Leonard (& Adam) Cohen And The Bagel – Montreal

Leonard Cohen was and always will be a great friend of the Bagel, but unfortunately Leonard doesn’t hang out in Montreal anymore. When he was here, you’d always find Leonard sitting at the bar having his allongé. The nicest, sweetest guy, and again, part of the family. He never wanted to talk about himself. He would want to talk about you: ‘How are you my friend?’ Adam [Cohen, Leonard’s son] also comes in when he’s in town, with his band. He hangs out, is very quiet, but if you ask him for a little favour, an autograph, he’s always happy to oblige as Leonard is 

[What does Leonard Cohen get for breakfast?] Leonard is a very simple man. A couple of eggs, some bacon, a bagel, an allongé. But usually just his coffee, a couple of coffees he likes. Very sweet man, very cool. We don’t make a big, deal, he doesn’t make a big deal. Again, it’s a variety of people who come in here.. quotedown2

Bagel Etc in Montreal, Saturday at 11:30 a.m. by Heather Vandenengel (Montreal Eater: Feb 17, 2016)

Leonard Cohen Online Directory Adds Travel Section: Leonard Cohen’s Montreal, Hydra, & L.A.-Mt Baldy

la-montreal-hydra900Leonard Cohen has lived for significant periods in his hometown of Montreal, the Greek island of Hydra, and Los Angeles (and the Zen monastery on nearby Mount Baldy). Because of the interest in these places, the Leonard Cohen Online Directory has now added sections featuring descriptions, photos, and maps of these areas:


  1. Currently limited to Mt Baldy Zen Center []

Video: Growing Up Leonard Cohen


Leonard Cohen Westmount Childhood Home (Montreal)


A Graphic Orientation To Leonard Cohen’s Childhood

This brief video comprises photos and video clips pertinent to Leonard Cohen’s childhood and adolescent years spent in Montreal, set to a Leonard Cohen  performance of of “Passing Through.”

Note: Originally posted Aug 17, 2011 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Explore Leonard Cohen’s Montreal Online

Interactive Map: Leonard Cohen Montreal Landmarks

Leonard Cohen’s Montreal
by Charlotte Fillmore-Handlon (posted on Prezi 15 December 2012) is an interactive map with Montreal landmarks associated with Leonard Cohen marked and described. The sample screenshot below displays part of the Westmount neighborhood where Cohen grew up. Viewers can use the embedded map atop this post or the map on the Prezi site.

westmfNote: Originally posted Jan 7, 2015 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric