Coffee Break: Lapin Pressé

Il y a quelques semaines, nous nous sommes données comme mission d’essayer au moins trois cafés, faisant tous partie du Indie Coffee Passport, situés dans le Plateau en une journée. Je n’ai jamais parlé ni marché aussi vite de ma vie que cette journée là… Qu’est-ce que tu veux que je te dise… la cafféine,…

Coffee Break: Esquina, Bar à Café

Last weekend we had a coffee hunting extravaganza. We tried not one, not two, but three coffee shops in the span of an hour and a half. And let me tell you, I’ve never walked that fast in my life! Caffeine sure does put a pep in your step! Our first stop of the day…

Coffee Break: Cardynal – Bar à Espresso

Situé sur la magnifique avenue du Mont-Royal, le Cardynal – Bar à Espresso est un cozy petit café qui a beaucoup à offrir. La sélection sur le menu affiché au mur présente tous les classiques recherchés des plus fins connaisseurs, et quelques items qui nous ont fait poser quelques questions : une planche-dégustation dans un café,…

Coffee Break: Shaughnessy Café

If you’ve ever gotten off at Atwater station and walked down Ste Catherine towards downtown, you’ll have noticed that the streets are busy, and so are the shops. Being pretty much in the middle of all the university and college campuses, it can be pretty difficult finding a quiet spot to sit and get some…

Coffee Break in Gatineau: Café Mulligan

We’re taking you on a little roadtrip this week, taking you to Aylmer, Gatineau, for a quick little coffee break! For those that aren’t familiar with the area, it is the major anglophone neighborhood of the Gatineau region, located along the Ottawa/Ouatouais river. It’s quite picturesque, especially in the older part near the marina. Over…

Coffee Break: Café Saint-Henri (Verdun)

L’idée de notre blogue est née après un après-midi passé dans un café à Verdun, à quelques pas de chez nous. En fait, depuis que nous avons déménagé de Limoilou à Verdun, le café Saint-Henri est un must quasi hebdomadaire pour Marie et moi. Puisqu’il est situé à la sortie du métro de l’Église, se…

Coffee Break: Lili & Oli

This week’s new discovery coffee shop is the cute little Lili & Oli in the St-Henri neighborhood. I have walked by this place a couple of time, but it has always been packed of people, so I kept on walking… Mind you, it was always during weekend rush hours, so I attributed it to being…

Coffee Break: Café Myriade – Dominion Square

I’m going to let you in on a not so secret secret: there’s a “hidden” coffee shop in the Club Monaco on St Catherine street downtown Montreal. Unless you spend your time looking up to the sky, you won’t notice the tiny little sign saying Café Myriade hanging way above the street corner, but it’s…

Coffee Break in Ottawa : Origin Trade

I love coming back home: I love coming home to my mom’s food, seeing my family, and visiting my old favorites. I also love coming back home to discover new stores and restaurants that have popped up over the years that I’ve been away. For example, today we discovered Origin Trade, a new-ish coffee shop…

Coffee Break: Pikolo Espresso Bar

I’m not sure how, but yesterday, I found myself standing in front of Pikolo Espresso Bar on Parc & Sherbrooke, and I wasn’t too sure how I had managed to find myself there. Everyday, we do the same repetitive things, and one thing that has scared me is noticing that my routine of leaving work…

Coffee Break: Café Pista

Habiter dans le fin fond de Verdun et se rendre à la Station Beaubien, c’est toute une escapade de weekend. Il faut quasiment que tu te prépares un lunch et quelques livres de lectures pour le temps de ton déplacement, surtout quand c’est par métro. Ça vaut le coup, par contre! En fait, ce weekend,…

Coffee Break: Pigeon Espresso Bar

Looking the worst cup of coffee in Montreal? Pigeon Espresso Bar want’s you to think that they indeed have the worst… but in fact, its quite delicious. I have a paralyzing fear of pigeons… the stupid things rather walk across the street and hold up traffic instead of using its two wings to flap across…