Wallace Espresso Westmount
They’re known for a minimalist and casual yet expert approach to coffee and stocking pastries from local bakeries.
Slatted design details and a fluorescent arrow were inspired by the architecture firm in the same building, Dubbeldam. Benches with modular storage pay homage to the Dupont location. There’s actually also a coworking space in the building.
A blown-up photo of hockey boards was taken by Peter Andrew, who locals might remember from a series of guerilla portraits of wax figures of celebrities, and who has shown work at all Wallace Espresso locations over the years.
Breakfast sandwiches ($6) are provided by Black Cat Epresso in both a basic veggie variety and one with bacon, egg and and cheese.
Butter, chocolate, raisin or almond croissants ($3) come from Pain Perdu.
Items like s’more cookies and granola bars are obtained from Cookie Friday by the same people behind Futura Granita. Both bakeries are located within walking distance of this Wallace along St. Clair West.
A latte ($4) has a glassy top with pleasing artwork, the creaminess of the steamed milk in harmony with the slight acidity of the coffee.
They’re operating with a powerhouse La Marzocco machine that uses pre infusion and volumetric technology to ensure consistency.
Up a set of stairs with a washroom and a cozy kids corner with toys and books, this 10-seat space equipped with WiFi and outlets retains the gem-like, tucked-away, community-oriented feel of the other locations. You can also order for pick-up through Ritual here.