Montreal/Mile-EndOutremont, Le Plateau, Rosemont and Little Italy. The main commercial streets are parts of St-Viateur, Fairmount, Bernard, Villeneuve, Parc Ave & St-Laurent.
It has bagel shops (2 on Fairmount and 2 on St-Viateur), plenty of little restaurants and shops and is best known for its lively Italian coffee shops.
The nearest metro station is outside the Mile-End: Laurier on the orange line. It is about 15 minutes walk. Alternatively, take the 80 bus from metro stations Place-des-Arts (green line) or Du Parc (blue line).
Church of St. Michael and St. Anthonyaddress: 5580 rue St-Urbain
address: 5723, avenue du Parc
Stroll your way through fine food shops, independent book shops and independent clothing shops featuring local designers as well as kitschy vintage second-hand clothing.
The Mile-End is home to the two most renowned bagel shops of Montreal: St-Viateur Bagel and Fairmount Bagel. These shops do not offer seating, but you can sit in a nearby park to eat your bagels while they are hot. For the complete experience, do a picnic with fresh bagels, smoked salmon and cream cheese.
phone: +1 514-276-8044address: 263 St. Viateur WestThe flagship bakery of St-Viateur Bagel.
phone: +1 514-272-0667address: 74 Fairmount West
Specialized food stores
The Mile-End is home to many fine food shops and organic markets, including :
phone: +1 514-273-6561address: 185 St-Viateur WestFine food shops boasting an excellent olive bar and many European importations. It is one of the rare places to buy truffles in Montreal.
phone: +1 514-509-1199address: 5490 St. LaurentA nice vegetarian café and bistro, Le Cagibi is also a hot spot of the emerging experimental music scene with live shows most nights of the week.
La PouleOne of the best Portuguese-style chicken restaurants in the entire city (and there are quite a few.) It's owned by an Italian woman and the head chef is a Moroccan man, but no matter. Their chicken is grilled, not rotisserie. Served with piri-piri hot sauce, choice of salads and a huge pile of fresh fries. Lots of other things on the menu but don't bother. It's all about la poule (the chicken).
ArahovaA Greek restaurant specialized souvlaki and doner. A chain, and not a great one at that.
Plus que Parfaitaddress: 60 rue Fairmount ouestGelato
Café OlympicoCoffee shop.
phone: +1 514-495-0114address: 180 rue Saint-Viateur OuestCoffee shop.
B&MA restaurant with questionable service. Known for good North American style pizza. Brunches are only fair.
phone: +1 514-507-3474address: 21 rue St-Viateur OuestAwesome fish and chips.
phone: +1 514 278-6854address: 176 rue St-Viateur Ouest
phone: +1 514-276-0473address: 273 rue Bernard OuestA unique bar with emphasis on local products including homemade beers, ciders, and North American wines. On the food side, you will find tapas like platters prepared with fresh ingredients: fish and meat tartares, duck magret, Québec cheeses, rillete, foie-gras, the famous veal mini-burgers, and also vegetable dishes. Food is not necessarily of the quality one would expect for the price, however.
phone: +1 514-507-1642address: 5322 boulevard Saint-Laurent
- Chez Serge
phone: +1 514-284-0122address: 4871 St Laurent Blvd