With Easter just around the corner, what is there to do for adults for the Easter long weekend? The good news is that if you love all things pastel-hued, cutesy, rabbit-shaped, or brightly coloured and over the top, you don't have to wait until April to partake. If spring picnics and picking tulips or frolicking in a lavender field seem too far away, Montreal has tons of spots that are reminiscent of that time of year — and they're open all year long.
While these spots may conjure up old feelings of decorating eggs when you were a child, these eateries aren't just for the young. And they aren't just for enviable Instagram photo ops, but they are worth the visit just for that.
Though they are all exceptionally pretty places (who doesn't want to dine beneath a cherry blossom tree) that rely heavily on pastels, whites, spring flowers, and pink on top of pink, they also serve up some of the best cakes, coffees, and drinks in the city.
If you feel you need some spring in your life and can't wait another month, check out one of these seven beautiful, water-coloured restaurants and cafes — and pretend you're already there.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.