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smico
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013, 9:22am
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Finally I don't need to walk 15 minutes to Myriade or Piccolo.
Few weeks ago new coffee shop opened in core downtown Montreal, at Peel and McGill College, right across entrance to the McGill University.
Great people passionate about coffee, great service, great coffee, great espresso machine.  What else do you need at 7:30 in the morning?
Cheers,
Miroslav
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:44pm
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Are they mostly focused on espresso or brewed coffee?  Do you remember which coffees they had when you went?
I haven't found the time to go yet but if it's worth it, I'll try to stop by when I'm in the area.

Thanks!
Patrice
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013, 7:04am
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I've been a couples of times, great espresso. They serve Black Cat from Intelligentsia and George Owell/Terroir.

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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2013, 5:14pm
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SimonPatrice Said:

Are they mostly focused on espresso or brewed coffee?  Do you remember which coffees they had when you went?
I haven't found the time to go yet but if it's worth it, I'll try to stop by when I'm in the area.

Thanks!
Patrice

Posted February 16, 2013 link

They have mostly what you see in Myriade these days, Intelli, George Howell...  
Espresso seems to be their thing, although I had very nice filter too.
Very passionate people, genuinly interested in your feedback...  They look like their dream came true: to open the cafe.
Worth a visit, definitelly.
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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2013, 8:27pm
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Thanks a lot!  I'll try to check them out soon.
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Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013, 9:14am
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Oh that is pretty interesting! I will drop by after lunch, I work nearby. Although I love to go to Myriade and Pikolo, this one could be my everyday stop.

I will let you know my appreciation later!

EDIT :

Just came back from the Humble Lion, great place, friendly staff, great espresso. Had the George Horwell, it was really wonderful. I will definitely return to try the Black Cat.

The coffee scene is really exploding in Montreal, I was waiting for this to happen for a while, I gotta admit that I am really happy to see that! We have a great diversity.
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Posted Sun Mar 3, 2013, 4:57am
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Mr Oliver,  Make sure to bring crowd from the work.  
I try to do that weekly.  
We want those guys to succsseed.
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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 3:25pm
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Great people- they will be offering a range of Bonavita kettles as well in the coming weeks!
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013, 8:17pm
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Popped in today for a macchiato and it was great!  Black Cat was nicely pulled.  Nice spot and will be back when I'm in town next.
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Posted Tue Aug 20, 2013, 4:56pm
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First time visit last week-end.  I seldom visit espresso shops  these days,  but I wanted to see the Marzocco there and "recalibrate" my palate at the same time.  Well  the machine is nice and I love the idea of using the parts of the La Marzocco crate as decor.  

Sadly however, my double could have been pulled by one of those little Saeco, it would have been better.   No recalibration of my palate done, if only to take comfort in knowing that I can still pull above par shots at home, with my humble setup.
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