Mile End, the last Mile, is a small neighborhood between Outremont, Le Plateau, Rosemont and Little Italy. The main commercial streets are parts of St-Viateur, Fairmount, Bernard, Villeneuve, Parc Ave & St-Laurent.
It has bagel shops (2 on Fairmount and 2 on St-Viateur), plenty of little restaurants and shops and is best know for its lively Italian coffee shops.
The nearest metro station (situated outside the Mile-End) is Laurier (orange line), and is about 15 minutes walk. Alternatively, take the 80 bus from metro stations Place-des-Arts (green line) or Du Parc (blue line).
The two main commercial streets in the Mile-End are Bernard and St-Viateur.
Stroll your way through fine food shops, independant book shops and independent clothing shops featuring local designers as well as kitschy vintage second-hand clothing.
The Mile-End is home to the two most notorious bagel shops of Montreal : St-Viateur Bagel and Fairmount Bagel. These shops do not offer seating, but you can sit in a nearby park to eat your bagels while they are hot. For the complete experience, do a picnic with fresh bagels, smoked salmon and cream cheese.
Le Cagibi, (St-Laurent corner St-Viateur), . A nice vegetarian café and bistro, Le Cagibi is also a hot spot of the emerging experimental music scene with live shows most nights of the week.edit
La Poule, (Bernard between Waverly and de l'Esplanade). open till 10pm. One of the best Portuguese-style chicken restaurants in the entire city (and there are quite a few.) It's owned by an Italian woman and the head chef is a Moroccan man, but no matter. Their chicken is grilled, not rotisserie. Served with piri-piri hot sauce, choice of salads and a huge pile of fresh fries. Lots of other things on the menu but don't bother. It's all about la poule (the chicken).edit
Arahova, (On St-Viateur near du Parc). A greek restaurant specialized souvlaki and doner. A chain, and not a great one at that.edit
Plus que Parfait, 60 rue Fairmount ouest. Gelatoedit
Helm brasseur gourmand, 273 rue Bernard Ouest (bus 80), ☎ +1 514 276 0473 (email@example.com), . 3PM-3AM. A unique bar with emphasis on local products including homemade beers, ciders, and north American wines. On the food side, you will find tapas like platters prepared with fresh ingredients: fish and meat tartares, duck magret, Québec cheeses, rillete, foie-gras, the famous veal mini-burgers, and also vegetable dishes. Food is not necessarily of the quality one would expect for the price, however.$4 draft beer ($5.50 for pint), 5 to 8 prices on tap. edit