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Mile End, the last Mile, is a small neighborhood between Outremont, Le Plateau, Rosemont and Little Italy. The main commercial streets are parts of St-Viateur, Fairmount, Bernard, Villeneuve, Parc Ave & St-Laurent.

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It has bagel shops (2 on Fairmount and 2 on St-Viateur), plenty of little restaurants and shops and is best known for its lively Italian coffee shops.

Get in

Map of Montreal/Mile-End

The nearest metro station is outside the Mile-End: Laurier on the orange line. It is about 15 minutes walk. Alternatively, take the 80 bus from metro stations Place-des-Arts (green line) or Du Parc (blue line).


Church of St. Michael and St. Anthony
  • 1 Church of St. Michael and St. Anthony, 5580 rue St-Urbain. Church of St. Michael and St. Anthony (Q5117310) on Wikidata Church of St. Michael and St. Anthony on Wikipedia





The two main commercial streets in the Mile-End are Bernard and St-Viateur. Stroll your way through fine food shops, independent book shops and independent clothing shops featuring local designers as well as kitschy vintage second-hand clothing.




St-Viateur Bagel

The Mile-End is home to the two most renowned bagel shops of Montreal: St-Viateur Bagel and Fairmount Bagel. These shops do not offer seating, but you can sit in a nearby park to eat your bagels while they are hot. For the complete experience, do a picnic with fresh bagels, smoked salmon and cream cheese.

Fairmount Bagel

In contrast to the New York-style bagel, which also contains sourdough, the Montreal bagel is smaller, thinner, sweeter and denser, with a larger hole, and is always baked in a wood-fired oven. It contains malt, egg, and no salt, and is boiled in honey-sweetened water before being baked. Many Mmontrealers have strong opinions about whether Fairmount or St-Viateur has the better bagel. Wikivoyage knows better than to take sides in their debate.

Specialized food stores


The Mile-End is home to many fine food shops and organic markets, including:

  • 3 Latina, 185 St-Viateur West, +1 514-273-6561. Fine food shops boasting an excellent olive bar and many European importations. It is one of the rare places to buy truffles in Montreal.


  • 4 [formerly dead link] Le Cagibi, 5490 St. Laurent (corner St-Viateur), +1 514-509-1199. A nice vegetarian café and bistro, Le Cagibi is also a hot spot of the emerging experimental music scene with live shows most nights of the week.
  • La Poule (Bernard between Waverly and de l'Esplanade). open till 22:00. One of the best Portuguese-style chicken restaurants in the entire city (and there are quite a few.) It's owned by an Italian woman and the head chef is a Moroccan man, but no matter. Their chicken is grilled, not rotisserie. Served with piri-piri hot sauce, choice of salads and a huge pile of fresh fries. Lots of other things on the menu but don't bother. It's all about la poule (the chicken).
  • Arahova (on St-Viateur near du Parc). A Greek restaurant specialized souvlaki and doner. A chain, and not a great one at that.
  • Plus que Parfait, 60 rue Fairmount ouest. Gelato
  • Café Olympico. Coffee shop.
  • 5 Café Club Social, 180 rue Saint-Viateur Ouest, +1 514-495-0114. Coffee shop.
  • B&M. A restaurant with questionable service. Known for good North American style pizza. Brunches are only fair.
  • Nouveau Navarino.
  • 6 Comptoir 21, 21 rue St-Viateur Ouest, +1 514-507-3474. Awesome fish and chips.
  • 7 Les Deux Singes de Montarvie, 176 rue St-Viateur Ouest, +1 514 278-6854.


  • 1 Helm brasseur gourmand, 273 rue Bernard Ouest (bus 80), +1 514-276-0473, . 15:00-03:00. A unique bar with emphasis on local products including homemade beers, ciders, and North American wines. On the food side, you will find tapas like platters prepared with fresh ingredients: fish and meat tartares, duck magret, Québec cheeses, rillete, foie-gras, the famous veal mini-burgers, and also vegetable dishes. Food is not necessarily of the quality one would expect for the price, however. $4 draft beer ($5.50 for pint), 5 to 8 prices on tap.
  • Sparrow (Le Moineau), 5322 boulevard Saint-Laurent, +1 514-507-1642.
  • Waverly
  • Chez Serge
  • Bond




This district travel guide to Mile-End is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.