Pointe-Saint-Charles used to be quite a sketchy area. Not anymore. While some development projects may have taken the call for gentrification a bit too seriously, others, like Café Bloom, have built on the unique industrial history of the area in a magnificent way.
This review is way overdue (the delay, I assure you, is not due to my lack of love for the Café). Here’s a little shout-out to one of my favourite spots in the neighbourhood.
With its vintage feel and beautiful Moroccan-tile counter, Café Bloom nurtures a unique communal spirit where everyone feels instantly welcome. In true Pointe-Saint-Charles spirit, families are part of the daily landscape, and highchairs and board games are readily available
The menu is seasonal and cooked with mucho love in the open kitchen in the back. Ingredients are fresh, cooked with simplicity, and ridiculously fairly priced. Brunch plates, for instance, are more than reasonable, topping out at $11 for the “Big Bloom Plate” we opted for. If you’re lucky, the cook will even serve you himself, with a big smile and a charming English accent as an added bonus.
1940 Rue Centre, Montréal, Québec H3K 1J2 (514) 508-2313
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