Where: 545 Milton St
Kind of food: Vegetarian
Usual Suspects: Students/tree huggers
Why I love it: The food and concept is both fresh and innovative
Why you’ll love it: The menu is made up of delicious dishes with a vegetarian twist
Who to take: Friends, second or third date
I ordered: Gluten-free Curry dish with rise, tofu, vegies and sour cream
Lola Rosa is a small, intimate restaurant, the atmosphere being inviting and charming the second you step in. Even if you aren’t a vegetarian, the menu is inventive enough to satisfy and excite every palate. The coolest part about the restaurant, however, apart from being a hidden gem in the Montreal restaurant scene, is the concept behind the seating arrangements. Each table is actually a desk, each customer having access to a drawer filled with little notes left by previous customers. In these drawers you’ll find love letters, confessions of deep secrets, or even simple order suggestions. Dining at Lola Rosa becomes an experience, one marked by excellent food, sweet waiters, and a newfound connection with a complete stranger.