430 Avenue Laurier E, Montréal, QC H2J 1E5
I gotta admit. Sometimes I get a bit jealous of the neighbourhoods around the St-Laurent and St-Denis streets, cause they’re always the ones to have the really nice new cafes. And considering how it was this summer, it feels like there’s a new cafe popping up every month in that area. Noble café is one of them that opened just a few months ago. Despite it being a bit small, offering seats only outside, I can understand why it quickly gained popularity. This isn’t the kind of cafe where you isolate yourself with electronics in the hopes of getting some work or studying done. To me, it feels more like a cafe for hangouts with friends or relaxing with a book. Or even better, enjoying an ice cream during a hot summer day. Which they also offer along with their caffeinated drinks. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t get the chance to enjoy it before the summer season ended. But there’s always next year.
Boulangerie Hof Kelsten
4524 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1R4
After walking by this bakery cafe on St-Laurent multiple times, Lena and I finally decided to try it out. On a sunday morning during busy brunch. It was a bit crowded and we didn’t get to enjoy our drinks from the seats we wanted (my photography is all about angles… and not getting in people’s faces). But that’s alright, cause I’ll definitely stop by again for a quick coffee or tea. And to get a shot of their famous green neon sign which I missed.
Here are the leftover photos I had on my camera from the last 2 months until the end of summer. Showing how I tried to take advantage of as much greenery as I could from inside and out, where I accidentally colour coordinated with the buildings, admired Montreal’s street art and lounged in the sunshine, visited shops, art expos and festivals, and tried to befriend the local park wildlife. It was a good summer, but now the chill of fall has arrived and soon so will the snow. So I’ll just look at these summer photos and try not to get depressed.