Montreal Trip – Cafe Verdure and Outdoor Art

Les Boules Roses

Today was so much fun! We did so much walking all over the place and got to see so much of this wonderful city! Montreal definitely ranks up there in the top cities that I’ve visited so far. On our third day of the trip, we visited a couple of awesome vegan restaurants, Old Montreal, Old Port, the Gay Village, and walked all over the downtown core!

First, we had to get some food, so we headed back to the corner of Rue Mackay where all of the vegan restaurants were located. This time, we went to Cafe Verdure right for when it opened at 11:00am and we were the first ones in (and the only ones there while we ate!). The menu consisted of sandwiches, pizza, and a few entrees. We chose to go with two different sandwiches: Justin ordered a portobello burger and I got the “kicky sandwich” – a potato patty with a spicy sauce.

Cafe Verdure

Cafe Verdure
Cafe Verdure

(Justin must just love it when I take pictures of him while he eats!) Both the burger and the sandwich were absolutely delicious! The portobello burger could possibly have been the best dish that we tried throughout the entire trip. It was just so flavorful! Definitely check out Cafe Verdure if you’re in Montreal, you don’t be disappointed!

Les Boules Roses

After lunch, we took the Metro to the station, Berri-UQAM and started our walk there. We walked down Rue St. Catharine to the Gay Village where the street was closed down to traffic for several city blocks. There were outdoor art installations there all summer long, and people could walk down the street freely to shops, restaurants, and outdoor patios. One of the main art installations there was Les Boules Roses – pink balls strung across the road for the entire length that was closed off to pedestrian traffic only. It was so cool to see all of the pink balls overhead extending for as far as we could see!

Art Installation

Another art installation we came across at the side of the road included several black and white walls lined up along side each other with the word “IMPASSE” along one side. People who visited the artwork wrote their own messages all over it. There were circular holes varying in size from large to small through each section of wall, so we could see straight through from one side to the other.
Art Installation

Art Installation

Art Installation

Art Installation

It was really awesome seeing the outdoor art in downtown Montreal! We continued our walk from Rue St. Catharine to Rue St. Denis, and down towards Old Montreal. I’ll be writing all about that in our next blog post!

Read all about our full Montreal trip:

Aux Vivres Vegan Restaurant
La Panthere Verte Restaurant
Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
Old Montreal and Old Port
Walking All Over the City
Cafe Verdure Vegan Restaurant
Outdoor Art in Montreal
Habitat 67 and Montreal Bagels

3 Responses

  1. vegan miam
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    I have been enjoying your Montreal Trip so far and downtown Montreal seems like a neat place to visit first! Montreal is on our list of places to see – we never went to Canada together – but I have been to Ontario & Vancouver BC with my family. The Cafe Verdure looks like a cute eatery plus I would love to go for some spicy and saucy potato patty sandwich. The IMPASSE walls look impressive – I love these sorts of arts.

  2. Clumsy06
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    I am so happy that I found your blog guys! There is not too much stuff about Canada in a blogosphere, or maybe I not looking in right spots. Anyway great blog, I will have to come by more often 🙂
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    • Lauren
      Lauren
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      Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂 We visited Montreal during our early blogging days. It was such a fun trip. We really enjoyed Quebec City, too! I’m going to check out your blog too especially as I’ve always wanted to visit the NWT 🙂

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