Newcomer Boxermans just leveled up the hang-out choices in this part of Outremont. This classy yet modest cafe-cum-wine bar and nosh spot on Van Horne is here to stay. Keeping its antique charm, the original tin ceiling remains balanced with warm mustard colored velour seating and a mix of modern metal. Apart from the banquette, a communal table runs along the center of the space lit by vintage library lamps.
Stylish and understated, the food is a winning match. The small-priced plates means you can keep them coming. They range from tiny snacks like fennel salami and smoked mussels, to a little more sustaining like the Boxerman sandwich. Beyond that, a seasonal changing menu sings with layered flavors, and elegant ingredients like Pecorino mousse. To top it all off, natural wines (sulfate-free) are recommended by knowledgeable waiters who will suggest perfect pairings.
During daytime, Boxermans offers viennoiserie and barista made coffee as well as weekend brunches, and terrace season allows for outdoor dining on their backyard patio. Do look out for collaboration events when Boxermans buddies up with chefs from local restaurants for a melding of best worlds kind of night.
This posh experience proves still approachable, with small prices and a welcoming ambiance. Even if you’re just looking for small bites and a cocktail, this spot will satisfy with high quality and stellar service.