You know the type of story that starts with « the friend of an acquaintance of the brother-in-law»? Well, the cousin of my friend and her beau, Cynthia Deschenaux and Mathieu L’Écuyer, just opened a coffee shop in the heart of Old Montreal.
As a lover of all things caffeine and always on the hunt of cute spaces that allowed me to Instagram, work , Système D just came on fleek. A mixture of café-boulangerie suggestive of an early 20th-century Laurentians auberge, Système D offer artisanal breads made with ancient grains and organic flours, pastries, muffins, cookies and so on. They also have a lineup of sandwiches, a few salads, teas, milkshakes and hot chocolate.
The café gives a retro vibe with its chic-rustic ambiance. Co-founder Cynthia describes the place as a “nostalgic ambiance of a bygone era. With them, it “feels like a Sunday afternoon in the countryside”.
And my oh my, wouldn’t I mind a couple of Sunday’s afternoon a week!
Photo Credit : Erik Frenette and Andrea O’Connor (Micro Marketing Montreal)
About Lea D. Nguyen
Lea can't seem to write a catchy Facebook status or a useful tweet, let alone her own bio. In her spare time, she writes flash fictions on her blog P'tite vite. En français.