In Montreal, on the South Shore, and in Laval, there are multiple cafés that all have a little something that makes them endearing.
In recent years, many people have had to work, study, or both from home. Where else can you go for a change of scenery? A place where you can sit relatively comfortably, pleasant music, quality coffee, an interesting menu to eat, and of course the quality of the wi-fi are some of the criteria sought after.
We've found some great places to be productive away from home!
6 Place du Marché, Montréal, H2X 2S6
If you're in the Place des Arts area, we suggest you go to work at Café SAT. They offer a wide selection of drinks, lunches, dinners, and snacks developed in partnership with the Culinary Lab team. Café SAT features local products sprinkled with various elements of their own harvest, as well as an organic and natural wine list and microbrewery beers. Perfect light environment, friendly atmosphere, and good wi-fi.
300 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, H3C 2B1
You will find several Montreal locations of this wonderful delicatessen and ready-to-eat store. However, the newest branch in Griffintown is spacious with lots of natural light. The Wi-Fi is good for working and it is possible to have a hot drink, a beer, or a cocktail (only from 4:30 pm).
What we like about the two Canard Café locations is that you can easily choose the type of chairs you want to work with. They have mostly retro furniture of all types, which really allows you to find your comfort. Everything is cooked on-site, the coffee comes from Canadian roasters and the atmosphere is warm. The 2 cafés are decorated with plants which makes the space very welcoming.
1524 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, H3C 1L1
Located in the heart of Griffintown, take in the cafe's beautiful brick walls and rustic wooden beams while enjoying a meal and/or working on-site. The concept originated in New York and aims to evoke a warm family atmosphere in both the decor and the food. You can go there to work or plan your next special event.
72, Rue Jarry E, Montréal, H2P 1T1
This café is located in Villeray and is also owned by Manon of La Graine Brûlée in the Village. In addition to finding beautiful mugs, postcards, cards of all kinds, and the most original and inclusive merchandise, these are 2 beautiful spaces to meet and/or work. The decor is innovative with many different seating options. The food served is entirely vegetarian with many excellent vegan options. Fun environments to study or work.
Pista now has four locations, so it's not uncommon to see several people working solo, with friends, or as a team. In addition to providing coffee shops all over the city, they are also friendly places with good beverages and food options. Plan for short work or study sessions requiring internet with free wi-fi for 1 hour.
45 Rue Principale #100, Châteauguay, J6K 1E9
In Chateauguay, the place to go with your computer is definitely Victoria Café. The service is excellent, the location is bright and the food is delicious. In summer, don't miss the beautiful terrace to work under the warm rays of the sun. The wi-fi is of good quality and will allow you to work peacefully.
2604 Rue Saint-Patrick, Montréal, H3K 1B8
Near the Atwater Market is the newly opened Redwood Café. The decor is modern and open with beautiful ceramic glasses. A few options of pastries, savory and sweet toast are available to accompany your day. The staff is passionate about specialty coffee. A great discovery to make in Montreal's recently opened cafés.
900 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal, H3B 4A5
Perhaps not yet well known, this café is in the lobby of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and will give you the opportunity to work in an environment that mixes downtown productivity with vacation. Choose one of the armchairs, banquettes, coffee tables, or stools facing René-Lévesque according to your preference. The coffee served is of high quality while combining a gourmet space.
1250 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, H2L 1R6
Don't be surprised to find this very popular place in South Central, full of students and telecommuters. Dealing with several artisans around them on Ontario Street, the products served are beautifully simple yet of high quality. Sfouf is originally a word that designates a Lebanese vegan cake. Whether you're in a group, solo, or with friends, there are tables to accommodate you all (if you don't arrive too late).