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12 great iced coffee treats to keep you cool this summer in Montréal

Nothing says summer like an ice-cold coffee drink. Whether you prefer a cold brew made by steeping coffee grounds in cold water overnight or a classic latte made by topping a freshly brewed espresso with cold milk and ice cubes, iced coffee drinks take over the city cafés come summertime. Below are a few of our favourite chilled coffee treats to try this summer. Vietnamese cold coffee at Cafeden If you’ve never tried Vietnamese coffee, you’re missing out! Cafeden is an excellent Vietnamese restaurant, and while not a café per say, their coffee is worth the detour, and they do offer it to go. Hot espresso is poured over condensed milk, ice is added, and the result is a sweet and refreshing drink you will come to crave. Coffee milkshake at Monsieur Crémeux The Monsieur Crémeux ice cream truck no longer needs any introduction to Montréal icy treat lovers. Their new brick-and-mortar spot on Beaubien Street serves a coffee milkshake made by mixing their superior vanilla ice cream with milk and homemade coffee syrup for a thick and caffeine-laden treat. Perfect storm at Caffè San Simeon The signature iced coffee at Caffè San Simeon is crafted first by filling an… / Read More →

Montréal’s indie coffee shops

From Villeray to the Old Port, these independently owned java paradises serve expertly brewed and thoroughly curated beans, sanctioned by Montréal’s hip connoisseurs. Café Myriade (1432 Mackay Street, 251 Saint-Viateur Street West and 1000 Sainte‑Catherine Street West) With now three branches scattered across Montréal, Café Myriade is not only beloved by Instagrammers thanks to the Nordic-inspired décor of their Mile End shop, but also by local coffee aficionados, as their grains are sourced from esteemed and fair-trade 49th Parallel Roasters in Vancouver. Pikolo Espresso Bar (3418 Du Parc Avenue) A student favourite because of its central location between McGill and UQÀM universities, Pikolo is among the most picturesque shops in the city. This two-level café is mostly famous for its miniature 3-ounce creamy lattes, made with single origin beans from Heart Coffee Roasters in Portland. Moustache Café (35 Beaubien Street East) Located in up-and-coming Mile Ex, Moustache Café is a secret few locals are willing to share for fear it would get spoiled. Cozy ambiance, vegan smoothies, enticing aromas produced by the Synchro espresso machine all await, along with the owner’s beloved Bernese mountain dog/mascot. Café Grévin par Europea (705 Sainte-Catherine Street West) Opened by local celebrity chef and restaurateur Jérôme Ferrer, this under the radar gem serves indulgent Parisian breakfasts and some of… / Read More →

Five cafés with international flair in Montreal

Montreal has seen a boom in independent cafés in the last few years. Champion baristas, single-origin beans and funky decors are part of every café’s equation. The following 5 picks are all that and so much more. Travel the world one cup of coffee at a time…