One of my favorite coffee places in Montréal. I’ve been going there for years now and it feels like home. It has “it”, “it” being the right combination of ambience, charm, coffee, food and friendly staff. The best thing about Les Entretiens is that it can appeal to anybody: young families, people out on a date, couples looking for a sweet moment together, friends who just want to discuss for fun. You know that’s a sign of a great place. Even though it is located a little outside of the main touristic hot spots, it is definitely worth a visit.
More than just coffee and food
Also, the kitchen area is open, so you can you see some culinary action while chatting about whatever floats your boat. Live shows and art displays add other layers of coolness to an already cool spot. And there’s even a piano in the house, if you feel like ”Little-Richard-ing” (or ”Burt-Bacharach-ing”, if that’s more your playing style). Just ask before hitting the keys…
A friend of mine now owns the café. Can’t blame her. If I hadn’t spent that much student loans’ money on CDs and vinyls, I might have bought it myself. Okay, not really, but this is the kind of place you wish you would own, because it just rocks.