The next day of our trip, we were our own guides. We ate a quick “pre-breakfast” at our bed & breakfast, then took the metro to the Jean-Talon market. We were able to sample beautiful brightly colored fruit and baked goods. One of my favorite things there were the mini Nutella covered Belgian waffles. We ate our way through Jean Talon Market , picked up some homemade soaps for my sisters, and tried to figure out what we wanted to do next!
Our next stop would be the Plateau Mont Royal neighborhood to try the Welinske’s Deli featured on Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. If you’ve watched the Montreal Episode, you know that Welinske’s deli is a very old establishment that is reminiscent of an old-fashioned soda shop. They are known for a simple Bologna sandwich with mustard and egg-cremes. I ordered a Bologna sandwich and a chocolate egg creme. The sandwich was pretty good, the chocolate egg creme is not as good as it sounds and I do not recommend it! You’ll thank me later. Across the street I noticed a huge advertisement for a canoli. It may not have been featured on Anthony Bourdain’s parts unknown but this thing was freaking delicious.
Now that we were nice and full we headed over to Dieu du Ciel brewpub. This bar opened at 1 pm and there was already a pretty good sized line to get in. My mom wasn’t as enthusiastic about the bar as I was as she hates beer. I tried to order her a sweet beer but I just ended up drinking it for her.
I couldn’t leave this neighborhood without trying St. Viater’s bagels. Homemade bagels so delicious that I would return 2 more times before we left Montreal. St Viater’s was conveniently on the way to Atlier Boutique Boreale. I still had a bit of a buzz from the bar so I splurged on one of their trendy sweaters because hey, the American dollar is strong in Canada, right?!
After shopping, we headed over to a restaurant owned by the same people that owns the Burgundy Lion Pub we went to our first day in Montreal. We shared some small plates and got cocktails.
We took the metro back to the B&B and got a glimpse of the Jazz Festival going on super close to where we were staying! We would have went but we were pooped. I then went to sleep only to get violently sick in the middle of the night because I bit off more of Montreal than I could chew. Drinking my moms extra large beer probably didn’t help much either. Luckily my mother slept through it all…She loves me so much 🙂 . Ha!
Until Next Time!