. Bota Bota What could be more relaxing than watching the city’s […]
If there’s one thing Montrealers love more than summer itself, it’s terraces. With cold weather persisting for the better part of the year, it’s only natural that locals would try and cram in as much time in the sun as possible. From May to September, patios and terraces are pretty much the only options when it comes to dining out in the city for those Canucks.
As the incontestable festival capital of the world, Montreal knows how to throw a good party. Summer, winter, autumn or spring, the weather is never a good excuse to not have a good time in this lively city. And while summer is definitely the busiest period with some of the world’s famous music festivals, fireworks […]
Although road tripping in Canada requires both ample vacation time (it is second largest country on the planet, after all) and loads of patience, the particular bit between Montreal and Quebec City has the rare advantage of being relatively short yet picturesque. These 155 miles of exceptionally flat land along the mighty St. Lawrence River definitely hold a few gems, the Canadiana kind […]