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Cafe St Henri Jean Talon

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7070 Avenue Henri Julien, Montréal, QC H2S 3S3

When Cafe St Henri announced that their location on Notre Dame in St Henri would only renew until 31st May 2016 due to skyrocketing rent prices, I was pretty upset. However, not even a month after the announcement, Montreal was greeted with good news: Cafe St Henri was opening in Jean Talon Market. As with all new openings, St Henri was able to revamp and rebrand themselves, opting for a brighter looking interior and a bolder display of their coffee geek side. The infographics are still there, much like the Notre Dame location but they added an entire table for chemex tasting. Also, the coffee grinder is conveniently on the side of the table in case you do like the roast you tried and would like the beans freshly ground for your home brewing needs. The touch of muguet flowers in little green cups also makes the space feel more breathable.

Food-wise, St Henri Jean Talon serves baked goods from Guillaume, a highly regarded artisanal bakery in Montreal. They also have a few premade salads as well as Rise Kambucha bottles for the health conscious. Finally, as an insert for the coffee enthusiasts out there, St Henri uses Nutrinor Cooperative 2% instead of Société Original 3.8% milk, but surprisingly, I did not taste any difference in milk creaminess. Apparently, neither did the baristas at St Henri as they had done a blind tasting of milk and all chose Nutrinor over Société. I’m guessing it also has to do with the type of roast and how the milk cuts into it but what do I know.

All in all, great move after they were dealt with a not so great card and definitely quite an upgrade for Saint Henri. 

Hours
Mon-Wed: 07:00 – 19:00
Thurs-Sat: 07:00 – 21:00
Sun: 07:00 – 18:00

Food and Amenities
Coffee Roast: St Henri
Foods: Guillaume baked goods, Sophie Sucree
Sitting Space: about 8 spots inside, 5 outside
Electrical Outlets: no
Wifi: no
Points Cards: no

Transportation
Metro: Jean Talon

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