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

Simon Patrice Jul 9, 2011 07:55 PM

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?

  1. carolilas Apr 18, 2012 09:45 AM

    Are they opened late on Friday evenings?

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      Simon Patrice Apr 18, 2012 08:05 PM

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

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        InterFoodie Apr 18, 2012 08:46 PM

        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
          ios94 May 3, 2012 12:17 PM

          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.

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            SourberryLily Jun 29, 2012 02:11 PM

            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
            BLM Aug 6, 2012 08:54 PM

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

            1. re: BLM
              carolilas Aug 7, 2012 06:32 AM

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

              1. re: carolilas
                InterFoodie Aug 7, 2012 07:53 AM

                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
                  Simon Patrice Aug 10, 2012 08:57 PM

                  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
                    BLM Aug 12, 2012 11:44 AM

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

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                      Simon Patrice Aug 12, 2012 07:51 PM

                      Not that I know of unfortunately.

                  2. re: InterFoodie
                    hungryann Aug 10, 2012 09:23 PM

                    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.

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                      SourberryLily Aug 20, 2012 06:24 AM

                      Oh no, i loved their icecream!

                      1. re: SourberryLily
                        Simon Patrice May 11, 2013 09:20 PM

                        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.

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                          SourberryLily May 13, 2013 09:56 AM

                          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.

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                            Simon Patrice May 13, 2013 10:47 AM

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

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            budd99 Sep 2, 2011 12:55 PM

            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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              Simon Patrice Sep 2, 2011 09:26 PM

              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.

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                budd99 Sep 3, 2011 10:25 AM

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

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                Pornocreep Aug 23, 2012 12:18 PM

                Try Pikolo on Parc/Sher.


              3. Peaches to Poutine Jul 10, 2011 05:19 AM


                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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                  Simon Patrice Jul 10, 2011 08:13 PM

                  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.

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                    Simon Patrice Jul 23, 2011 08:18 PM


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

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                      Simon Patrice Aug 3, 2011 05:55 PM

                      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
                        Peaches to Poutine Aug 4, 2011 04:34 AM

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

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