[NYC] A True Parisienne Cafe – Buvette


Buvette is a true Parisian cafe locating in the West Village of New York City. As I was doing research for my first New York trip back in March 2015 (the time I went alone), Mayssam from Will Travel for Food recommended Buvette and Locanda Verde for brunch. Since I knew I was going to New York again when my family visits, I saved Buvette for my family.

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[MTL] Gem of Notre-Dame de Grace – Prohibition


Prohibition is located in the beautiful, not-so-touristic, Notre-Dame de Grace, which is on Monkland Avenue. I’ve never explore or been to the neighborhood, but I already had my eye on Prohibition since my first year in Montreal. Since I didn’t go home right away after school ends, I had the chance to explore a bit more of Montreal outside of downtown. I believe that brunch shouldn’t be just for weekends, and Prohibition starts brunch-ing on Friday!

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[MTL] Everyday is Brunch Day – Ma’Tine


For the past four years in Montreal, no matter how many brunch spots I’ve tried, Lawrence still stays “the one” on my favorite brunch spot. However.. the ranking has slightly changed lately. Ma’tine is the new gem on the food scene, located in the gay village (5-10 minutes walk from station Beaudry). My first visit there was for lunch (See this), and the great experience had brought me back for brunch.

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[SF] Morning Gluttony – Tartine Bakery

IMG_7619_FotorOne of the most occurring name that popped up when I googled “must eat in San Francisco” – Tartine Bakery. Since it was my first time in San Francisco, I tried to cover all the cafes and restaurants on my long list. It is located in the Mission District.

The first time I came across Tartine Bakery was reading an article about their collaboration with Blue Bottle Coffee. As I looked more depth into this bakery, I found out that it barely has any negative reviews on Yelp, and have also been featured on SF Gate, NY Times, Wall St. Journal…etc. (Not to mention how many blogs review they have..).

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[NYC] Brunch in Italian Way – Locanda Verde


Brunch still goes on when I am in New York! When I approached to Mayssam from Will Travel For Food for suggestions, Locanda Verde was her first recommendation for brunch in New York. Locanda Verde is located in the TriBeCa neighborhood, serving Chef Andrew Carmellini’s “soul-satisfying urban Italian” menu.

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[MTL] “du jour” – Ma’tine


Ma’tine is the new gem on the food scene, located in the gay village (5-10 minutes walk from Station Beaudry). I had kept an eye on it for a while, and finally got the chance to visit after my last final exam and right before I left for Christmas break! The heavy snow did not stop me from making a trip there for lunch.

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