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49th parallel coffee in Ville St-Laurent !!!!!!!!!!!! Could this be true?

I just passed by a new coffee shop called La tache de café (french for The Coffee Stain) at 834 Decarie in VSL. I'm not sure if it is opened yet (it was 10:30 pm when I biked by) but peeking through the window, I could see shelves full of 49th parallel coffee beans. They also seem to be using the same espresso machine as Cafe Italia. So if you live around the area and have been desperately waiting to have access to good coffee, now might be the time. I will keep you posted as soon as I've found out an opening date (if they're not already open) and will post my impressions after my first visit. Does anyone else have info on that? Anyone as excited about this as I am?

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  1. SWEET.

    There are many small-batch roasters I wish I could get in a store up here. (I will pay for shipping if I have to, but I'd rather support the small-batch roaster AND an independent store in one fell swoop.)

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    1. re: Peaches to Poutine

      I went back today and they are not open yet. No opening date has been set but the news are good. People from Myriade are consultants for them. They were helping the do some fine tuning on their capuccinos today. It was already pretty good so I think we can expect great coffee to come out from there. As soon as it opens, I'll let you know.

      1. re: Simon Patrice

        Update

        It should officially open next week (no date yet) but customers are welcome to drop by for a coffee right now.

        1. re: Simon Patrice

          It's finally open! For now, it closes at 7pm, might close later when they get more staff. They also make ice cream. I tried their Epic Espresso and their cardamom ice creams and both were pretty good. The lattes and the one espresso I've had so far were very good and seem to improve from time to time.

          No I am not linked to the place in anyway. I was just happy to share good news as there are very few interesting coffee shops around here.

          1. re: Simon Patrice

            Cool! I am excited to try it and I am sure my coffee-loving husband will swoon.

    2. Went to La Tache de Cafe on Decarie today for the second time. I'm a big fan of Myriade and I must say that this is probably the closest I've had in terms of taste and quality (in Montreal). First time I went I had the cappuccino, second time the espresso, both were very good.

      Coffee afficionados definitely need to check this place out.

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      1. re: budd99

        It is now my go to coffee shop. It's so refreshing to have such a place in St-Laurent with that level of quality. The owners and staff are very nice people too.

        1. re: Simon Patrice

          Agreed on the staff there, very nice and approachable people.

        2. re: budd99

          Try Pikolo on Parc/Sher.

          Amazing...

        3. Are they opened late on Friday evenings?

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          1. re: carolilas

            Unfortunately no. They close around 7h00 or 8h00 pm everyday and are closed on sundays.

            1. re: Simon Patrice

              The best coffee in St Laurent with a barista that takes his time to make it right.

              The gelato is to die for with many flavours I never thought possible

              A true gem in the area.

              1. re: InterFoodie

                Finally tried this place, excellent coffee right up there with Myriade (but a touch below). Noticed the gelato and was told it's all made from scratch (no powders are used). Will have to go back to try it.

                1. re: InterFoodie

                  Yes the chef is quite passionate about his gelato. He had made us try them all when they first opened, and asked for our feedback. They have some pretty creative flavours!

                  I fell in love with their orange blossom frozen yogourt. Just a hint of orange and sour taste. Divine!

                2. re: Simon Patrice

                  They were closed during the Contruction Holiday period? Wanted to go in last Saturday afternoon, but they were closed.

                  1. re: BLM

                    I had the same experience. Seems they were closed, but there wasn't any notice on the door.

                    1. re: carolilas

                      Unfortunately they went out of business

                      Not enough foot traffic, parking problems, not the sunny side of the street and the several competing shops within feet made it impossible for them to continue.

                      Going to miss their great coffee and the kind people that ran the place

                      1. re: InterFoodie

                        That's really a shame! This place is going to be missed. And just in case Bill reads these forums, Many thanks for the great coffees, hot chocolates and ice creams during the last year. By the way, the kids at the daycare still talk about you guys. Take care!

                        1. re: Simon Patrice

                          Any other cafes around the area(or Western part of Montreal) serving very good coffee? Any around the West Island?

                          1. re: BLM

                            Not that I know of unfortunately.

                        2. re: InterFoodie

                          Are ou sure they closed for good? I drove by and it was closed but looked like regular closed,, not closed for good. I could be wrong as i glanced very quickly.

                            1. re: SourberryLily

                              The place is finally sold. We'll have to wait and see if an other cafe opens up there and if so, if they can achieve the same quality. It would be too bad for another generic cafe or restaurant to open on that part of Décarie. It would be so nice to be able to buy good food, good coffee, good bread and pastries or good beer in that area.

                              1. re: Simon Patrice

                                A bit off subject but you can find a big selection of microbrews at the depanneur corner Du Collège and Decarie, the one with the eiffel tower sign.

                                1. re: SourberryLily

                                  Thanks for that. I've been a few times but was more thinking of a brewpub. Maybe one day.