PLACES TO EAT, SHOP AND HAVE COFFEE OR DRINKS AROUND CAMPUS
Welcome to ECPR 2015 at Université de Montréal
The Université de Montréal is located in a residential neighbourhood called Côte-des-Neiges. A typical French Canadian village until the turn of the 20th Century, Côte-des-Neiges has become one of Montréal’s most cosmopolitan boroughs, with significant North African, Pilipino and Eastern European communities. Côte-des-Neiges also has three hospitals, the city’s largest cemetery and, of course, the Université de Montréal.
The main commercial street is Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges (thereafter CDN). Between Chemin Queen Mary and Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, you will find dozens of cafés, ethnic restaurants, fast food joints, bookstores, and grocery stores located around the metro station “Côte-des-Neiges” and along Bus 165.
The neighbourhood is poorly equipped in bars. The only options are a sports bar called La Maisonnée, a discothèque called Tabasco and a pub called McCarold. This may seem odd given the university’s 60 000 students but most of them live in the Eastern neighborhoods of Plateau Mont-Royal, Rosemont and Villeray, which are easily accessible with the metro blue line.
One block north of Pavillon 3200 Jean-Brillant (where panels will take place), at the corner of Lacombe Ave and Gatineau Ave, you will find two student cafés: Caravane (3506 Lacombe) and Méchant Café (3525 Lacombe).
For a slightly more upscale café and dining experience, try Café Librairie Olivieri (5219 CDN), which is also one of the city’s best bookstores with a nice terrace in the back. Olivieri has a good selection of wine and beer.
For a good bakery/patisserie, try Première Moisson (5199 CDN) or Duc de Lorraine (5002 CDN).
At lunch time, most colleagues eat at:
· Comptoir Bench (salads and sandwiches, 3537 Queen Mary)
· Caravane (salads and sandwiches, 3506 Lacombe)
· Olivieri (bistrot, 5219 CDN)
· Tais-toi et mange (bistrot, 5153 CDN)
· Brûlerie urbaine (salads and sandwiches, 5252 CDN)
· Il Galateo (Italian, 5315 Gatineau)
· Tontons Flingueurs (bistrot, 5190 CDN)
· Pizza Fiore (as the name implies, 3518 Lacombe)
· Duc de Lorraine (quiches, 5002 CDN)
· Atami (sushi, 5499 CDN)
· Cercle des HEC (a faculty restaurant in the business school, on campus).
And of course, you can have a hot-dog & beer at the student beer tent (behind 3200 Jean-Brillant on campus), a pic-nic in Parc Jean-Brillant or on the mountain. Normally, there should be a gourmet food truck or two in front of the business school, near the exit of “Université de Montréal” metro station. If you don’t mind a 30-minute walk (10 minutes with Bixi or metro), you can also walk down to Avenue Bernard in Outremont, which has some of the nicest street terraces in town.