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Mile-End

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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. 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[edit]

Map of Montreal/Mile-End

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

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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.

Eat[edit]

Bagels[edit]

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.

Specialized food stores[edit]

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

  • 1 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.

Restaurants[edit]

  • 3 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 10pm. 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.
  • 4 Café Club Social, 180 rue Saint-Viateur Ouest, +1 514 495-0114. Coffee shop.
  • B&M. restaurant with questionable service. Known for good North American style pizza. Brunches are only fair.
  • Nouveau Navarino.
  • 5 Comptoir 21, 21 rue St-Viateur Ouest, +1 514 507-3474. Awesome fish and chips.
  • 6 Les Deux Singes de Montarvie, 176 rue St-Viateur Ouest, H2T 2L3, +1 514 278-6854.

Drink[edit]

  • 1 Helm brasseur gourmand, 273 rue Bernard Ouest (bus 80), +1 514 276-0473, e-mail: . 3PM-3AM. 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, H2T 1A5, +1 514 507-1642.
  • Waverly
  • Chez Serge
  • Bond

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