Monday, May 21, 2018

Le Baobab II

Le Baobab is a cozy little coffee shop in Montreal's Verdun neighbourhood on Wellington. I first visited this café a few years ago (see post here) and this time I got to visit in the summer. Instead of ordering a coffee I decided to get a fruity iced tea to beat the heat! Their coffee and tea selection is great, as well as their food menu. You will often find students cooped up with their laptops and headphones studying away. This is a great spot to hunker down for a few hours and get stuff done! I definitely had a productive afternoon here thanks to the Indie Coffee Passport!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

LaRue et Fils Castelnau II

Café LaRue et Fils has two locations - both of which I love! The Castelnau location is so pretty with lots of plants inside and a ton of natural light. I visited a few years ago as well but in the winter (see post here). I love sitting by the window because I love the view of the church across the street! In the summer there is some patio seating outside. The coffee here is great. Grab a seat for a little while and sip your coffee while enjoying a good book!

Travel Tip: Visit the fruit and vegetable stalls at the Jean Talon market!


Friday, May 11, 2018

Café Vito II

Café Vito is the quintessential neighbourhood café in Villeray. My first visit was in the winter (see original post here) and I have to say - the vibe is so different in the summer! The doors and windows were all open, and people were ordering their coffee through a little window outside! Families were walking by and greeting the owner and staff at the café! I loved watching the interaction and it made me feel so at home!

The café is named after the owner - Vito Azzue. I noticed that he made it a point to get to know his customers (including me!). I ordered a cappuccino and biscotti to go with it. Both were so good - I could've easily gone back for seconds!

Vito serves coffee, sandwiches, breakfast items and cannolis.  They also sell merchandise in their store along with beans to brew at home. If you're looking to cater an event or business meeting they offer these services as well!

Travel Tip: Get your coffee, snack and/or gelato to go, and spend an afternoon at Parc Jarry which is a short walk away!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Café Sfouf II

Hi friends! Forgive me as I'm still catching up on my  2017 Indie Coffee Passport posts! There have been a lot of changes on my end, but I'll save that for another post.

Café Sfouf is one of my favourite cafés in the Village. I remember visiting it back in 2015 on a frigid day and I got such a warm and fuzzy feeling when I stepped inside. Every drink is served with a Sfouf - a small traditional Lebanese cake!

This time, we were lucky enough to stop in after work on a hot day! Instead of ordering a coffee, my friend C and I decided to get some fresh berry lemonade which was so refreshing! The café has gorgeous garage style doors, and these were open. We got prime seats right by the window and soaked up all the sun while enjoying the perfect breeze. I also love the large communal table in the middle which is perfect for group work!

I love the casual atmosphere here with all of the plants and natural light! This spot is such a neighbourhood favourite where families and students can flock to. I'll be sure to come back!