On a gorgeous, early spring afternoon, my friend Lucie and I ventured to Saint-Viateur street to try out a café that was getting rave reviews from in-the-know locals. Set in the heart of Montréal’s cool Mile-End neighbourhood, we walked into the light and airy Café Myriade, our senses awaken by a delicious roasted bean scent.
The café’s walls were lined with bags of 49th Parallel coffee, a small roasting company from Vancouver, BC which produces a top-quality coffee bean. We ordered our lattes, my friend delighted to find out the café carries lactose-free almond milk, and settled onto a stool by the window. We had a lovely hour chatting and people watching, while enjoying our expertly made coffees. A wonderful way to spend a lazy afternoon.
Interesting note: the café shares space with a hipster-style men’s clothing boutique, Savoie Fils.
The ever-expanding Montreal coffee scene took another big leap this week with the opening of Myriade Club Monaco, the third café from renowned owner Anthony Benda. After the original Myriade near Concordia University, and Myriade Mile End in the city’s “hippest” neighborhood, this new café is located right downtown on the busiest section of the busiest commercial street in Montreal-rue Sainte-Catherine.
251 rue Saint-Viateur Ouest
Open / Ouvert:
Mon – Fri 7:45 – 17:00
Sat – Sun 9:00 – 17:30