Summertime in Montreal means long walks in our favourite neighbourhoods, a lot of ice cream, coffee, and take out!
Since the weather took forever to cooperate, we now want to take full advantage of our summer days and take our food on the go.
So to help you out, here’s a list of the Montreal coffee shops and restaurants where you can literally order from the street window!
Flyjin Café is a small counter on the street level of Flyjin. Being the complete opposite of its sister-supper club, at Flyjin Café you’ll find freshly squeezed orange juice first thing every morning, pastries and amazing coffee that can all be ordered from the street window on Saint-Pierre.
Where: 417 Saint-Pierre
This Portuguese restaurant offers so much more than delicious Portuguese chicken. You can definitely enjoy your food the way you want it. The restaurant have indoor and outdoor seating in addition to a take-out counter but if you prefer, you can also order from St-Paul street as they have an ordering window for coffee and pasteis de natas.
Where: 368 Rue St-Paul W.
Designed by Bruno Braën, Moleskine is the latest venture from the successful Pullman team. On the first floor it’s a casual pizzeria in an industrial decor while on the second floor it’s a fine dining restaurant. As if that wasn’t enough, outside it’s an ice cream and coffee counter where you can order from the window on Avenue du Parc. And the ice cream parfaits are…parfait.
Where: 3412, Av. du Parc
Le Petit Dep
Le Petit Dep is a lot of things: an aqua-blue historic building from 1822, a convenient store in the heart of Old Montreal, an instagram worthy shop, a pastry shop, an ice cream joint and a prêt-à-manger counter. In addition to being ultra cute, this space offers a great selection of 3rd wave coffee from 49th parallel and a great deal of ice cream flavours that can be ordered from the window overlooking St-Paul Street.
Where: 179 St-Paul W.
GEMA pizzeria is owned and operated by two passionate Italian chefs/restaurateurs, Stefano Faita and Michele Forgione. The two chefs wanted to offer a selection of appetizers and pizzas in a more casual setting. Gema also serves homemade frozen custard that can be ordered from the outside counter-window in the Little Italy neighbourhood.
Where: 6827 St-Dominique
Marché La Pantry
This cute old school “market” located in Saint-Henri offers a great variety of prêt-à-manger meals, ice cream, and pastries that can be enjoyed sitting outside on one of the picnic tables or available to take out. The small shop also offers the option to order from the outside window, if you want to have a true 1960s experience.
Where: 4207 Notre-Dame W.