Results tagged “Mile-End”

By: Virago

If you are new to the so-called trendy or starving artist feel shared by many Mile End neighbourhood holes in the wall, Le Cagibi may seem as sketchy as the agency its name suggests. Nestled in what may appear to be one of the city's most ramshackle buildings, it's easy to dismiss this run-down and rickety place upon first glance. Push past the undeniable dirty feeling, the mismatched dumpster dive decor and worthless trashy figurines, however, and you may enjoy one of the best local food and entertainment experiences in town.


smallcosta.pngOn a snowy December morning, I met up with my friend Amanda to enjoy the Fabergé breakfast I had long been craving. We sat by the window facing Fairmount Avenue, and watched the snow fall as we sipped our café au laits. What better way to spend a winter morning? We chatted over some French toast while we waited for Costa Darsaklis, co-owner of Fabergé. When he arrived, he made himself a latte and joined us at the table. He is the type of person who is always arriving from some kind of work or commitment, and when he leaves it is to head to another. Still, he made himself comfortable and happily answered my questions, as we discussed the restaurant business in Montreal, and his place in it.

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Sipping Mimosas with Bugs Bunny

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By Tania Romito

Fabergé, defined as a breakfast restaurant and lounge, first opened its door during the Summer of 2010, at 25, Fairmount W. It is the success project of brothers Devin and Chaz DeSousa and their friend Costa Darsaklis, three men in their mid to late twenties. Located in the vibrant heart of the Mile End, Fabergé is as refined and modest as the inhabitants of its neighborhood. A mural of the city's landmarks, designed by local artist Howie Dewitt, runs along the walls and ceiling, exemplifying Montreal's unique ability to be trendy in keeping with an underground vibe. As I sit and sip my cappuccino on a Friday morning, Bugs Bunny is featured on the several television screens and the Black Keys is playing in the background; the restaurant is buzzing with style.

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