Pourquoi Pas Espresso Bar (Montreal, Canada)
There are many great third-wave style coffee shops in Montreal. Unfortunately, I had time for only one during my visit here and that is at Pourquoi Pas Espresso Bar. If you translated this cafe’s name it is, why not? It is a cute name and it makes sense to call itself as that. Why not go to a personable coffee shop with baristas who wouldn’t mind suggesting to you about places in the city that you could eat or check out or just talk about coffee?
Besides the people (which is a crucial part of any eating or dining establishment), their coffee drinks and chai tea are excellent. They source their coffee from a Toronto-based roaster Pilot Coffee and use different beans for different drinks. They also make their own chai tea blend and a house vegan milk blend that’s a mix of coconut and almond that enhances the sweetness of the drinks. The tasty baked goods are vegan as well to accommodate that lifestyle.