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Café Parma: the flavors of Italy at the Jean-Talon market

Located at the Jean-Talon market, a stone’s throw from Little Italy, the Parma café is ideal for eating after shopping or for taking the time to enjoy a coffee made according to the rules of the art.

For their third boutique, the owners bet on an open space and a leafy decoration.

The place is charming, the atmosphere lively and the plants are in the spotlight.

The bright, plant-decorated interior of Café Parma at Jean-Talon Market

During our visit, the line of customers was constantly renewed, which did not prevent us from being entitled to friendly service.

You should know that at Café Parma, we don’t do full table service. As is often the case in these types of cafes, we must rather order at the counter before choosing a table where our dishes will be served.

Classics on the menu

On the menu, sandwiches, pizzas, pasta and salads are in the spotlight. For dinner, we set our sights on the beef sandwich .

Café Parma Steak Sandwich at Jean-Talon Market

Generously garnished with cheese, onions and mushrooms and served in a fluffy bun, it was perfect for sharing.

We served the sandwich with a caprese salad and fries . Special mention to the fries, which were crispy and sprinkled with oregano and parmesan, served with truffle mayo.

Frites au parmesan et salade caprese du Café Parma au Marché Jean-Talon

An attractive counter

We were so full that we didn’t have dessert this time (much to our regret).

Having tasted their coffee and pastries on another occasion, I confirm that they are worth the trip.

Counter with pastries from Cafe Parma at Jean-Talon Market
Photo credit: Camille Hébert

Coffee Parma

Three addresses in Montreal

  • 162 Jean Talon East
  • 505 de la Gauchetiere West
  • 1202 Bishop

Perfect for…

  • Family snack
  • Sip coffee with a good book
  • To study
  • Eat around a drink with friends


Thanks to Cafe Parma for the invitation to discover their cuisine. Although the cost of the meal was covered, the opinions expressed in this article remain those of the author.


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