The best homemade lemonades in Montreal

Meilleures limonades maison

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.


MELK is one of the best Third Wave cafes in Montreal. In the summer, its matcha and vanilla lemonade is all the rage. Original and delicious, this drink is as pleasing to the taste buds as it is to the eyes.

1206 Rue Stanley


Le Paquebot is one of the most original cafes in Montreal with its wide range of drinks. One of the specialties of the house is the famous coffee-lemonade. This drink is simply perfect for a caffeine fix on a hot summer day.

123 Avenue du Mont-Royal Ouest


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!

4306 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

Satay Brothers

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).

3721 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest

Le Petit Sao

Le Petit Sao offers a homemade mint lemonade, as well as a lemonade of the day, whose flavour varies according to the inspiration of the moment. These drinks are perfect to accompany the restaurant’s tasty Asian cuisine.

40 Place du Commerce

Le pain dans les voiles

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.

357 Rue de Castelnau East

Archway Verdun

The Archway, a healthy restaurant located in Verdun, has set up a lemonade bar for the summer to meet all your refreshment needs.

3683 Rue Wellington

Café In Gamba

Café In Gamba located in Mile End makes a delicious homemade raspberry lemonade when the warm weather arrives. Don’t miss it!

5263 Avenue du Parc

Nita Tout Garni

Nita Tout Garni offers exceptional homemade lemonades! From the classics, to grapefruit, to Arnold Palmer. You can add a touch of alcohol for an “adult soda”. A must try.

5687B Avenue du Parc
See on map

Photography by Alison Slattery

From the magazine