Summer in the City

Just returned from a wonderful week in Montreal!  We were down east finishing off our latest project – a loft in Griffintown.  Once again, we were taken back by the architectural beauty of the city as well as the warmth of the people.  With our friend Anthony (Café Myriade) as our guide, we were able to explore a few new places as well as hit a couple of our old favourites.



Hotel Omni Mont-Royal

1050 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 2R6
Phone: (514) 284-1110

Loved the location, as it was central and easy to access all areas of the city.

Image from Hotel Omni Mont-Royal

Restaurant and Cafe

Le Vin Papillon

2519 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC, H3J 1N4

Sat at a picnic table on the back outdoor patio – the only place to be.  These wings were only a part of an amazing late night dinner.  Teamed with a bottle of organic wine,  it had all the makings of a perfect summer evening.


Hôtel Herman

5171 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1R9
Phone: (514) 278-7000

Great space with delicious food to match.  The lamb tartare is to die for.



5201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 2L9
Phone:(514) 503-1070

The server recommended the burger and it certainly did not disappoint.  Apparently, people come from all parts of the city for just the burger – now I understand why.


Maison Publique

4720 Rue Marquette, Montréal, QC H2J 3Y6
Phone: (514) 507-0555

We had the pleasure of meeting chef/owner Derek Dammann who is a definitely a master at what he does.  Not only was the evening a culinary adventure, his stories and sense of humour added to the night.  Bar counter is the way to go!  

 Derek Dammann (left) and partner Jamie Oliver (right)

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Café Myriade

1432 Rue Mackay, Montreal, QC H3G 2H7
251 Saint-Viateur O, Montreal, QC  H2V 1Y1

What more needs to be said – the absolute best coffee in town.  The local dairy Société Orignal that supplies the milk for the drinks is deliciously rich and sweet – no sugar needed.  The beans come from 49th Parallel Roasters which is based in Vancouver.  If you haven’t tried their coffee or bought their beans, you don’t know what you’re missing.


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