Every neighbourhood should have a place like this. On a corner, across from a tree-filled park, a smattering of tables on the sidewalk filled by unshaven journalists who lovingly coddle coffee cups and smoke cigarettes as they watch the traffic pass by. The 'traffic' is an array of pretty young things popping into the Cuban-styled café for their daily latté fix. Inside, it's an oasis. High,... more
Great coffee place, with beautiful decor, choices of tea, and deficits vegetarian pesto wraps. Mmmmm!
I enjoy the art they infuse into the place (painting exhibitions, live music sometimes).
I just get the feeling the place is becoming a little mainstream, but I suppose that happens when many people like a place :).
While I have passed this place several times, I had never gone in before. I have
posted previously about Café TWIGS and little did I know
Shaika is like a TWIGS for NDG. It has a very artsy feel to
it and I ran into two people I know while being there. I love
NDG for being able to run into friends no matter where you are.
I enjoyed a delicious Vegan wrap- Housemade hummus, grated
I discovered this little coffee shop by chance while walking on Sherbrooke with my husband one night. It seems to be one of the only coffee shops which remain open in the evening during the week (closes at 21h from Sun to Mon, 22h Tues to Sat) on the west side of Décarie, and so we decided to strop by.
A double espresso (for him) and a mocha (for her) later, we found ourselves quite satisfied... more
Café Shaika offers these services: coffee, restaurant, coffee house, coffee shop.
Shaika is an artist-run café which regularly hosts art exhibitions, magazine launches and concerts for young Montreal bands. The food is decidedly healthy, and the sandwiches are even named after the neighborhood streets. The Oxford includes bagels, cream cheese, smoked salmon and capers. The house favorite is The Harvard with turkey, cheddar cheese, avocado, tomato and onions; and the Melrose... more