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Bakeries/Coffee Shop for an overnight stay?

True til recently, but now 7:15AM because hey why not.

Sep 08, 2013
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

What's up with restaurants that don't serve coffee?

I don't own a restaurant, but I don't charge people for "staples" just for the sake of profit. But hey, you don't drink the shit, right?

Feb 24, 2013
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

What's up with restaurants that don't serve coffee?

some of us actually care about what we're charging you for. If you're content paying $3 for nespresso, there's no shortage of restaurants who'll oblige.

Feb 24, 2013
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Souk - Just For Laughs (food truck gathering)

The iced coffee is from the store, same as what's being served in the store. Cold brew doesn't command a premium price because it's less labour intensive, whereas brewing one cup at a time over ice often requires one person's attention for 3 - 5 minutes (and is rarely done well). We've never served any kind of iced coffee except for cold brew, fwiw. Cheers!

Jul 24, 2012
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Great coffee for Good Friday

8 - 7, as normal I'm pretty sure.

Mar 28, 2012
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Great coffee for Good Friday

Myriade's open

Mar 28, 2012
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Myriad problems?

Forgot about this point - the 49th packaging changed but the quantities are exactly the same, except inexplicably the decaf espresso is 12oz instead of 16oz. We sell most of the coffees for less than the roaster does themselves, and I don't anticipate having to change that anytime soon. I understand the confusion though, we can fit a lot more bags on our shelves with the new shape.

Aug 12, 2011
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Pikolo Espresso Bar

Truly excellent place and people, very excited to have another shop like this in the city.

Jul 14, 2011
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Coffee fiends! Direct your jittery eyes over here, please.

They're popping up recently, I know that Saint Henri Microtorrefacteur brews them and likely sells them, and same goes for Flocon Espresso on Mont Royal. I noticed a couple at Pikolo, a new space opening up next week on Parc just north of Sherbrooke (next to Pullman Wine Bar), but I'm not sure if they plan on retailing them.

Myriade doesn't carry any.

I think they're less common in general because Montreal until recently was a very espresso-centric city, so the demand for manual brewers was considerably less than in some other cities. I wouldn't be surprised if that's changing now, though.

Jul 10, 2011
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best prices for an espresso machine?

fresh bad coffee still tastes bad.

Apr 24, 2011
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Green Mountain Coffee in Montreal?

The only chance you have at fresh beans at flexible quantities are at cafes or roasters that roast on site every day. Cafes that don't roast keep their beans in sealed valve bags because it's the only way to keep the product fresh. Quantities within the bags are often at the discretion of the roaster, not the cafe.

Having said that, there's nothing wrong with buying a pound and portioning it out in freezer bags to freeze until you're ready to use it.

Aug 08, 2010
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Caffe Art Java

Definitely not closed for good, closed today instead of yesterday to better suit the office building they're in.

Jul 02, 2010
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Review of Les trois petits bouchons

far and away my favourite restaurant in the city - great review!

Mar 19, 2010
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Grindz grinder cleaner

I think Mali carries it, but I've also heard success stories from people who've used minute rice to clean out their grinders. Cheaper and easier to come by :)

Feb 23, 2010
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Openings - 2010

Joliette et Chocolat has a new location on St Laurent and Prince Arthur, though I'm certain someone else must have mentioned it by now (forgive me if this is the case).

I think this changes that neighbourhood, if it succeeds as it surely will, hopefully a shift in the dynamic of that area isn't too unrealistic to hope for.

Jan 31, 2010
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Strong Coffee Bean Blend

try using a blend you're already familiar with and use a bit more coffee per cup, that should up the brew strength. You can also try grinding a little bit finer or stirring and agitating a bit more (if possible). Good luck!

Jan 01, 2010
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Meal with Mom: Sparrow Brunch of M sur Masson Lunch

it's six, or at least was when I was there last weekend

Dec 12, 2009
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Cupcake Camp - Sunday, Nov. 22

I had a blast, I only stayed for about 30 minutes so more people could get in but it was overwhelming! So many cupcakes and smiling people. I'm probably having cupcakes for dinner.

:)

Nov 22, 2009
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

BUNS, minimal hamburger joint on St Catherine

$4?

Sep 28, 2009
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bad experience art Sparrow

bummer, I live a ways away and probably wouldn't chance it without a reso. Sorry you were treated that way, glad Lemeac worked out for you.

Sep 28, 2009
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Openings - 2009

I also had a pretty bad experience at Gourmet Burger. Tiny burger overcooked and placed on an oversized bun to compensate. Not well seasoned, probably pre-cooked and reheated, and twice the price of Buns or Picks. McKibbons across the street is much, much better.

Sep 15, 2009
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Trying to find high-end drip coffeemaker in Montreal, no luck

We ordered ours from Transcend coffee in Edmonton, very nice people to deal with.

http://www.transcendcoffee.com/produc...

Sep 12, 2009
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Whole Beans in the Latin Quarter/Village

At the moment Myriade is 49th only, and Neve will begin the same way. For what it's worth, they're only waiting on Hydro Quebec and as soon as a more powerful electric panel is hooked up they'll be ready to go.

Sep 07, 2009
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Craving Thai Downtown

Bangkok in the Faubourg

Aug 20, 2009
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

blind test -- the tastiest milk is...

I've never tried Liberty Bio, but did do a blind tasting with Lactantia, Natrel, Parmalat, and Quebon a year ago and decided Lactantia was the favourite. It's also worth noting that the flavours in milk can change seasonally, I imagine mostly do to with the environmental factors surrounding the cow?

Aug 19, 2009
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Frozen Almond Croissants

try Fous Desserts on Laurier.

Aug 10, 2009
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

best PUB burger?

McKibbons.

Jul 29, 2009
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Pintxo

I've eaten here 3 times in the last couple of months, and each has been among the best experiences I've had out in Montreal. Food and service are excellent.

Jul 15, 2009
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Visiting Qubec city

Nektar and 4M Cafe are both good bets for coffee.

Jul 07, 2009
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Coffee in Montreal?

open Canada Day, 9 - 6, will post on the website now :)

Jun 28, 2009
Anth in Quebec (inc. Montreal)