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