Ahh. Montreal in the summer. I don’t know about you, but I love sitting outside on a restaurant or bar terrace during the summer months. Especially on the hot summer days, like the ones we’ve been having.
Here are five places with nice outdoor terraces and that are eco-conscious or source quality ingredients from local sources when possible.
3990 St-Urbain (Corner Duluth)
This is possibly the best terrace in the city. Nestled behind the cafe it has lots of greenery, a fountain, and a great vibe. In the cooler months, the terrace is heated. Serves sandwiches and chili. Lots of vegetarian and vegan selections. Not licensed.
Casa de Popolo
4873 St-Laurent (south of St-Joseph)
A family-run fair-trade vegetarian cafe by day and a live performance venue by night, this is a simply a great place to visit and hang-out. The terrace is located at the back of the venue, where you’ll be surrounded by shrubs and little fairy lights at night. Licensed. Serves microbrews!
2519 Notre Dame (Corner Charlevoix)
This is a great store founded on sourcing locally and sustainably, which also serves light meals and sandwiches. In the summer their newly-expanded patio located behind the store is a little haven. A great spot for lunch. Licensed. Pictured above.
2491 Notre Dame West (east of Charlevoix)
A Montreal legend, their outdoor tables are located along the edge of the vegetable gardens that provide the produce for their salads and other menu items. Reserve well in advance to get a table at this very trendy restaurant in Little Burgundy. Licensed.
Vices et Versa
6331 Boul. St. Laurent (North of Beaubien)
Nestled away in an unlikely area of town, this pub serves over 30 local microbrews, including some of their own, and uses almost exclusively Quebec-sourced ingredients for their pub menu. Again, the terrace is nestled in the back where you can enjoy a beer surrounded by greenery while listening to kids play in the park next door. Licensed.
Do you have a favourite terrace to sit and enjoy a beer, glass of wine or a meal? Share it with us!Photo credit: Fait Ici