2035 Auto. des Laurentides
Laval, QC H7S 1Z6
Phone: (450) 686-6777
Fax: (450) 686-4371
Bars & Cafes
In the busy city of Laval, a hub of vibrancy awaits you by the name, Le Fût. Also known as Futuriste Restopub, this fine undertaking always has the inevitable touch of glamor, be it the clientele or the staff. It's a bar which almost never seems to close, offering quality beer and other drinks with a few delicious nibblers. And apart from the music playing in the background, you'll find yourself enjoying the performances by many cover bands. Not to mention DJ nights, which is also a favorite of the locals. And if you're feeling lucky, you can give the video lottery machine a try.
Cafe Noir features a growing, family-run Montreal cafe chain owned by a local Tunisian-born entrepreneur. The cafe serves lunch options that are quite popular among local businesses, as well as great European-style croissants, pizzas, sandwiches, salads and desserts. The wide variety of pizzas includes Greek, vegetarian, chicken, Mexican, bacon and sausage. The interior is decorated with pictures of Colombian coffee-pickers, old-style coffee sacks, and a lone traditional sombrero. This particular franchise, of the five now extant, is owned by the hard-working and meticulous Walid Boussetta, who personally assures cleanliness and fresh. Service is friendly.
You can taste one of the best tapas in Tapeo, a Spanish restaurant in Montreal. Head Chef Marie-Fleur St. Pierre prepares a variety of Spanish dishes giving it a very authentic taste. A wide collection of Spanish wines compliment the food, making it more delicious. The restaurant is very well designed with the bar made of wood and tables adjoining it making it look very different. A very artistically designed place since you will find a lot of good paintings with different themes hanging on the wall in bright light.
Sorbetto is mostly an ice-cream joint, but it offers all the trimmings of any good café—espresso machine, wireless Internet, and panini, with smoked salmon and cream cheese, or grilled red peppers, black olives and goat cheese. But lest we forget, they do have ice cream. Lots: silky strawberry sorbets, slushes, soft ice cream as well as yogurt, banana splits and honest-to-goodness real ice cream, with flavors such as orange, pistachio or barbe a papa (bright yellow, pink and blue with the taste of banana).
Navia Bar and restaurant has excellent menu and drinks, especially martinis. They have special menus for dinner and people who come in groups. The in-house DJ play good music and there are relaxing lounges too. There are excellent facilities for small parties as well. Call ahead for more details.
At Café Caliente organic coffee blends are ground on-site. Most food is made there, from salads to waffles, along with sandwiches and more. Call them up if you want them to stay open later for a party. Ambiance? Yes, brick walls and charming tables with tiled mosaics.
This gastro-pub, with its entirely wooden decor is true to its full name: 'Pub Festif & Gourmand'. The deal here is not just about drinks, but about appreciating good food, to the point of gluttony. They have many separate food menus- one for the bar, one for groups, one for brunch & another for dinner. The dinner menu consists of burgers, seafood & steaks, while the brunch menu contains eggs, waffles & the other usual suspects found on breakfast menus. The ambiance is made more fun by the open-mic nights held regularly, where anyone can step on stage & showcase their talent.
Also known locally as OJ or The Big Orange, this snack bar is in the shape of a massive orange and specializes not surprisingly in making the most delicious Orange Juice. Popular among the locals, this place is always bustling with people who come here to grab a quick bite, OJ also serves ice creams and other snacks. Also a famous tourist attraction, OJ is a must visit bar in Montreal.
Montreal's very own African Nightclub, Club UJO is an exotic hangout featuring music all the way from the continent of Africa. The club hosts the most intriguing and exotic parties in town. The music is an eclectic mix of tribal tunes fused with R n B and electro. With a warm atmosphere, welcoming staff and great music, La place Club UJO is an urban safari closer home.
If you’ve just had a boisterous morning at the Jean-Talon Market, you may want to step off the beaten path and check out the nearby restaurant called Aux Derniers Humains. They have hearty meals with more familiar combination, bacon and eggs, calzones, crepes and fruit, but cooks seem to make the food taste better than usual. What’s more, Mondays often have a poetry night. Aux Derniers Humains also makes the point of not accepting credit cards.
In the heart of Little Italy, on its most bustling street of St. Laurent, resides a modest-looking coffee joint called Caffè Italia. But don’t let appearances fool you. This is the real deal, with sumptuously brewed espressos made with Italian coffee brands. Inside, you’ll find solid wood tables, an often older crowd of Italian-Canadians, big-screen TVs to watch soccer, and a selection of sandwiches that include prosciutto, capicollo or mortadella. No mixed-up identities here, it’s truly a taste of Italy. Caffè Italia opened its doors in 1956, and when you enter through them, the 50s won’t seem that far away.
La Miche Dorée is a family-owned business, committed to giving you some of the best tasting bread in the city. It’s made by hand and uses organic flour and sourdough yeast. Their homemade recipes simply taste good, with the likes of hazelnut and orange bread, and buckwheat bread for those wanting gluten-free goods. You can also stay for a fair-trade espresso and eat lunch, choosing from various sandwiches, salads, pizzas or quiches. The staff at La Miche Dorée often recognize the people coming in since there are a lot of regulars. Who knows? Maybe you’ll end up joining the ranks.