Three years after founding Ambros, roaster brothers Tony and Tom Argiropoulos have just opened Alphabet, a café in their image, in the heart of Mile End.

Admittedly, the district is not lacking in good addresses of the genre, although this one, slightly out of the way, offers several particularities.

Located at the angel of Bernard and Clark, the new haunt with a bilingual name, although with Greek roots (like the philosophy of the place), is a family affair, and it shows. Moreover, during our visit, one early morning in mid-August, the father of the two brothers was strolling in the back. “He comes every day!” »

It must be said that the parents grew up in the area, an uncle already had a bakery close by, and their community is very present here. “We wanted to be here!” »

We especially come here to drink a cappuccino or an espresso freddo (two well-bodied Greek specialties, immediately adopted) worthy of the best baristas in Athens, they say. Also on the menu: croissants (Croissant Croissant), cookies (Brookies) and, if you’re lucky, “mama’s koulouraki” (Greek butter cookies), literally.

Note that the interior design with its European decor was entrusted to the Anonymous Concept box. The terrace, Saint-Viateur style, can also accommodate a good twenty people. Open daily until 7 p.m.