Everybody loves to be THAT person. You know, that person that has all the best places to go to and can tell their friends of all of the newest or lesser-known spots around to discover. So to help you get started with your next find to totally impress your friends, we've put together a list of some of the secret Montreal spots, which are either tiny spaces or lesser-known, that every local totally needs to check out at some point in time.

We already know that Montreal has a pretty amazing food scene.

In fact, we're downright proud of it.

Even for the biggest foodies of us out there, we love to discover something new in the city.

Bars, cafés restaurants, whatever it is, we're just happy to get to explore our city through food and drinks.

But we can all admit, there's no better feeling than loving a new place that you've tried, telling your friends about it and then they love it, too.

Maybe it's somewhere you've always seen, but never tried until now.

Take a look at our list before for all the best places to try this fall.


La Tamalera

Address: 226, ave. Fairmount O., Montreal, QC

If you love Mexican, then this is definitely the place for you. You can get some of the most delicious tacos and enchiladas you've ever had and they even have lots of great vegetarian options.

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The Coldroom 

Address: rue Saint-Vincent, Montreal, QC

One of Montreal's coolest speakeasies, this bar is totally worth the journey. Don't know where to go? Just follow the duck!

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Roch le Coq 

Address: 1541, ave. Van Horne, Montreal, QC

This spot in Outremont makes some seriously incredible fried chicken. You can also try one of their burgers or a heaping serving of poutine.

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Le Petit Vibe 

Address: 5536-A, chemin de la Cote des Neiges, Montreal, QC

It may be called Le Petit Vibe, but this place actually has a huge one. Serving a tropical, Pacific-inspired menu, you'll feel like you're off on a beach somewhere and you don't even have to leave the city.

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Casa Kaizen 

Address: 16, ave. des Pins E., Montreal, QC

Casa Kaizen may not be known as its sister restaurant, Sushi Momo, but is just as delicious. Serving Asian-Mexican tapas-style food, it's sure to be your new favourite spot this fall. 

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La Grotte de Fromages 

Address: 4919, rue Jarry E., Saint-Léonard, QC

Montreal is no stranger when it comes to delis. And La Grotte des Fromages is unlike any deli you've ever seen.

Come see how the team can take something as simple as a sandwich and turn it into one of the most memorable meals of your life.

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Café Sfouf 

Address: 1250, rue Ontario E., Montreal, QC

This adorable café is so calm and peaceful. It even has its own plant wall. And the food and coffee menu is just as fantastic.

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HÀ 

Address: 600, rue William, Montreal, QC & 243, ave. Mont-Royal O., Montreal, QC

HÀ is THE place to go if you're looking for Vietnamese cuisine. Although you'll find lots of influences from all over South East Asia.

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Bocadillo 

Address: 3677, blvd. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC

Venezuelan cuisine may not be the most well-known in the city, but Bocadillo is definitely the place to start. Try a traditional arepa or order a burger (one of the best in Montreal). 

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Bar de Courcelle 

Address: 4685, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC

Bar de Courcelle is perfect if you're looking for a place for drinks with chill vibes with a bit of retro and want to try something new. The snack menu is also delicious.

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Barfly 

Address: 4062, blvd. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC

Barfly is an indie bar that has graffiti on the wall and a vibe to match. It's also a great spot to watch the big game.

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Maquis Yasolo

Address: 3763, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC

For something totally out of the box, try this Afro-Québécois restaurant in Saint Henri. And for those of you that like spice, you're in for a treat.

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Le Café Bloom

Address: 1940, rue du Centre Montreal, QC

Nothing helps your day bloom quite like a good cup of coffee. You can find this gorgeous café over in Point-Saint-Charles. 

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Sam Cha 

Address:2176 A, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, QC

Samcha offers a delicious Korean menu and the chillest atmosphere. And no Korean restaurant is complete without some sake.

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Aux Îles Bleues

Address: 900, ave. Duluth E., Montreal, QC

Creole cuisine has some of the most flavourful and amazing dishes out there. If you're looking for an authentic spot here in the city, you definitely need to check out Aux Îles Bleues.

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Lili & Oli Cafe

Address: 2713, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC & 4554, rue Wellington, Montreal, QC

Lili & Oli is a dog-friendly café that makes the most beautiful lattés. It's also a gorgeous shop for you to sit and sip the day away. 

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Now go get to exploring!

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