The newest hot spot in town is actually healthy. YAY! Barley Cereal Bar may have been popping up on your Instagram feed the past few weeks since opening and rightfully so. With a menu that includes lots of healthy appealing options to us TFF type girls, I had to check it out for myself (and all of you!). Seriously though, so many of the new trendy places that open up in Montreal aren't always the healthiest options, so I rarely get to rave about them but after trying Barley and gracing them with my usual skepticism (the overly enthusiastic healthy investigation, what has sugar, dairy, gluten etc), I am happy to say not only did Barley pass the test, but I was actually rather impressed by the menu.
Not only was the staff very patient & knowledgable, the space is also dog friendly and welcoming of all creative minds to enjoy a peaceful but trendy atmosphere to work, chat or simply enjoy. The cereal bar has much more than cereal with a menu that includes the likes of open faced toasts, salads, chia and smoothie bowls as well as their newly launched oatmeal which we had the pleasure of getting a sneak taste of. They also offer an array of healthy lattes like matcha and turmeric (my faves) and also beet that I was happy to try (and pink anything I am a fan of).
The space also includes old school cartoons playing in the background, wifi if you need a place to park and get sh*t done, an open space that acts as an office/ sporadic pop up shop and an event space below. The pop up shop over the weekend was put on by a Montreal local with her brand Her Must, an online store for women featuring her own brand Her Must Swimwear. Huge fan of the line and the creator FYI so check it out.
You should absolutely pay this spot a visit on your next St Henri adventure. My suggestions on the menu; the new castle smoothie bowl, orange zest oatmeal, and a beet latte.... preferably along side a puppy and good company. The recipe to a happy life!
Check the out on Instagram here or via their contact information below.
BARLEY CEREAL BAR
2613 Notre-Dame W,