Looking for ideas on how to start exploring Montreal? Do you like coffee? I’m guessing yes and that makes my article much easier to pursue… Zab Café is a coffee roaster from Montreal that has an interesting story, four locations, and good coffee. When I was working in the old port I used to go regularly to the Paquebot du Vieux, their location in this area, to get fresh air by taking a little walk to it, refilling my mug, and often ordering one of their delicious wraps from the menu as well. But what I loved the most, I think, was the turntable always playing music selected by the baristas, always an eclectic mix of old classics and new releases. I admit I have been there sometimes just to get a new playlist for my Spotify.
Since I changed jobs in 2022 I also changed some of my routines in the city and I used that to discover other locations. For example, when I decide to go visit the ArtMûr gallery I now stop at the latest coffee place they opened on St-Denis street between the subway station Beaubieu and Rosemont. It’s small and smells of good coffee, ideal for a small break before continuing your city exploration.