A small place painted in bright green and with a long queue outside easily catches eyes of the people. Kem CoBa is one of the most loved and favorite ice cream parlors of Montreal. This popular ice cream center has been offering homemade ice creams of some common and unusual flavors. Not only this, they also have sorbets and cheesecakes which are, also, loved by all the locals and visitors. This small joint has to be there in your list if you plan to visit Montreal.
As it’s name suggests, this welcoming restaurant offers something for everyone. For the vegetarian, the Herbivore plate, which offers a selection of 5 vegetarian appetizers, is just right. For the meat-lover, the Carnivore plate comes with three meat sandwiches of your choice, and comes with a side of rice, lentils, and hummous. For the majority of us who lie somewhere in between, the Omnivore plate allows you to mix and match whatever combination you would like. With warm décor, friendly staff, and an inventive menu, this St. Laurent spot could easily become your new regular lunch spot.
If you happen to be passing by this restaurant in the morning, be sure to drop in for a hearty breakfast. Chez Jose Cafe offers a wide range of breakfast items of both regular and vegan varieties. Along with sweet treats like danishes and croissants from their bakery, they also offer a variety of crepes, bagels, fresh fruit juices, omelettes and crepes. You can also stop in for a quick lunch and opt for a soup and sandwich combo. Providing diners with a pocket-friendly but delicious meal in a cozy ambiance, Chez Jose Cafe has definitely earned its popular acclaim.
When you walk across rue Bernard Ouest, the display of decadent, baked goodies that line Cheskie Bakery are sure to beckon you in. As you step inside, baskets after baskets of cakes, breads, cheese crowns, danishes, croissants, hamantaschen and the popular babka laof fight for your attention. All of these are freshly baked, and hence sell off pretty quickly at Cheskie Bakery. Pack a few to go, while you snack on something delicious and leave the place feeling ecstatic and excited.
Euro-Deli Batory is a small eatery located on Saint Viateur Ouest that has a glass wall with too many colorful things painted and written on it. This place serves some of the best pieogirs (Polish dumplings), in Montreal. This cafe prepares other food and drinks in traditional Polish style. This restaurant with simple yet beautiful interiors and tables makes it a perfect option for spending quality times.
St-Viateur Bagel delights all its guests with the freshly baked delicacies it serves. Established in 1957 this bakery is in the neighborhood dotted with several other bakeries and has managed to gain loyal customers through its decadent menu. The traditional sesame-seed variety is now supplemented by poppy seed, whole wheat and many other flavors. Don't forget to carry cash as the bakery doesn't accept cards. Its delicious menu complemented by prompt service and warm hospitality will make you come back for more. Open for 24 hours, this is a great spot to swing by for early morning cravings or late night hunger pangs.
If you wish to give your palate a break from the local cuisine head to Pho Bang New York, a quaint Vietnamese restaurant serving soulful food. This restaurant is a chain of the Pho Bang in New York and gives the same authentic taste as its American sister. From Tonkinoise soup, spring rolls, Bun Bo Hue to the beef soup and more, everything in Pho Bang arrives at your table in massive portions. Their taste suits the likes of kids and adults, which makes a visit to Pho Bang New York, a complete family experience. On a cold evening, a take out from them comes recommended.
Tucked away amidst the myriad little Asian shops and eateries lining the streets of Chinatown in Montreal, you'll find Pho Cali. Though not much to look at, and largely popular as a take-away, their selection of Vietnamese staples like Pho, Spring rolls, Bahn Mi are a good option for a budget friendly and filling meal. Especially popular with a younger crowd and students and professionals looking for a quick, reasonable meal. For takeaways give them a call.
If you're in the neighborhood of Chinatown and craving Ramen noodles, Sumo Ramen has a nice selection of dishes to choose from. Casually cheerful, the décor is simple but nice. With Japanese specialities like Edamame, Gyoza, Fried Tofo, Takoyaki, Japanese Curry Rice besides the hearty Ramen variations there is plenty to choose from. Try a glass of their popular Bubble Tea along with your meal. The appetizer selection is especially popular with regular customers.
Ming Tao Xuan is a tea cafe which serves a huge variety of teas prepared in typical Chinese style. It has some vegetarian appetizers as well. Entire room is decorated with Chinese artworks and paintings. You can find beautiful Chinese and Japanese articles like tea cups, spoons, containers, etc. They also have beautiful jewellery made from local stones and beads. You can also check and order these items from their website. They deliver to almost all the parts of the world.
As you walk around Chinatown, you'll come across several little eateries and cafes, tucked into little nooks and crannies. Though unremarkable to look at, you won't come here for the décor, but for the food. Pho 97 has it's fare share of regulars lining up to savor their favorite dishes. Best known for it's steaming bowls of Vietnamese Pho served with thin noodles and plenty of filling toppings. Other popular dishes on the menu include Vietnamese cold spring rolls and steamed chicken dumplings. Enjoy a cup of their complimentary green tea as you wait for your meal. The best part is, you won't burn a hole in your pocket after eating here, prices are very reasonable.
Popular chain of cafes and coffee-house, Tim Hortons is best known for it's delightfully flavorful coffees, efficient service and sweet treats. A great option whether you're looking to pick up a coffee to-go or whether you'd like to sit and relax for a while. With available Wifi, comfortable atmosphere and a nice selection of their special doughnuts, sandwiches, wraps and of course, hot coffee you can easily spend a few hours at this neighborhood coffee shop, tucked away in the lovely historic district of Old Montreal.