- Address: 3418 Av du Parc, Montréal
- Visited: 02/07/2015, Snack, 3 people
- Cuisine: Cafe
- Rating: 4.5 5.0 Excellent, worth every $
4.5 Good, food & value
4.0 Good, but $$, would re-visit
3.5 Meh, good $, would re-visit
3.0 Meh, would not re-visit
2.0 Did not like $ [$] <20; [$$] <40; [$$$] <80; [$$$$] >80
- Website: http://pikoloespresso.com/
Usually my visits to Montreal centre around food. Thus to maximize the experience, I like to plan stops at cafes and bakeries en route from one meal to the next. We stopped at Pikolo Espresso Bar to grab an afternoon coffee and croissant. Ok so only I had a croissant. Both The Fiance and my cousin were still full from breakfast, amateurs.
The independent cafe is located in between universities and is a small space. They’ve crammed in tables, bars and a small seating area on the second floor but on a Saturday afternoon, most seats were filled with students and laptops. We managed to find three barstools together and settled in to sip our drinks. The Fiance ordered an iced Americano while I went with a classic latte. My latte was foamy and super rich in flavour. One of the best lattes I’ve ever had and quite a step better than a certain popular coffeehouse chain (whom I still hold near and dear). The Fiance also enjoyed his iced drink, but the cafe only had honey (which didn’t dissolve with the ice) and no liquid sugar or simple syrup.
My croissant was satisfying. Each layer was buttery and the pastry was flakey. Overall, Pikolo Espresso Bar is a great rest stop with really good coffee.
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