Okay so i was in my old nayhood & as Carswell stated there have been tons of changes up & along CDN. I didn't even make it all the way up to Queen Mary to Duc de Lorraine.
I'll start off with Chill Out (formerly Couleur Cafe) I was really surprised how bright an airy it is in there. Really funky spot for CDN Oh so pretty BUT been there twice so far and I ordered simple stuff so i thought. The customer in front of me brought back her latte, wasn't too sure what the prob was coz they were speaking in french. While she was waiting for her coffee, I asked for a macchiato single long. The cashier didn't understand what I wanted So i repeated "Macchiato single shot, long" still looking confused as ever the customer before me even understood what I wanted and repeated it to the girl. In frustration I pointed to their menu & said Can I have the Macchiato that's $1.97?!
Carryin the tray to my table, I tried to pick up the macchiato & drink it but the "shotglass" was too damn hot that I couldn't even hold it. I've seen espresso glasses before but they usually come with a metal handle. I had to go back to the cash & just ask for a disposble cup&cover to go .
That was a couple of weeks ago... I returned there this week & just had some sorbet with my lil cousin. Oh wait a minute I did drop by there last week to ask for a macchiato to go (same cashier) This time she understood my order Except she gives me this tiny cup to go. I asked her what that was & where's the foam ~ she said there is foam in there it's just that she gave me such a tiny cup because there weren't anymore lids for the regular cup. I may just have to walk further up CDN to *bucks or 2nd Cup just to get a consistent cup of joe.
As for Crepe de Soleil it's right adjacent to the Mikes & Chinese Resto but it hasn't opened up yet. I alse noticed there's yet another cafe/lunch spot where Cafe Republique use to be haven't tried anything there yet. They must have been on vacation this past week coz they were always closed when I was passing by.