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 Review: Little Victories Coffee Roasters

This week’s roast is brought to you by Little Victories, an independent coffee roaster from Ottawa! Although we love our i deal coffee blends, we thought we’d try something new, in order to encourage more local businesses while back home for some quick little holidays. We discovered not only a super cool coffee shop and…

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…

Out and About : Mayfair Cocktail Bar

Jeudi dernier, on a été invitées à venir découvrir la nouvelle carte de cocktails du Mayfair Cocktail Bar, qui pour moi a été une découverte complète. J’ai pu en effet découvrir le côté givré de ce salon à thé alcoolisé qui se transforme en cocktail bar posh. Le style anglais est mis en valeur autant…

Coffee Review: Pilot Coffee Roaster

Lets start July off on the right foot! We’re starting the month off with a new batch of coffees to try! We currently have three different pouches of beans from various roasters: we’ve been testing them to give you the deets. This past week, we’ve been drinking Pilot Coffee Roasters, their Dabesa “washed” beans. Pilot…

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…

Out & About: Traveling to Ottawa

So you’re looking for activities and things to do when in Ottawa? Well, you’ve come to the right place. To have spent 80% of my life (roughly 22 out of my 26 years) living in the Ottawa/Gatineau region, I know a thing or two about what the city has to offer. I do admit, for…

Out & About: Montreal Jazz Fest 2017

The Francos are done, and now the Place des Festivals and many venues in Montreal open their doors to the Festival International de Jazz. There are so many artists that will be in town for this two week festival, you would honestly need to have the superpower of being a multiple places at once, or…

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,…

Saturday Special: Prosecco DOC 101

Its that time of the year again: BBQing with umbrellas, dining outdoors to escape the heat of the kitchen, and wishing it was appropriate to sit in a kiddie pool with a refreshing cocktail in hand. We complain a lot about the weather, but what do you expect, it’s a prime conversation starter for any…