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Système D Café and Bakery Channels Retro Vibes in Old Montreal

Yet another new coffee shop for the neighbourhood

Système D's Mathieu L'Écuyer and Cynthia Descheneaux (at left)
Système D's Mathieu L'Écuyer and Cynthia Descheneaux (at left)
Système D

The principals behind Old Montreal's newest coffee shop aim to conjure up bygone Québécois vibes at their forthcoming café-boulangerie. Système D will serve what Cynthia Descheneaux and Mathieu L'Écuyer describe as grandmotherly comfort fare in a nostalgic, shabby chic ambiance suggestive of an early 20th-century Laurentians auberge. The Saint-Nicolas street café plans to offer a lineup of artisanal breads, made fresh daily with ancient grains and organic flours, as well as pastries, muffins, cookies, and cakes. Brown-baggers can also look forward to seven different sandwiches, a few salads, milkshakes, floats, espresso-based coffee drinks, teas, chai, and hot chocolate. Despite the rustic digs festooned with found objects, Système D will feature free Wi-Fi, and plenty of accessible electrical outlets. A launch party is set for this Saturday, May 7, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Status: Système D, 417 Saint-Nicolas, (438) 387-4447, opens this weekend.

Système D

Système D | Photo credit: Gregory McCormick

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