City Guide: Montréal

Bill and I have been wanting to explore new cities and one city that was hot on our list was Montréal in the winter! I saw beautiful photos on Instagram, too many cafes to count, and so many tree lined streets, I wanted to see it all!

In this blog post I am sharing everything we did in Montréal – including where we stayed, ate and explored. You can also check out my Canada highlights on my Instagram, but everything is linked below!


Place Ville Marie Observatory in Montréal
Montréal skyline!
Old Port in Montréal


  • The bread and croissants at both cafes were SO good and don’t forget to drink a latte.
  • Vegetarian restaurant! BBQ Jackfruit burger was SO good.
  • Parmesan crusted calamari was our favorite!
  • The Cuban inspired drinks were the favorite cocktails we had during our whole time in Canada! El Pequeno has two seats at the bar and is standing room for about 10 guests! ALSO it is the SMALLEST bar in all of Canada! It was perfect for Bill and I and the bartender was so knowledgeable and friendly! Coldroom is connected to El Pequeno, a bit more of a hipster casual feel with a cool vibe and great drinks! I would recommend both anytime!
  • LOV in Montréal
    We loved eating and drinking in Montréal
  • Great for late night drinks and dancing! Loved the British Victorian vibe set on the bustling street of Rue Rachel where there are so many bars and restaurants to start out!
  • Mayfair Cocktail Bar in Montréal


    We stayed at Hotel William Gray and it was the perfect location to explore Montréal . Everything was within walking distance – Old Port, Tommy Cafe, El Pequeno and Coldroom (next door!). The hotel is so trendy, great staff and comfy beds (very important!) and we had a nice view of the Ferris wheel from our room.

    Bill’s favorite #MTLMoments

    Bill’s top favorite moments in Montréal include: the breakfast sandwich from Tommy Cafe, drinks at El Pequeno, and ice skating! Bill had cravings for the sandwich from Tommy, a yummy Mojito at El Pequeno, and lots of falls (ha!) from ice skating.

    My Favorite #MTLMoments

    My top three favorite moments were drinks at El Pequeno, the views from Place Ville Marie Observatory (SOOO PRETTY), and walking along Saint Paul Street. I loved my espresso rum martini from El Pequeno, the bright and airy views from above, and seeing the never ending shops and galleries on Saint Paul Street.

    Bill and I stayed in Montréal for 2 days before we headed to Quebec City. We thought it was beautiful in the winter and have heard nothing but amazing things during the summer. We would definitely go back to this amazing city.



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