Café Mayflower: A breath of fresh air on Myrand Avenue in Sainte-Foy
Louis-Roy Couture and Florence Lahoud Douville opened Café Mayflower in the fall of 2017 on Myrand Avenue. It’s a beautiful place to work, study, or relax with its serene atmosphere and carefully selected coffees.
The café was born from the owners’ passion for the world of coffee. Over time, their experiences led them to discover and taste coffees from all over the globe. After passing the Q Grader test (certification for coffee professionals), Louis wanted a new challenge and came up with the idea of opening a café. The name, Mayflower, was the name of the first ship that brought coffee to America from England.
The owners wanted to introduce their customers to the world of coffee “by offering exclusive and high-quality specialty coffees,” they explain. They have achieved this goal by offering between six and nine different coffees in constant rotation according to the season. They work with several roasters such as Heart in Portland, Oregon, Square Mile in London, and recently 3FE in Dublin. The sleek decor is inspired by their favourite cafés, GGET in Beverly Hills, and Heart in Portland.
The choice of beverages is vast and is sure to please all palates; from the London fog and perfectly dosed chai latte, to the classic cappuccino, there is something for everyone. In summer, one of the musts is the iced coffee with maple syrup from Louis’ mother’s maple grove in Saint-Romain.
To eat, the café some delicacies prepared in house, as well as several pastries, croissants and chocolates from Boulangerie Oli, located down the street .
Café Mayflower has won over the hearts of many with their passion for coffee, quality products, and charming atmosphere.
Written by Paule-Rachel Lalonde