First Things First
Inaugurate the first day of C2 Montreal by visiting a chill and friendly little neighbourhood café like Shaughnessy Café, or let yourself be tempted by a Boba and an incredible selection of stuffed croissants at Hazukido. There’s nothing better than starting a busy day with a latte and fresh pastries.
Take a Breather
Did you know that Shaughnessy Village – or Shoni, as we like to call it – is known as a mecca of pan-Asian and international food? Let curiosity lead the way or head to Petit Poisson Dumplings, a delicious Chinese restaurant famous for serving the best (you’ve guessed it) dumplings in town. And that’s not even mentioning the intimate, perfectly Instagrammable setting! The perfect breather between 2 conferences.
Have some time to shop and wander before returning to C2 for your next Braindate? Stop by local florist Fleuraison to pick up a gift and admire the Pinterest-worthy fresh and dried bouquets. Oh, and don’t forget to admire their window display as well.
More of a book type? Visit Argo bookshop, the oldest independent English-language bookstore in town, or Capitaine Québec right next door, Montreal’s oldest comic book store.
What’s for dinner?
For dinner time, head over to Chef Lee to try their famous Bao, or steamed buns. Vegetarian or not, their classic buns are made with all sorts of ingredients: tofu, shrimp, pork, crab, etc., and are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Feeling in the mood for a bit more action and a cocktail or saké to accompany your meal? Try out Bar Ganadara, a favourite amongst students and locals.