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Silicon Valley veteran Ian Jeffrey co-founded the ­FounderFuel accelerator program ­before becoming VP of Product Marketing for ­PasswordBox, an online identity manager. He unlocks his map of the city.

Ian Jeffrey

Photo: Maude-Marie Salin de L’Étoile


01 Liverpool House

It doesn’t get the recognition of its big brother, Joe Beef, but maybe it’s better that way. The staff is super passionate about the market-fresh food and wine they’re serving. Summer tip: Get a table in the back garden.

2501, rue Notre-Dame O., 514-313-6049, joebeef.ca

02 Pikolo Espresso Bar

They called me the Coffee Princess at work because I only drink coffee from Pikolo. Then they all fell in love with it. I’ll make great detours to go to this tiny café – my wife laughs at me too – but the best latte in town is worth the trip.

3418, av. du Parc, 514-508-6800, pikoloespresso.com

03 Maison Notman

Montreal’s start-up hub has everything an entrepreneur needs under one roof: rental offices for small teams, by-the-hour meeting spaces, weekly events and speakers, on-site investors. It’s a great place to build a web business.

51, rue Sherbrooke O., 514-657-2833, notman.org

04 Le Salon Daomé

I like house music, and this small club hosts house DJs exclusively. The name says it all: It’s like you’re hanging out in someone’s living room except there’s a bar, DJs from all over the world and people dancing like crazy.

141, av. du Mont-Royal E., 514-982-7070, lesalondaome.com

05 Philémon

Thursday is that classic cinq à sept that starts off like it’s going to be a slow night, but, sure enough, the place always fills up. It’s a professional crowd and a good vibe. Grab a seat at the huge central bar with your friends, and take in the Old Montreal action.

111, rue Saint-Paul O., 514-289-3777, philemonbar.com

06 Le Cartet

If I’m meeting someone for breakfast before work, it usually ends up being here. This place is part dining room and part grocery store, and they sell hard-to-find food items from all over. I always order the bagel with smoked salmon; it sounds simple, but it’s so good.

106, rue McGill, 514-871-8887, lecartet.com

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