Loaves to fishes


La Bête à Pain: Loaves to fishes

Drink a hot chocolate while contemplating the baked goods at La Bête à Pain, the bakery and take-out connected with neighbouring upscale restaurant Le St-Urbain. Not only are there tempting ...

The Foo Lam monty


Foo Lam: The Foo Lam monty

Restaurant Foo Lam, a dim sum joint away from Chinatown.

Scrumptious baklava


Amal Bohsali: Scrumptious baklava

I have a seriously weak spot for baklava. Cakes I can take or leave, sure I love chocolate (who doesn’t?), but I become giddy at the prospect of fine flaky ...

Bienville rendez-vous


Bienville sur Chabanel: Bienville rendez-vous

Up in Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Bienville sur Chabanel offers quality food in a striking setting.

For the outdoorsy types


Green Café: For the outdoorsy types

If you’d rather be outdoors than shopping, chances are you’ll still go to Mountain Equipment Co-op in Marché Central to load up on kayaks, tents or cycling pants. And when ...

Italian fix


The Italian Pantry: Italian fix

Whether you need a coffee fix or fixings for supper, you can trust the Marcone brothers, the owners of the Italian Pantry and the café next door.

Cheesy, easy


Mama Rosa: Cheesy, easy

At Mama Rosa’s you watch a ball of pizza dough being squished through a flattening machine, given a thoughtful stretch, then layered methodically and generously with toppings. Then you take ...

Chasing the lotus


Café Juicy Lotus: Chasing the lotus

Café Juicy Lotus is a warm, personable antidote to the chain-store feeling of the main Monkland strip.

Looking for Mr. Goodbar?


Sparkles: Looking for Mr. Goodbar?

Nostalgia draws the sweet-toothed into the candy store Sparkles. I meant to only buy pop rocks for my kids, but then I saw my American mom’s favourite, Heath bars (a ...

Celtic comfort


Gryphon D'Or: Celtic comfort

Gryphon D'Or is a homey place, particularly for those who crave a touch of the British Isles.

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