Montreal’s Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie is among Montreal’s greatest success stories in recent years. While the Plateau and Mile End have long been considered the trendiest downtown areas, their dominance has been challenged by this emerging borough, which came in at number seven on Cult MTL’s influential, reader-voted “Best of Montreal” 2018 poll, a full spot ahead of where it did last year, and ahead of the buzzy Park-Ex neighbourhood.
Part of its appeal is no doubt the abundance of things to do all year-round, making this the ideal spot for young professionals looking for a good split between work and play. Here are just a few of the ways you can spend a fun evening or weekend in Rosemont.
Rosemont’s restaurant scene is on fire. It seems like every other week, some new hot spot is popping up that you just have to try, and Rosemont’s prices as far as dining goes, even on the higher-end, are never bad. Whatever you feel like trying, Rosemont’s got it. Are you a Vegan? Try one of their many vegan-friendly options, such as Regine Café, Chez Chose (ranked the best in the borough by Trip Advisor), or La Grand-Mere Poule for brunch. Rosemont’s also home to Poutineville, one of the handful of places Montrealers always say has the best poutine. They make their case with their signature red wine gravy.
If sipping a hot cup of joe with some friends is your ideal way to while away the afternoon hours, Rosemont has a whole bunch of good ones. While the regular shops like Starbucks do have a presence, the more unique ones are worth seeking out. Café Hublot is widely considered the best in the borough, with beans from local micro-roaster Kittel, plus St. Viateur Bagels and free Wi-Fi. Vegans tend to be especially fond of Café Dei Campi, with vegan cannolis, focaccias, sandwiches, calzones and a charming summer terrace.
Rosemont is close to the Jean-Talon Market, which is the place to buy the absolute best produce in town, with tons of options that make this a mecca of activity on the weekends. There’s also an abundance of trendy shops, such as Boutique La Petite Rebelle, which often has sales and is so popular they have an online option now too. If you’re into biking, try Bicycles Quilicot Montréal, and, if you want to upgrade your computer but are wary of Best Buy, take a look around CIPC on Rosemont Blvd.
Just for fun
Rosemont also offers easy access to the Botanical Gardens, plus the Insectarium and Japanese Garden – an ideal spot to ground yourself after a rough day.
Other notable hot spots include La Succursale, a micro-brasserie for handcrafted seasonal brews, whiskies and beer-based nibbles. Bar Sel et Poivre, for the ultimate karaoke experience in Montreal, and Chez Baptiste, for a casual drink amongst friends.
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