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Jun 8, 2010 09:36 AM

List of proper espresso spots in Montreal?

If you're like me, you enjoy finishing a nice meal with a proper espresso but it's incredibly hard to get one that understands the ACTUAL meaning of allongé, crema, etc. So how about a list of "espresso safe" places? Cafes and restaurants

Cafe Olympico
124 Rue St-Viateur Ouest
Montréal, QC H2M 2T6

Cafe Milano
5190 Jarry E
St-Léonard, QC H1R 1Y4, Canada
(514) 852-9452

Au pain dore (was surprised by this one)
5549, avenue De Monkland,
Montreal, QC H4A 1C8

Bar Mainstreet
I can't find the address, but it's on St-Laurent, corner of Rachel

I know i'm missing a lot but it's a starter.

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  1. I find it truly surprising how many very good restaurants have very ordinary espresso. I can think of far more examples of that than I'd like to.

    I did, however, have a very good espresso (49th Parallel, no less) at Le Chien Fumant a few weeks back.

    1. Check out this best coffee in Mtl thread, it should keep you busy for a while:

      Started a while back, but I think all recent players are there as well.

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      1. re: sweettoothMTL

        Thanks sweettoothMTL! I did a search before and couldn't find anything.

        Cherylmtl, no kidding! I hate that decision after a great meal of "Do I take a chance on the coffee or not?" Depending who i'm with, and where we are, I sometimes just say "Let's go <X> and get a coffee"