Stroll through St Henri
|Love this St Henri doorway|
One of our favourite things to do in Montreal is to read the features in the Gazette - especially the ones where you learn something about your neighbourhood. We were clutching such an article today as we headed off for St Henri, once run-down but now coming back to life with funky stores and cafes. This feature made us curious and so we went to check it out.
|Record and posters in BBAM!|
|Bags from album covers in BBAM!|
You could spend a long time in here - we got some fun album covers as art and a roll of shiny wallpaper as gift wrap but she does a nice line in 60s furniture and vintage luggage and boxes.
Further along on Notre-Dame West, beyond the bridge, we chatted to the owner in La Perfide about good places to eat nearby. Fun bars and restos have been opening up here to cater to those from the fashion, film and photography businesses who have been moving to the area. La Perfide sells those cute t-shirts with iconic Montreal views as well as jewellery and cushions made locally.
|Le Caffé Mariani|
We were now starving and delighted to see a lot of restos bustling with customers. We tried Le Caffé Mariani which had a boho atmosphere with great metal lampshades and a tin ceiling as well as a wall made from beer bottles.
|Love the ceiling, love the lights|