Sunday, April 17, 2016

Allo Velo

Allo Velo is a sleek bicycle & coffee-shop hybrid. In addition to coffee, Allo Velo mainly sells European style wheels, gear and clothes for cyclists in Montreal. This boutique is all about urban lifestyle cycling. They sell unique brands from local manufacturers and international bike forward countries. 

I loved this spot even though I am not a avid cyclist. They have a coffee machine in the corner of the store and they sell all kinds of baked goods and coffee from regular filtered coffee to espresso, flat whites, london fogs and macchiatos. They also have a pepresso on the menu, which is an eclectic blend of chocolate, and freshly ground pepper, resulting in a sweet and spicy espresso! I was so intrigued but it was not one of the coffee's included in the ICP.

This shop was closed in the winter and opened only after the ICP had expired. I was happy that they still honoured the coffee passport when we went back last weekend! Thanks Allo Velo for having us!

This post officially closes off the 2015 Indie Coffee Passport! Can't wait for next year!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Candide Café

We have finally had our first sunny spring day here in Montreal!! My friend C and I went to Cafe Candide by metro Beaubien. This cafe was such a great discovery! The inside is beautifully decorated with fun art hanging on the walls and an awesome full wall mural.

I loved the space and seating especially because there is a terrace outside and also a large table inside with easy access to outlets.  In the corner of the cafe there is a bookshelf which is actually a take-one-leave-one library.

I ordered an iced rose latte which was both beautiful and delicious. I even had rose petals in my drink! This fuelled me for a few hours of studying and then we decided to get freshly squeezed grapefruit juice to give us a final burst of energy.

I really liked the atmosphere here and all the healthy juice and smoothie options. This would be a great place to check out and I hope to go back again soon!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Spring Outfits

Hi Everyone! It's been extremely difficult to dress appropriately for the weather the past little while. Mother nature can't decide if it wan't to be hot or cold!! Here are some of my spring transition outfits lately.