There are lots of reasons why we’re excited about our new Espace POP, but the one that comes up the most (usually around lunch and dinnertime…) is that we get to share the neighbourhood with some of the best places to eat in Montréal, from cafés to juice bars to world-famous bagelmakers. Check out our guide below for a tour of a few of our favourite spots.
La Tasse Gamine
5658A Ave du Parc
La Tasse Gamine’s bright, family-friendly space is more than the sum of its parts. Toys, books, and play space are only a small part of this family haven, which also features a full organic menu and family-oriented workshops. But, just because they hold one-of-a-kind events like children’s yoga and serve artisan lunches (“pita and coriander pesto pizzas”) doesn’t mean they overlook the little things—its also a great place to stop in for lemonade and cookies.
5570 Ave du Parc
http://emcafe.ca/Featuring a wide variety of organic bread, pastries, and artisanal coffees, this is a great place for an intimate breakfast or working lunch. EM Café also has a dedication to local artists, and curates a different visual artist every month.
Boulangerie, Charcuterie St Viateur
The bakery at Saint Urbain and Saint Viateur with lines out the door. Known across the board for its pastries, bread, and cheese; enormous apple turnovers and cheap, delicious slices of freshly made pizza.
5443 Ave du Parc
This juice bar just at the corner of Saint Viateur and Parc sees anyone from healthy-minded smoothie drinkers fresh from their YMCA workout to those wanting to duck in from the cold for a warm cup of soup and a toasted sandwich. Friendly staff and the freshest fruits and veggies make this a favourite neighbourhood lunch spot.
St Viateur Bagel Shop (La Maison du Bagel)
263 Saint Viateur