Sunday, November 10, 2013

Le Magasin Général du Vieux Montreal

Montreal is a gorgeous city filled with young professionals, students and of course visitors. One of my favourite things to do here is to host family and friends that come to Montreal for a visit. It’s a great chance for me to explore more of the city, find hidden gems and sites, and of course spend time with those I care about!

My most recent visitor was my cousin, S. Together we toured the McGill campus, went shopping, hit the town and of course explored all the beautiful sites of Old Port. While we were in Old Port we stumbled across a cute store right by the water called Le Magasin Général du Vieux Montréal on Rue de la Commune. This market had gorgeous trinkets and treasures that included but were not limited to jewelry, home decorations and unique gifts.


In the back of the store we found a little café-like bistro that served everything from hors d’oeuvres, wine, soups, sandwiches, desserts and of course coffee! All of their food was homemade and seasonal! We started with bruschetta as an appetizer and then I ordered a chai latté and S ordered a glass of warm milk with butterscotch flavouring. It was the perfect afternoon snack to tie us over until dinner, and our drinks warmed us up after the chilly walk through Old Port.

Although Le Magasin du Vieux Montréal opened in 2010 the bistro only opened in 2013. The bistro is a beautiful yet small space with exposed brick and a grand piano in the corner giving it a very cozy and rustic feel. It was filled with couples, friends and families all stopping in for a snack after their shopping. It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas shopping and this boutique is definitely a good place to check for those family members who are harder to pick gifts for! Le Magasin du Vieux Montréal has everything you could possibly be looking for!

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