Lachine, a borough in the South-West of Montreal, has a lot more to offer than meets the eye. Despite being popular with Montrealers, particularly in summer for the restaurants dotted along Boul. St-Joseph and the picturesque paradise along the lakeshore across the way, Lachine doesn’t always make the list of places to visit in guidebooks since it’s outside the downtown core. Truth be told, it’s not the easiest location to get to by public transport, but make an afternoon of it, and the trek will be worthwhile. If you’ve already visited H8S Coffee Bar, Le Quai des Glaces Cremerie, and Pain Azer, your next stop should be Nonnina Panini et Gelato.
Recently relocated to a larger space, Nonnina is a café that offers authentic Italian sandwiches and ice cream as well as other desserts (the chocolate and peanut butter tartelette is a must). On a sunny summer day, take your order to go, explore the Lachine Farmer’s Market just next door, then take a short walk down to Lake St-Louis to enjoy your snack.