Montreal

Le Butterblume

Le Butterblume


Eat

Omma

Omma

Omma | Chicken bibimbap.

Omma | Chicken bibimbap.

Omma (Mile End): Omma is a great Korean restaurant with a huge menu and delicious food. Located on a street corner with a cute patio under a tree.

Arts Café (Mile End): Hip spot for brunch with vintage details and a locally-sourced light fare menu.

O'Bagel (Little Italy): Just outside Marché Jean-Talon. Buy a dozen or have a seat and cozy up with a coffee and a sesame bagel with cream cheese.

Pizzeria Gema (Little Italy): Delicious, local & seasonal pizza. Lively yet intimate atmosphere. Great to come with a group, with family or on a date.

Le Butterblume

Le Butterblume

Le Butterblume | Toast with zucchini cream, ricotta, poached egg & duck jerky & homemade granola, yogurt, dried fruit, candied kumquats, sliced apple, puffed quinoa & maple syrup.

Le Butterblume | Toast with zucchini cream, ricotta, poached egg & duck jerky & homemade granola, yogurt, dried fruit, candied kumquats, sliced apple, puffed quinoa & maple syrup.

Le Butterblume (Mile End): A great cafe for a delicious take on brunch in Mile End.

La Capital Tacos (Chinatown): Street-inspired Mexican fare in an exposed brick space with a laid-back vibe. Amazing tacos, guacamole and cocktails.

Drogheria Fine (Mile End): A teeny little grocery selling delicious homemade tomato sauce. Walk up to the counter outside and for $5 you can get a carton full of homemade ghocchi from Gnocchi del Nonna.

Fairmount Bagel (Mile End): Best Montreal bagels.

Boxermans

Boxermans

Boxermans (Outremont): No reservations so expect a bit of a queue but the food is outstanding. The interior is beautiful and the vibe is very local and chill.

Chó (Saint-Henri): Delicious Asian-fusion brasserie serving tapas style dishes and mains with a Québécois flare. Recommend trying the grilled shrimp lettuce wraps, edamame, any of the bao buns (salt + pepper tofu is my fave) and the Brussels sprouts.

Beauty's (Plateau-Mont-Royal): Diner-style all-day breakfast/brunch spot specializing in dishes with Montreal bagels.

Mandy’s (Old Montreal): Chain salad shop loved by locals.

Olive et Gourmando (Old Montreal): Cafe and restaurant serving fresh baked goods, salads, sandwiches, breakfast and brunch.


Cafés

Leaves Cafe

Leaves Cafe

Leaves Cafe (Downtown): A cute little vegan-café and plant shop with great drinks (iced or hot) and dainty baked goods.

Ferlucci Café Boutique (Villeray): Cozy café with vintage accents and plenty of seating. Pick up a copy of Dinette Magazine, the perfect companion for coffee & tea, and spend the afternoon here.

Tommy (Old Montreal): Bustling grand cafe with historical architecture, plants lining the ceiling, two levels of seating and light fare.

September Cafe (Little Burgundy): September Cafe is an homage to surf culture and the excitement of "hurricane season," in a cool space that also serves coffee and light fare. Plenty of tables and a chill vibe should you choose to spend an afternoon.


Drink

The Sparrow (Mile End): Cool vintage-inspired bar/restaurant with exposed brick walls, great cocktails and a delicious brunch menu.

Big In Japan (Le Plateau): Speakeasy-style, upscale cocktail bar with delicious creations. Classic blues & jazz to set the mood.

Nesta (Le Plateau): For when you want to go out dancing to 90s and 00s music.

Riverside St Henri (St-Henri): Great riverside bar (hence the name) with delicious cocktails, plenty of seating, an area for dj/dancing and a huge patio with communal tables.

Bar Waverly (Mile End): Hip and lively neighbourhood spot with great drinks.


Hang

Dragon Flowers

Dragon Flowers

Dragon Flowers (Mile End): Lovely hanging bird-cage covered flower shop with a mystical charm.

Librarie Drawn & Quarterly (Mile End): Lively bookstore specializing in magazines and graphic novels.

Musée des Beaux-Arts Montreal (Downtown): Quebec & Canadian visual arts plus international contemporary artists on view.

Marché Atwater (Little Burgundy): Iconic Montreal market with tons of fresh produce vendors. Situated next to the canal for a little stroll to enjoy your goodies from the market.

Annex Vintage

Annex Vintage

Annex Vintage (Mile End): 90s vibe, retro, vintage store with clothes, shoes, accessories, jewelry and stationary.

Général 54 (Mile End): Cute women's clothing boutique with locally-made apparel (like Mary Young).

Boutique Vestibule (Mile End): Great spot for decorative home goods and accessories or women’s clothing.

Beaver Lake: Located on Mount Royal, a nice scenic spot to hang out on a warm sunny day.

Citizen Vintage (Mile End): Fashion-forward secondhand boutique.

Boucle & Papier

Boucle & Papier

Boucle & Papier (Mile End): Sweet paper boutique.

Musée d'Art Contemporian de Montreal (Downtown): Always some cool exhibitions on view.