Saturday, August 13, 2016

Montreal: Cafe Vasco da Gama

The drive to Montreal from Hanover, NH took about three hours and passed in a blur of trees and farmland.  Before we knew it, we were across the border, checked into our Airbnb home, and out exploring the town.  We stumbled upon a Chatime in Chinatown and treated ourselves to some pearl tea before making a brief stop at Café Vasco da Gama:






















After being on our feet for so long, it was nice to take a break in a cheerful little café:
















And nibble on some pasteis de nata or Portuguese custard tarts ($2.30 each):






















Took me back to Portugal for a moment there.

We couldn't resist adding on this tiered beauty:






















Brownie at the bottom followed by a layer of some kind of cream and capped with caramel.  The brownie was a bit dry, but who cares when you can spoon creamy caramel directly into your mouth?

Café Vasco da Gama is cute, but a little too pricey for me.  I definitely wouldn't go out of my way to go there again.


Café Vasco da Gama
1472 Peel Rue
Montreal, QC H3A 1S8 Canada
(514) 286-2688
http://www.vascodagama.ca/home

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