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Caribbean Curry House Heads to DDO, Tran Cantine Sets Its Sights on Mile-Ex, and More Montreal Restaurant Expansions

Plus, Bossa’s Italian sandwiches make their way to Promenade Masson, and Vancouver coffee shop 49th Parallel plans for a second Montreal outpost

array of Caribbean food (patty and roti) and juices in bottles Caribbean Curry House/Facebook

WEST ISLANDCaribbean Curry House, one of Montreal’s oldest slingers of flaky curry-filled roti and a Côte-des-Neiges mainstay since 1980, is upsizing with a second location, headed to Brunswick Boulevard, near Sources, out in the West Island’s Dollard-des-Ormeaux neighbourhood. A representative for the restaurant tells Eater the team is working tirelessly to get it up and running for its opening on December 10.

Caribbean Curry House is opening a second location at 45 Brunswick Boulevard.

MILE-EX — The folks behind Saint-Henri pho and bánh mì favourite Tran Cantine are expanding their reach into the Mile-Ex neighbourhood with plans to open a second location in January 2022, a representative for the restaurant tells Eater. It’s headed to Alexandra Street, and though its menu will be similar to that of the original, it’s called Tran L’épicerie, given the addition of a grocery section stocked with homemade items. There will also be a takeout window from which customers can pick up orders.

Tran L’épicerie is slated to open next month at 7061 Alexandra.

ROSEMONT — Regulars of Promenade Masson, rejoice: Popular Verdun sandwich shop Bossa is planting roots on the Rosemont thoroughfare. A representative for the restaurant says it plans to open the second location next month, bringing its sought-after Italian sandwiches — including its meatball and chicken parm subs, or the “Diavolo,” jam-packed with salami, capocollo, provolone, and more — and specialty Italian grocery items to the area.

Bossa’s second location is slated to open at 3136 Masson.

NOTRE-DAME-DE-GRÂCE — After opening its first brick-and-mortar coffee shop outside of Vancouver this past summer, in Old Montreal, the coffee experts at 49th Parallel are primed to open another in the city. This one is headed to Monkland Avenue, corner Old Orchard, where it’ll replace a former Starbucks outpost. A representative for the café says it’s planning for a spring/summer 2022 opening.

49th Parallel’s second location will open at 5526 Monkland Avenue.

WEST ISLAND — With one successful expansion already under its belt (in Laval), St-Léonard’s beloved Café Milano is expected to lift the curtains on another in West Island by the end of the year (i.e., very soon), according to an Instagram post announcing the coming attraction. The third location for the espresso and Italian panini peddler will be stationed at Brunswick Boulevard in Pointe-Claire.

Café Milano is opening a third location at 46 Brunswick Boulevard.

Update: December 10, 2021, 9:30 p.m.: This post has been updated to include the opening date for Caribbean Curry House’s new DDO location.