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“Summertime walks” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bernard Avenue

Bernard Avenue
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Ranked #237 of 479 things to do in Montreal
Montreal, Canada
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“Summertime walks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Beautiful street/neighborhood for a stroll and many cafés to eat or stop for a coffee or snack! Les Enfants Terribles is one of those great restaurants!

Visited July 2013
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“nice neighborhood”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

nice restaurants, bakeries and cafes.
Sometimes overly pricey.

Visited February 2012
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“So you want to get a taste of France in North America?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Bernard Avenue streches from Outremont to the Mile End area of Montreal. Starting from the West end and easily walkable, this stretch will take you from the stately, "bourgeois' french-speaking residential area to a more cahotic, industrial looking dead-end in the East. In between, you'll have gotten a taste of the French, Hassidic, Greek and Portuguese communites, All within 2 km! For those of you looking for a French flare, the area of Outremont (West of Park Avenue) offers cafés, boutiques and lovely restaurants where you can close your eyes and almost (almost) imagine being in Europe - that being because you can hear so many French nationals that choose this area of the city to live in. While there, don't miss the ice cream at Le Bilboquet, nor the Sangria at Café Souvenir (they also serve great breakfasts). The terrasse at Les Enfants Terribles is also a wonderful place for a great meal - if you can find a spot! A new Greek-Mediteranean restaurant just across, Ofelia is also very good. WIthin just a few more blocks you'll find other delightful bakeries & dessert shops, cheeseshops, high-end grocery, health food store (right next to one of the loveliest Montreal parks), home decoration shops + a great independant bookstore, etc. The further East you go (towards Park ave. and the Mile End area) the more eclectic and funky the boutiques become. One of my favorite is the father-daughter neigbouring boutiques of second-hand sporting goods (D'un Sport à l'Autre) and ice-cream shop (D'une Glace à l'Autre), both very popular. Though you will not see a well known actor or race-car driver (during Formula 1 week) sitting at a terrasse East of Park like you would in the Outremont side you will have fun browsing aroung this colorful area. And Clothing and shopping in general is less pricey in this area.

Bernard Avenue is very representative of Montreal and its people, All in all, it's probably its most interesting street for shopping, eating, having a drink (great watering holes on the East side!) and just walking and enjoying the day!

Visited May 2012
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“Growing and Improving”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Really nice coming neighborhood with great shops and restaurants. Multicultural surrounds do not always get on very well with one another.

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