Charming juice and smoothie bar for all seasons
Posted on 10 / 15 / 2010
A brand-new concept has just appeared in the Montreal Mile End scene: that of an intimate internet cafe/ juice and smoothie bar. There are 3 computer screens in the wall next to the take-out counter; in addition, there are 5 more internet stations available in the basement at the partner GABYTECH computer repair store. Printing and fax services are also available on site.
The menu is based upon a wide selection of original smoothies (named after the streets in the neighbourhood)and scrumptious fresh-pressed juices; it also includes teas, tisanes and specialty coffees. Protein whey powder is available for addition to after-workout smoothies (the YMCA is just across the road!) as well as in 1-kilo containers at highly competitive prices. Throughout the fall and winter there is a delicious hearty home-made vegetarian soup along with bagel sandwiches. Fillings include sun-dried tomato cream cheese, vegan curried tofu as well as standard cream cheese and lox. Healthy home baking (muffins, squares, etc. all from organic flour) is also featured, along with a variety of energy bars for all tastes and budgets.
While mainly aimed at offering healthy selections for take-out clientele, A JUS also offers stools to perch on and eat at the front window-side counter looking out on Parc Ave. There is also an intimate terrace out front with tables and a 6-seating capacity. From the bright yellow and tangerine walls to the rotating art displays on the walls by local artists, the entire ambiance is one of cheerful, positive energy. Customers appreciate the friendly service and relaxed atmosphere which facilitates the making of conversation and contacts. More than simply a store, it is a neighbourhood meeting place where people enjoy exchanging and learning. In addition, personalized workshops such as the recent highly-appreciated evening on "Detox through juices and smoothies" are offered to small groups. Check the facebook page for up-to-date information and pictures!
excellent drinks and food, healthy cuisine, good value