Six Montreal cafés reviewed
Following from the previous story about a café being damaged by a car, here’s a coffee blogger’s account of visiting six Montreal espresso joints in a walking tour.
The information may be useful, but I’m always slightly annoyed by the “growth of the Montreal coffee scene” angle taken here. The Gazette had a piece last month that also bowed to the “finally a good coffee scene” notion – how wonderful that we’ve finally been enlightened by coffee culture from elsewhere, etc. etc.
But it’s just not true and we had a lively discussion about this here a couple of months ago – the existence of good coffee here from at least the 1950s is well attested and we can claim to be one of the best coffee cities on the continent.
We may have growth of new, trendy coffee bars à la Seattle, but it doesn’t mean people couldn’t get a good shot here before three years ago.