Montreal Downtown- Day One- SU WU, Juliette & Chocolate



Hope everyone is enjoying the rainy spring weather in the east coast-:). I just got back from a fabulous short vacation: Montreal, Canada. I was looking for a road trip  during the Memorial day holidays and  Montreal fitted perfectly as its just 6 hrs drive from New Jersey. If you love french patisseries, Victorian architecture, cobbled stoned alleyways, art galleries, boutique restaurants then Montreal is a must in your travel list. We stayed in a beautiful boutique hotel: Chateau Versailles located in down town of Montreal (Sherbrooke street ) walking distances to all buzzling cafes ,hip restaurants , art galleries in the area.  This fine historic hotel was converted from 1676 built mansion still maintaining the old vintage charm with woodcarvings, ceiling friezes, Italian carved marble and ornate Dutch fireplaces. 

Chateau Versailles Hotel, Montreal,Canada


In our first day, we went on a site seeing walking tour through Saint –Laurent road, it reminded me of Philadelphia, old brick buildings were covered in colorful street arts (graffiti) , International/ Latin quarters  of new and old restaurants where they mix old and new cuisines with unique Montreal touch.


Street Art in Saint Laurent Road, Montreal

Street Art, Montreal, Canada


We stopped for brunch at this new trendy place: SUWU, it had a funky décor  and more lively hipster vibe than the more traditional brunch places. We were quickly greeted by friendly hostess and seated in no time, I ordered a Japanese breakfast: deliciously thick slice of bacon, fried egg in a sticky rice ball. It was perfect combinations of tastes melting in my mouth, not to mention tangy and spicy sauce giving the extra kick.  My hubby ordered the much healthy option, Avocado, egg toast , it came in a wooden palate and simply delicious. We finished up our meal with SuWu house beer which was pretty good.
brunch @ SU WU, Montreal, Canada

brunch @ SU WU, Montreal, Canada

Japanese Breakfast, brunch @ SU WU, Montreal, Canada

Japanese Breakfast, brunch @ SU WU, Montreal, Canada


Toasted Avocado toast , brunch @ SU WU, Montreal, Canada

We continued walking down in Saint Laurent road, checking few art galleries and stopping at the local farmers market to take a peek at seasonal plants.




It’s almost time for a snack and saw this chocolate bar called  'Juliette& Chocolate', what an elegant looking place it was and delicious chocolate crepe smell drew us in. We were presented with Vintage chocolate drink menu along with a delicious crepes. I tried ‘Los Ancones’ from the drinks Menu  , Organic chocolate from Santo Domingo, texture was strong , you could inhale  hint of spice and oh boy.. That was heavenly delicious. -:)

I topped that with a chocolate strawberry crepe, there is something about the way french people make their crepes. It was so light and crispy and I did  not feel overwhelmed.  If you are in the area, I would definitely recommend to check this chocolate bar , I wish we had something like this in New Jersey. I mean there is plenty of Gelato places, but not a chocolate bar.

Juliette & Chocolate, Montreal,Canada

Juliette & Chocolate, Montreal,Canada
Los Ancones, Chocolate Drink, Juliette & Chocolate,Montreal Canada
Chocolate Strawberry Crepe, Juliette & Chocolate,Montreal Canada
Menu,Juliette & Chocolate,Montreal Canada

Our next food stop was few yards away, A Boulangerie Patisseries Samos.  It was a corner bakery, not glamorous, but they had a wide selection of cakes and pastries to choose from, We had tried the beef empanada’s, great blended of ground beef, onions and cheese. That was end of our day one trip and we headed back to the hotel stopping at La Vieille Europe for a delicious espresso.
Samos,Boulangerie, Montreal, Canada

Samos,Boulangerie, Montreal, Canada

Samos,Boulangerie, Montreal, Canada

Samos,Boulangerie, Montreal, Canada





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