Tag: Cappuccino

My Little Cup

My Little CupI haven’t had the chance to visit any new coffee spots lately. However, there is one in particular that I walk by every morning on my way to work that caught my attention ever since the renovations began for its new installation. My Little Cup opened some time around January or early February of this year. It didn’t take long before professionals working in the area would line up every day for an espresso and some freshly baked goods. Why did it take me 4 months to finally give it a try?

I was early for work last week which is something very rare for me (ah, maybe that’s why it took 4 months). There were only two people standing at the counter so I thought: “Here’s my chance to finally try their coffee! I won’t have to wait too long.” I was right. It took less than 5 minutes for the barista to finish the two orders before making my cappuccino. During that time, at least four other people walked up to the counter for their morning coffee.

Tunnel Espresso Bar

It’s a minuscule commercial space located in an underground passageway connecting two shopping malls downtown Montreal: the Eaton Center and Place Ville Marie known as PVM. To the right, there’s a cellphone repair store, a boutique selling suits for men with price tags that are a bit too ordinary is located immediately across and to the left, it may have been a vegetarian food-to-go type of business or another boutique selling clothes and accessories for women. To make a long description short, this corridor comes to life only during the week between 8AM and 5PM when professionals and shoppers alike, make their way from one side of the street to the other without having to go outside. Businesses close in a matter of a year or so. The only ones that survive from the lack of exposure and interest from the passersby are where inexpensive lunches can be bought quickly: pizza, pre-rolled sushi and an express version of this Korean restaurant that make delicious bibimbap.