Mile-End
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Mile-End is a quaint yet contemporary quarter teaming with multiculturalism and filled with cafés, bars, restaurants, specialty grocery shops, boutiques, galleries, hot yoga spots, great bakeries and Montreal-style bagels served fresh and hot. Many of its residents are eco-friendly and artistic -- in summer, it is not unusual to see guitarists strumming a tune.
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Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colorful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.
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msa23_2000
Chino Hills, CA1,421 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
At first glance I did not like Mile End - too much graffiti (and I don’t mean the art murals, but sloppy tagging of names). Ironically they are quite proud of all the graffiti. But we took a tour and heard the stories of how the neighborhood came to be and the external stairs and I gained an appreciation. Many small, local food places that are great. I still wouldn’t stay here when visiting, but it is a great place to spend a day. I do recommend a tour as learning more about the history made me appreciate it more.
Written February 13, 2023
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marcopolopaloalto
Palo Alto, CA1,132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Neighborhoody local flavor of Montreal restaurants,designers, coffee shops, bagels, Quaint, local, ethnic, busy speciality shops (eg. Japanese paper, Montreal bagels, Quebec cheeses, Portuguese cookware). It’s an exciting neighborhood to walk around.
We walked up St Laurent Street from Notre Dame Basilica in Old Montreal across St Viateur, and down St Urbain.
Written February 16, 2020
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Crystal S
Overland Park, KS229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We spent an entire day walking around this neighborhood and it was my favorite area; even better than Old Montreal. You can hit up a lot of the classic Montreal spots for bagels, smoked meat, etc. but there are also lots of little gems. This is a MUST DO area as long as you don't mind walking or biking a decent amount.
Written August 2, 2022
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JimmyJackk
San Marcos, CA5,748 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Wonderful area of Old Montreal some of the more well known restaurants and bagel shops located here. Must place to visit especially on foot to truly get a feel for the local vibe.
Written May 6, 2019
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outtahereNJ
new jersey299 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
This place was a dump!! described as NYC Soho but it was anything but. The stores were disappointing as was the restaurants. We walked up and down a few streets and left within 20 min
Written December 31, 2018
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Jasmin S
116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Belongs to the three things I would recommend in montreal: 1) Ville vieux, 2) Mont royal and 3) mile end.
This is an authentic area with a lot of Bars, Cafés and restaurants as well as shops where you can find also locals. It's one of the places to be for foodies in the city.

I recommend to buy fresh bagels and hummus at st viateur, walk through the neighbourhood to fairmount bagels and buy some bagels to compare of this concurrent. Just next to it is a famous Gnocchi place as well. Head to the lahaie Parc and treat yourself in the sun. If you are still hungry walk to la banquise and try the best poutine in Montreal. Enjoy :)
Written April 15, 2019
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Melissa G
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Fran gave an awesome tour of the mile end. She remembered everyone's name. She gave detailed information.. didn't rush the tour.. was worth the money.. great food and information... thanks Fran!!!!
Written July 15, 2017
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WorldTravelers34
Chicago, IL2,269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
This was one of our stops on the Mile End Montreal food tour. The Mile End is Montreal's version of Brooklyn, Sodermälm, Shoreditch, and Kreuzberg put together. Hipsters, exotic eateries, and vintage shops abound. Mile End is also the cradle of Montreal’s music scene, cultural diversity and all things trendy and fashionable (but not too mainstream, of course). But more than just a hotbed for tuque-wearers and vintage shops, Mile End is a place where many different cultures coexist and enjoy the best of one another, in a post-industrial meets residential tree-lined avenues type of backdrop. Greek eateries meet Hasidic Jews-owned bagel shops, and artsy coffee shops meet up-and-coming, edgy designers. A dynamic area that should be explored by the senses first and foremost, and where most visitors could easily picture themselves settling down, and never leave. I would recommend walking around this area if you have the time to explore Montreal.
Written June 26, 2016
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CTTraveler99
Greenwich, CT200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Family
We did a home exchange to Mile End and were not disappointed. It has a fun Tribeca/Brooklyn vibe with a lot of great little cafes, restaurants, bakeries, shops. It probably wouldn't be top on my list if I only had a short time in Montreal, but it was definitely a fun place to stay.
Written January 1, 2013
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Jennifer
Vineland61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
I treated a few of my friends to this tour as part of our getaway. Carolyn was our tour guide and the tour was excellent. This was our first "walking" food tour, really enjoyed it. There were several stops, the first being the meeting place, starting with a Falafel. We progressed to bagels, chocolate, gnocchi, an artisanal bakery. Lovely, lovely day and excellent value. Carolyn is very clever and has an excellent sense of humour. Highly recommend!
Written November 16, 2017
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