Thursday, February 23, 2017

Le Petit Dep

Le Petit Dep is the cutest convenience store / café in the heart of the Old Port! I stumbled upon this spot last year and was drawn to its beautiful window display and green storefront. The dep sell all kinds of gourmet items, ready to eat food, snacks, candy and so much more!

I love that they have a little café section at the front of the cafe. I ordered a cappuccino and a few chocolate covered coffee beans to try! This is not exactly somewhere where you can park yourself for yours, but my friend C and I found seats at the window and had a chance to sit down and drink our coffees.

Le Petit Dep serves all kinds of coffee as well as smoothies and simple breakfast food. I love that they promote local products of the highest quality. Thank you Indie Coffee Passport for adding this one to the list this year!

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Esquina is a cute little café located not too far from the Mont-Royal Metro. This spot is great for catching up with friends or for working. The vibe is relaxed and the decor is lovely - lots of plants and wood details.

The day we went to the café was absolutely freezing (as you can see in the photo above). I wish I could say it was a cozy spot but I couldn't feel my toes the entire time that I was there! I'm sure that Esquina is very cozy during the other seasons, but all I could focus on was how to keep the feeling in my toes!

Despite the crazy weather, I enjoyed my latté and loved being able to catch up with my friends. Esquina also has a siple vegan menu to satisfy your hunger. Thanks to the Indie Coffee Passport for expanding my café horizons once again!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

La Graine Brûlée

La Graine Brûlée is a funky café with lots of Quebecois innuendo and paraphernalia. The minute I walked into this café I was mesmerized by the colours and the space. The high ceilings are so nice and the interior is designed in such an inviting way. There are picnic tables with umbrellas, booths, bunk beds, tents, and tables.

The focal point of this cafe is an enclosed circular booth with bars around it, which simulate the shape of a ferris wheel. There is actually a small ferris wheel that is moving in the centre of the large table. The atmosphere here is fun and reminds me of a carnival. The bright lights helped cheer me up during the long, dark, winter days.

I ordered a cappuccino which I enjoyed, plugged in my headphones, and had a very productive working hour. This café also has brunch on the weekends for the whole family, and you can even rent out space for parties. I’ve been here twice already and was so excited to see that it was included on the 2017 Indie Coffee Passport. I’ll definitely be back since it’s close to my office and easily accessible by metro as well.

I’d encourage you to look into buying the ICP for your city. It’s a great way to explore at such a reasonable price!!