Montreal Diaries: My List For Coolest Restaurants!


Hey there, foodies and wanderlusters! Canada has a lot to offer when it comes to culinary delights, and I'm about to take you on a delectable journey through some of the coolest food spots in the Great White North. Of course, you already know, that these spots are Instagram-worthy!

1. Barley: 

** A Pancake Paradise**

Barley is more than just a café; it's a brunch lover's haven. Their Matcha pancakes are a work of art, and the beetroot latte is as aesthetically pleasing as it is delicious. Don't forget to try their cereal latte or their charcoal latte. Both are amazing and a change up from your typical coffee shop.

2. La Belle @ La Boeuf:

 **Burgers and Beyond**

La Belle @ La Boeuf is all about burgers and creative cocktails. The "La Belle" burger, with Brie, grilled onions, and fig jam, is a must-try. Pair it with the Dragon Balls cocktail for an unforgettable taste adventure.

3. Slice and Soda: 

** Pizza Pleasure**

At Slice and Soda, the name says it all. Enjoy enormous pizza slices that are bigger than your head and wash them down with gourmet sodas. It's the perfect spot for a satisfying lunch.

4. Tim Hortons:

 **Iconic Canadian Fast Food**

A trip to Canada is incomplete without trying Tim Hortons, the most famous fast-food restaurant in the country. Don't miss out on their classic offerings, like poutine or a double-double coffee.

5. Caco 70: 

** Sweet Tooth's Paradise**

For dessert lovers, Caco 70 is a must-visit. Indulge in delicious ice cream with a variety of flavors. In the summer, keep an eye out for their unique pop-up options around the city.

6. Drogheria Fine: 

**Gnocchi Gem*

Discover a hidden gem at Drogheria Fine, where simplicity meets excellence. They serve mouthwatering gnocchi through a small window in a wall for only $5 Cad. That’s literally it and it is fire. You can also add a dollar if you want to spice things up!

7. Ken Coba: 

**Ice Cream with a Twist**

Right next door to Drogheria Fine is Ken Cobra, the coolest ice cream shop known for its ever-changing creative flavors. Try the salted butter—it's surprisingly creamy and delicious.

8. Deux Saisons: 

**Sip and Savor**

If you're a bubble tea enthusiast, don't miss out on Canada's delightful bubble tea scene. Try different flavors and savor the chewy tapioca pearls in every sip. I love this place because the interior looks so cool, everything is made to look like 3D paper.

9. Toledo: 

**Croissant Heaven**

Searching for the best croissant in Montreal? Look no further than Toledo. With an array of flavors to choose from, you'll find these croissants both delightful and diverse.

10. Le Pois Penche: 

**Upscale Indulgence**

For a more upscale dining experience, Le Pois Penche is your go-to spot. The duck is a standout dish, tender and cooked to perfection. They even provide blankets for outdoor diners on chilly days.

11. Tsujiri: 

**Matcha Wonderland**

If you're a matcha enthusiast, Tsujiri is your dream come true. Explore matcha in various forms, from ice cream to cheesecake and parfaits. Don't forget to savor their delicious soba as well.

Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure across Canada, indulging in the best food these spots have to offer. These experiences are not only delectable but also worthy of your Instagram feed. Remember to tag me when you visit these places and share your foodie escapades! 

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  1. Your Montreal restaurant recommendations are filled with boring chain store publicly traded companies which isn't very helpful.

    1. Wow! Im so sorry you feel that way. Places that I listed such as: Drogheria Fine, Barley, Deux Saisons, or Ken Coba are actually not chain restaurants. But I am so sorry you did not find my suggestions helpful, if you have others that you think should be added to the list Im sure my readers would be happy to hear your suggestions 😊. Feel free to comment your restaurant picks. Thanks so much for your feedback!