Exploring Montreal's le Plateau
If you’ve ever visited Montreal, chances are you’ve been to le Plateau. Situated east of Mont Royal and north of rue Sherbrooke, le Plateau is a hub of cultural, culinary, and artistic activity in Montreal.
The high density of amazing restaurants, cafes, shops, community spaces, and art make this an area where you can continually discover something new! Personally, I love the back allies, the brightly coloured houses, and the European-feel of the winding staircases.
Now is the perfect time to visit this spot in Montreal, because things really come alive in the summer! Ivy is growing, the leaves on the trees create canopies over the narrow streets, and the café patios are filled with patrons and lively conversation.
So grab some walking shoes and hit the streets! We’re confident you’ll find some beautiful (and insta-worthy) spots in le Plateau (remember to tag them with #canadaexplored).
Some classic locations that you shouldn’t miss include:
- Schwartz’s Deli – for their smoked meat (great video review HERE)
- Yokato Yokabai – for their ramen
- Chocolats Favoris – for the ice cream!
- Place Gérald-Godin – there’s always something going on here!
- La Banquise or Poutineville – poutine (which do you think is better?)
… and we know there are so many more.
If you’ve been to le Plateau, what are your favourite spots?
If you haven’t been, which of the highlights we’ve listed seem most intriguing to you to explore? Let us know in the comments below and help us make the most out of le Plateau this summer!