Melk Bar A Café
By Cally, Montreal Maven

Love Is in the Air (and in Your Latte)

Melk Bar à Café is making its mark on the scene. But something feels different at this Monkland Village café. Visitors who step inside will find there's love and happiness in the air.

Could it be because the owners are a charming married couple who genuinely love what they do? Or is it because their mission is to create a space where everyone who comes by feels welcome and comfortable? Whatever the reason, you are bound to receive more than just your average cup of joe at Melk Bar à Café.

The owners, Dominique Jacques and Myriam Asselin, greet their customers with a smile, and it's clear they enjoy working together. When asked what it is about Monkland Village that drew them to open their café in the neighbourhood, the couple refer to the street and community's unique charm. "Monkland has a different vibe," says Dominique. "There are families, and younger people too. We wanted to give them a place to come."

Monkland has a different vibe…there are families, and younger people too. We wanted to give them a place to come. - Dominique Jacques, co-owner
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Montreal Café Veteran

Melk Bar à Café serves delicious coffee sourced from two Canadian Roasters — one located in Vancouver, British Columbia and one in Dundas, Ontario. All of the café's baristas are trained on-site and prepare artisanal coffee beverages that are sure to keep visitors coming back for more. The owners are baristas themselves, and Dominique has an impressive résumé, having honed his experience at two other indie cafés in the city.

All of Melk Bar à Café’s baked goods are made in-house (aside from Trou de Beigne’s artisanal doughnuts). Among these, customers will find a tempting assortment of scones, muffins and even maple bacon doughnuts to enjoy alongside their coffee — all of which makes a visit difficult to resist!

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Here for the Long-Run

Dominique is clear about his goal with the café: “No one should feel out of place [here]. I really want everyone to feel welcome, and it sounds easy to do, but it's not.” He's got that right — the truth is that many cafés can be pretentious and unwelcoming.

Melk Bar à Café is just the opposite. “I think we give people a place to come where they are comfortable," says Dominique. Together, he and Myriam have created an inviting space for anyone who wants to stop by.

Melk Bar à Café - coffee, baked goods, muffins, scones, maple bacon doughnuts, barista
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