The best homemade lemonades in Montreal
Summer is on the horizon and the with its arrival heralds the return of refreshing drinks to the menu of many of Montreal’s best gourmet establishments. While iced coffees are always a popular summer drink, homemade lemonades are the nectar of choice for sunny days. Although the dining rooms are still closed, easy take-out remains a popular option for people who want to enjoy the summer by stopping by one of the city’s many parks to eat. What better way to accompany your meal than with a cold, refreshing drink?
Several good places offer lemonades for the summer season, a very popular drink in cafes. Many cafés prepare homemade lemonades full of seasonal herbs. These colorful, sometimes even fizzy, drinks are very popular. Some of them are rather classic, while others are sweeter. Some places use berries and herbs to create signature blends that are a hit. There are so many creative options with lemonade and everyone has a favourite place to pick up their refreshment.
Here is a list of good places to enjoy the best homemade lemonades in Montreal.
Cafécoquetel is a nice address in Villeray that specializes, as its name suggests, in hot and cold drinks. In summer, the place offers several refreshing and inventive drink options with lemonade being one of them. Theirs is made with lemon, grapefruit, and cherry, and is divine. The house strives to renew its offer regularly with beautiful creations of the moment that are very popular with customers.
Omnivore is a great address that prepares delicious Middle Eastern cuisine. With three locations in the city, chances are there’s one near you. The homemade lemonade at Omnivore is very popular with regulars. We couldn’t discover the secret, but it has flavours from Lebanon. Try it!
Satay Brothers makes a lemonade with calamansi, a variety of Philippine citrus with a deliciously strong taste. Also available on the menu is an Arnold Palmer (half house lemonade and half house iced tea).
Le Pain dans les Voiles is the Villeray bakery owned by Laurent Duvernay-Tardif’s family. In addition to preparing great sandwiches and pizzas – aside from their excellent breads, pastries, and baked goods – they serve quenching lemonades in the summer with seasonal flavours that change – you guessed it – with the seasons.