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San Gennaro – Caffè Sospeso & Prêt-à-manger

I became aware of San Gennaro after a friend told me I had an espresso waiting for me there. When walking in, I saw my name on a pink piece of paper pinned to the board. Part of the concept of San Gennaro is that you can purchase a coffee for a friend or a stranger ahead of time, which is called Caffè Sospeso.

Apart from this fabulous community aspect of sharing a cup of coffee, San Gennaro specializes in prêt-à-manger. They offer a vast menu of homemade Italian delicacies. From sweet to salty, everything made there is tasty and affordable. They also have gelato and freshly pressed juices. One Saturday morning I had their breakfast pizza, which had eggs, prosciutto, tomatoes and parmesan. I also tried their eggplant stuffed with pasta and their cheese lasagna.

It is mostly busy during the rush hour of the morning and of lunchtime. I like going around 15:00 when it is more quiet and I can work on my computer. They have a nice window front where you can sit and enjoy the outside view.

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Details about this spot



Rue Saint Zotique Est 69, Montreal

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Opening Times

Tue - Fri 07:00 - 17:00, Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00


Fresh juice: C$ 4


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)