02 May, 2018 ·
60, Fairmount West
It is almost impossible to resist Kem Coba's ice creams and sorbets on a hot summer day. The line often stretches around the corner, but the wait is worth it. Their unique flavours are sure to please your taste buds! Kem Coba also makes a mean soft ice cream, available in one flavour each week, like almond-cherry, blueberry and Quebec honey, or rose water + raspberry-lychee, to name a few. If you pass by FIG between noon and 1 PM on a hot summer day and find an empty office, you know where to find us.
Want to grab a bite before jumping on desert, try Nonna’s $5 gnocchis in a box, at Drogheria Fine right next door!
Photo credit (2): Kem coba
SPARROW, MILE END
5326 St-Laurent boulevard
This subdued bar becomes particularly lively for happy hour. We love its large windows overlooking the Main, its affordable cocktails and comforting menu (which includes $1 oysters Monday to Thursday)! While you're there, make sure to take a peak at the magnificent Cardinal Tea Room, located right above Sparrow.
Photo credits: Daniel Haber
ALEXANDRA PLATZ, MILE EX
6731 Esplanade avenue
This unpretentious brewery located in an industrial area of the Mile-Ex neighbourhood comes to life in summer. It is the perfect place to enjoy a cold beer with friends on a sunny picnic table. The Platz also hosts events over the summer, with DJs, food trucks and local artisans!
DINETTE TRIPLE CROWN, LITTLE ITALY
6704 Clark street
What makes this place truly unique? Its picnic formula. This Southwest-inspired restaurant serves all sorts of BBQ classics, such as fried chicken, pulled pork, and macaroni and cheese. Order at the counter and indulge at the park across the street! They provide a basket with a tablecloth, plates, utensils and even wine glasses if you need them!
Photo credit: Dinette Triple Crown
SNOWBIRD, LITTLE ITALY
6714 St-Laurent boulevard
A tiki-inspired cocktail bar! The Snowbird, located in Little Italy, will make you travel, if only for a moment, to a hot and tropical destination. If you feel like sipping on on a mai tai to the sound of Elvis’ Blue Hawaii album, this is the place.
Photo credit: Snowbird
- hot bagels from St-Viateur bagel
- Pastel Rita's tasty third wave coffee
- brunch at Butterblume
- Gema's infamous Hawaiian pizza
- Mandy's salads on Laurier
You're ready for summer!