One day in Montreal: Sean Foster of Sean Foster and the Vaqueros

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Sean Foster has come pretty far since starting his solo music career in Edmonton, AB. In 2009, Foster moved to Montreal, where he formed Sean Foster and the Vaqueros, and released Hollow Woods before touring Cuba, and eventually making a documentary of the whole experience in Psychedelic Troubadour: 6 Days on the Island.

His recently debuted first album, Midnight Children, is a collection of songs he has been playing for the past 15 years. As much as he can play music that moves you, Foster can also pull a mean cup of coffee that energizes you. Here’s where he like to eat and drink in Montreal when he’s not practicing with his band, or playing a show abroad.


Lili. Co makes the best pancakes in Montreal. They are fluffy and delicious, topped with a piece of artisanal bacon. They’re cooked right and are the right consistency.


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La Tamalera on Fairmount is my go-to for tacos el pastor. El pastor is my favourite and it’s hard to find good ones in Montreal. Plus, it's right across the street from where I work, and the owners are super friendly. I’m in there so often, they know my order.


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I was recently at Chez Doval, a classic old school Portuguese joint. They’ve got great seafood, including a mix of grilled octopus, squid, clams, and mussels.

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La Petite Idée Fixe on Parc is the local dive I’ve gone to since I’ve been in Montreal. There’s a pool table and jukebox with free 70’s era music.


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