Afternoon Tea at Birks Cafe’

If you are ever planning to come to Montreal, a must stop is the Henry Birks’ Café.

It is situated in the city center, more precisely in Rue Sainte Catherine right in front of The Bay, the most popular shopping mall in this city.

You can go there wether to have brunch, lunch or afternoon tea.

Unfortunately during the weekends it closes at 5 pm, so you won’t be able to respect the English traditional tea time.

We went there on Saturday after lunch and we fell in love with this place!

First of all, Henry Birks is a jewelry, so when you enter, before going to the mezzanine floor where the café is, you’ll walk through dreamy engagement rings and diamonds of every color.

The place, the atmosphere and the jewels immediately made ​​us think of Breakfast at Tiffany’s!

Now, come down to earth and go to the mezzanine, where a nice and kind staff will welcome you and get you a table.

During the afternoon tea hours (2.30 pm onwards) you can choose among more than 10 varieties of tea, macarons and chocolates.

Moreover, they offer the possibility to get a taste of everything with a 26.50 $ menu which comprehends many delicacies as you can see in the picture…

No need to say that we opted for this solution!

We had a really good time at Birks Cafe’!

So….If you are in Montreal and it’s cold outside, Birks Cafe’ is a great alternative to warm up and stay together with friends in front of so many delights!

Enjoy your English tea!

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A. G. V.

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Homemade Brunch

As you probably already noticed we like good food. That’s why on Sunday morning we decided to have a typical brunch.

Since we woke up at 11 am we thought it was the optimal choice, being this time between BReakfast and lUNCH.

There are many places where you can go to have a real brunch or you can just go to the closest supermarket and buy everything you need to prepare one.

We opted for the second one. So we bought eggs, bacon, sausages, bread, pancakes powder, maple syrup, milk, tea, orange juice, black coffee and yogurt. All of these won’t cost more than 40$.

We advise you to start with the pancakes since it will take most of your time to prepare them. Don’t get disappointed if the first ones are not perfect, they will get better and better!

First of all we put in the same frying pan bacon and sausages, while in another one you can prepare the scrambled eggs.

Get the table ready with all the other things.

Once the cooking part is done you can serve everything together.

ENJOY YOUR BRUNCH!

A. G. V.