02 Feb 2024

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Old Montreal: Notable newcomers of 2024

Old Montreal: Notable newcomers of 2024

Discover the array of new establishments opening up this year in Old Montreal! Restaurants, cafés, businesses; these exclusive addresses are welcome additions to the rich fabric of the historic quarter, very soon to join the list of places not to be missed.*

*Article regularly updated throughout the course of the year.

A growing range of gastronomic delights; gourmets take note!

Kwizinn - opening soon

Caribbean flavours in a colourful setting right in the heart of Old Montreal will have you whisked away to the sun and sand for the duration of your experience at Kwizinn. On the menu : fusion cuisine where traditional Caribbean dishes featuring the likes of curry, plantain and fresh fish are done with a Quebecois twist. The result? Generous and succulent creations like lobster poutine with Creole spices and pikliz, just to name one.

Mati - opening soon

Opa! If you’re looking for a laid-back Greek taverna with prices that are easy on the wallet, this is your place. The classic Hellenic menu here is inspired by the simple beauty of fresh market produce, making for well-executed, gourmet dishes enjoyed in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere.

Bol de Vie - opening soon

Fresh products and health-conscious cuisine go hand in hand at Bol de Vie. Their poke, burrito and smoothie bowls are prepared each morning with fresh vegetables and fruits of the day, and – no need to pack your suitcase – the vibrant Hawaiian flavours here will take you on an exotic trip without even having to step foot out of Old Montreal.

Yubari - opening soon

This gastronomic destination is tucked away in the heart of the St Paul, a boutique hotel that first opened its doors back in 2001. Yubari comes to us courtesy of the Eat drink love group, the people behind Tzatzi-qui, a Greek “cabane” in the Place d’Youville, as well as Escondite, a Montreal classic for outstanding and out-of-the-ordinary tacos, not to mention exceptional margaritas. This new establishment will very soon be unveiling its secrets, sharing with one and all “the essence of Japanese culinary mastery.”

Paparmane - opening soon

Come, sit back and sip away at an aromatic drink prepared with lovingly infused leaves in this eccentric tearoom “where the clocks stop and flowers whisper sweet secrets.” An English-style tea time experience straight out of the pages of Alice in Wonderland.

Yumi Burger - opening soon

Delicious smash burgers? Yes, please! Yumi Burger is on its way to Old Montreal with its signature halal beef and chicken burgers, done smashed and sizzling on the griddle. Served with fries and a melted cheese coulis, these things are finger-lickin’ good to say the least.

Art and culture, the new and beautiful

Saint Gallery and L’Original Art Gallery - 384 Saint-Paul Street West

Saint Gallery & L'Original Art Gallery have recently set up shop in the same location. At Saint Gallery, immerse yourself in an artistic universe “where creativity knows no bounds” at this new addition to the great galleries of Old Montreal. Here, you will encounter a selection of impressive works in a variety of forms, from traditional paintings to creations somewhat more unusual, like giant banknotes. As for L'Original Art Gallery, you'll find second-hand items transformed into unique works of art, making art a clever way to reinvent our environment.

The services you need

REP Training Studio - 400 Saint-Jacques Street #100B

Challenge and surpass yourself in a training studio that places a premium on Resilience, Evolution and Performance, hence the name, REP. Michelle, the studio’s founder, will help you move and feel better through your choice of semi-private workout sessions, private one-on-one training, or workouts designed for small groups.

Monolith - 260 Notre-Dame Street West

Founded in 2011, this reputable marketing communications agency will very soon be working its branding and design magic in Old Montreal. Through a combination of creativity, art and technology, the minds behind this agency bring to the neighbourhood a unique touch that is guaranteed to make some welcome waves.

Dormez-vous? - opening soon

Just moved into the neighbourhood, or looking to replace your old mattress? The sleep experts at Dormez-vous? will help you find the bedding solution that works best for you thanks to their large selection of mattresses and sleep accessories. Rest assured, you’ll be sleeping soundly and comfortably in no time courtesy of the savvy on-site team at this store’s Notre-Dame Street location, corner Saint-Jean.

Accommodations for a memorable stay

Sonder - 408 Saint-Jacques Street

Sonder proposes five different lodging options throughout the old quarter. In these apartments, you will find all the necessary amenities in a modern setting complete with tastefully selected furnishings. Check in and make all requests and inquiries related to your stay directly from your phone for unrivalled flexibility and accessibility.

Le Petit Hôtel Notre-Dame - opening soon

This second Petit Hôtel establishment – the first one on Saint-Paul Street was nominated for the 2024 World’s Best Awards, courtesy of Travel + Leisure – is a place where you’re sure to feel right at home thanks to its comfortable and elegant rooms. This hotel owes much of its charm to its unique marriage of historical architecture and contemporary furnishings.

Dressed in style

SUITABLEE - 233 Notre-Dame Street West

Made-to-measure suits for men at an affordable price is very much a possibility at SUITABLEE. The two talented engineers behind the concept here avail themselves of state-of-the-art technology to offer suits and shirts that are perfectly tailored to each individual and, above all, timeless and functional.

Photos : Kwizinn / Bol de Vie / Sonder / SUITABLEE / REP

NOTA BENE : Have you recently set up your business, office or trade in Old Montreal and you want to let us know about it, or did we miss one of your new neighbours? Write to us at info@sdcvieuxmontreal.com and it will be our pleasure to add it!