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Gavri Jun 25, 2013 07:53 AM

Heading to Montreal next week. It looks like the last discussion is a year old and some of the restaurants mentioned have since closed. Any updated recommendations? I'm looking for both casual (i.e. pizza) and nicer. Thanks.

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    AdinaA Jun 25, 2013 08:09 AM

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/856378

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      almond tree Jun 25, 2013 09:20 AM

      Umm ... I think that's the year old discussion the OP referred to. I'm also heading to Montreal this summer, so have a personal interest in the subject.
      What I want most is a place to have a great -- or even mediocre -- cafe hafuch.
      Anyone?

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      cappucino Jun 25, 2013 04:01 PM

      This was my thread. It's only a few months old. I don't think these places have closed.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/887046

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        almond tree Jun 25, 2013 09:16 PM

        Sounds like Gourmetti is worth a try. I can even get my coffee there!

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          avitrek Jun 25, 2013 09:27 PM

          Is Montreal known for its coffee that you're searching for a place to get a latte there? If mediocre is all you need I assume you should be able to find a Starbucks all over town.

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            almond tree Jun 25, 2013 09:43 PM

            No, I'm addicted to cafe hafuch & was worried I would not be able to find a good kosher version in Mtl.

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          Gavri Jun 26, 2013 12:15 PM

          Thanks, for some reason that didn't come up on my initial search. Thanks for the info.

        3. almond tree Jul 26, 2013 12:51 PM

          Did you find any places you liked?
          I am in Montreal now and after spending my first week here sick with stomach flu, I am starting to explore kosher options that involve more than applesauce and plain crackers.
          I ate at Mozart on Queen Mary. It was better than average. I had a tasty lasagna ($16), which contained slices of eggplant & sweet pepper in addition to the usual ingredients. My friend had a falafel plate (about $13 as I recall), very elegantly presented and delicious. The café hafuch (cappuccino) left a lot to be desired however.
          I also visited the IGA in Cavendish Mall, which lives up to what I had heard about having an extensive kosher section, including fresh meat and dairy. There is also a counter for prepared items like BBQ chicken, egg rolls, etc.

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