Monday, August 28, 2017

Café Hublot

Café Hublot is a cute little café on Beaubien in the Rosemont area. It's very family friendly, with a small kid's corner in the back with books and a few toys. They serve tea, coffee, lemonade and some snacks including pastries, bagels, soups and salads.

It was a nice sunny day so I sat outside with a latté and my friend got some Bilboquet ice cream! If it weren't for the Indie Coffee Passport I don't think I would've discovered this cute place!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Café Reine Garçon

Café Reine Garçon is a new discovery thanks to the 2017 Indie Coffee Passport. This quaint café is located in the Plateau area. I loved the décor - a mish-mash between antique furniture and new pieces. It's a very quirky but fun and creative atmosphere! There is a mix of everything including couches, bar stools, large tables and outdoor seating. I enjoyed some chill music and a relaxed ambiance while catching up on my travel journal! I also noticed a stage near the back which they sometimes use for local artists to perform!

I chose a chai latté which was delicious. Even their mug and coasters were vintage chic! They have such a great collection of plants and book and little nic nacs everywhere. This is a great spot to have a coffee, grab a snack and to watch some local performances!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Le Brûloir

Hi friends!

The Indie Coffee Passport is coming to an end in just a few days. I’ve almost finished my visits for this year and am so excited to share all of the discoveries in the coming weeks – better late than never right?! 

Today I’m excited to share one of my favourite spots – Le Brûloir. This cozy café is located in Ahuntsic, just a short bus ride away from metro Sauvé, or a short 15 min drive from downtown. This café was also on the list last year and I still consider it to be one of my favourites!

The food is always amazing at this café. I arrived just after lunch time with my coffee buddy C, but most of the food was already gone to my dismay!! I ended up ordering a chicken panini with kim chi in it. It was so creative and I was pleasantly surprised with the spicy and the cheesy flavours bursting in my mouth!!!

The coffee is absolutely delicious. I had an equally balanced cappuccino with the perfect ratio of milk to espresso and just the right creamy smoothness. We sat on the patio and sipped our coffee after our lunch. I finished my cup so fast - a true testament to what a great café this is!

Can't wait to come back and visit again!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Café Fixe II

Café Fixe is one of my favourite brunch spots in Montreal! I've been here a few times (see original post here), and first discovered it back in 2015 thanks to the Indie Coffee Passport. This time I got to go back with my bestie S who was back in town for a few days. I started with a cappuccino and we both got a fruit smoothie.

My first course was a delicious scone with herbed butter. I'm really into compounded butter lately! S go the french toast with apple sauce.

For the main meal I got mackerel pancakes with a poached egg. It was sooo delicious and I'm so glad I stuck to this choice! S got sunny side up eggs on a bed of potatoes with bacon on the side.

To end off our delicious meal I got the crême brulée and S got the brownie. 

Café Fixe never fails! I will most definietly be back with friends for their delicious 4 course brunch.