Hiked Mont-Royal this morning with Christina and in a sad yet humourous turn of events, we never made it to the summit. Then after a very nerve-wrecking incident involving Walter, the three of us were on our way to make the most of our last hours in Montréal.
Post-Hike Beverage at Cafe El Mundo, Montréal, Canada:
Mmm, loving the strong coffee flavour and coffee to foam ratio!
Still tasty a day later!
Lunch at La Banquise, Montréal, Canada:
First time having real gravy and cheese curds, which have a really strange texture. The curds are somewhat rubbery, with a flavour reminiscent of those fake stringy cheese sticks most kids have had at least once in elementary school. I liked that the fries were able to withstand the gravy, instead of getting soggy like most. The gravy also provided a nice, slightly sweet flavour to the salty cheese. I can see why people like poutine!
Afternoon Pick-me-up at Café Olimpico, Montréal, Canada:
The size was a little too small for my liking, but the coffee was très strong. I also enjoyed the sporty vibe (actually, the cafe was like a sports bar) of this place a lot.
Snack at St-Viateur Bagel — Rue St-Viateur, Montréal, Canada:
BEST. PLACE. EVER. The employees were all so sweet and highly amused by our “American” antics. We were waiting for them to finish their poppyseed bagels and they ended up giving us a free bag! The bagel I ate was also delicious, and I made a grave error in only purchasing two from here. Doughy, chewy and perfectly sized — I would make trips to Montréal just for this.
Snack at Kem CoBa, Montréal, Canada:
Another great find! They didn’t have pamplemousse (grapefruit), so I settled on passionfruit. All the flavours I sampled were delicious and tasted just like the fruit/flower. I have a suspicion that there’s not much milk/cream in the ice creams because they were very light and the colours are just too vibrant! Another plus is that it’s a (long) street away from St-Viateur Bagels, so I can have two favourites in one sweep. Highly recommend all the flavours in this picture, and probably all of their others are just as good. I just couldn’t eat much of the pandan because it was paired with coconut and I’m allergic.
Last Fueling at Tim Hortons, Montréal, Canada:
Finally getting something from here — I’ve been wanting to go since junior year of high school! The donuts are so much better than Dunkin’s and super cheap! Jeannette’s iced coffee was too sweet though, so I guess they have that in common.
Snack Somewhere in Vermont:
Smushed, but not terribly so. Still very moist and delicious! I wish there was less buttercream; it overpowered the green tea flavour.
Snack Somewhere in Massachusetts: