Coffee. This sublime beverage is as comforting as it is tasty. Whether it is for its taste, the comfort it brings, or to help you recharge your batteries, coffee is undoubtedly one of the most consumed liquids in the world. We are lucky in Montreal to have access to a wide variety of places to drink coffee. As the world of coffee has evolved considerably, there is no shortage of choices, so we've gathered our favorite cafés in Montreal to enjoy this delicious beverage.
The three Larue & Fils cafés have established themselves in the Villeray sector in order to offer locals, or those passing through, a pleasant place to sip a good cup of coffee. Using their own coffee beans, they ensure the perfect cup that will delight you with every sip. Take advantage of the charming terraces to get some sun during the summer.
The 2 Leaves cafes can be found downtown in a sleek decor filled with plants of all kinds, including cacti (you can even buy them). Being 100% plant-based, they serve your favorite latte with the plant milk of your choice. We go there to work, to snack, to rest between 2 meetings, to date or with friends. You'll see, you'll feel good as soon as you get in!
Tommy Café is already well known to coffee lovers in the Old Port of Montreal. Since then, several branches have opened in Montreal and now in Ontario! Not only is their coffee delicious, but the location is absolutely beautiful. Being always busy, it's more the kind of place to have a coffee with friends than to work. The menu includes toast, omelets, bagels, sandwiches, salads, sweet and savory bowls, and of course pastries and other small items to take on the go.
921, rue Ste-Catherine E, Montréal, H2L 2E5
This colorful café is in the Village and is special for its original decor with graffiti, writings, different types of spaces to drink coffee, and its colorful gift store. The menu is entirely vegetarian with local products, the containers are consigned, the staff is very friendly and above all, the coffees come from local roasters. Don't hesitate to visit their sister location in Villeray: Oui, mais non!
The first thing you read when you visit the Café Pista website is "From the farm to the cup". It is clear that this coffee not only uses quality beans but also comes from places that are fair and just to their producers. Café Pista has three branches and a third location called the Lab Pista, where training and workshops are offered on coffee. A tasty brunch menu will fill your belly with grits, breakfast croissants, grilled cheese, and other delicious dishes.
Café Olimpico has a long-standing reputation, established in the heart of Mile End in 1970. For those who still don't know about this Montreal institution, it's because it's probably one of the best-kept secrets in Montreal when it comes to coffee. It's the perfect place for all types of coffee lovers, from the businessman in a hurry to the student to people who like to take their time. What is important for the founder of Café Olimpico is to bring together people who share a common passion; that of coffee!
Café Myriade offers five very different locations to enjoy their artisanal coffees. They source their coffees from 49th Parallel Roasters in Vancouver and continue to source from the best coffee roasters to ensure a memorable experience. Each location has its own charm and ambiance. Most of the bakeries are homemade, except for the croissants which are sourced from Hof Kelsten. Perfect places to work or relax.
360, rue St-Jacques O., Montréal, H2Y 2N1
This beautiful café is located in a place with unique architecture and history. Formerly the Royal Bank of Canada, it has now become a coworking space with meeting rooms and space to have a coffee while sitting on a couch. All the products served are carefully selected and of high quality. You can eat original dishes that will please carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans. A must-visit if you have never been there!
The Standard now has 4 locations throughout Montreal. With an eye for design and attractive decor, that's the first thing that catches your eye when you walk into one of their locations. The creators of the Standard wanted to offer not only good coffee but also a welcoming atmosphere for those who wish to linger. If you want to try something different than your traditional coffee, opt for one of their beet or turmeric-based vegetable milk drinks, you'll be surprised by the beautiful color of your beverage.
5590, rue Laurendeau, Montréal, H4E 3W3
The YO & CO Espresso Bar is located on Laurendeau street in Ville-Émard, it's the only café of its kind in this area of Montreal, so you can guess that it's very appreciated. The coffee is good, the food is good and the staff is absolutely charming, especially the owner Yorick, who is often on-site. The large garage doors on the front allow you to drink your coffee leaning on the edge of the counter while enjoying the nice weather.
3418B, ave. du Parc, Montréal, H2X 2H5
Pikolo is the vision of Marie-Ève Laroche, following a trip to Australia that charmed her with the world of coffee. This small place will give you a friendly experience of quality in addition to serving you excellent coffee. Accompany your drink with a little sweetness from Hof Kelsten and Godley & Crème, their salted scones are to die for.
Before talking about coffee, it is important to mention that the MELK branches are particularly beautiful. Our favorite, the one located near Place-d'Armes metro station, stands out with its industrial look that is close to what we could categorize as perfect. We drink delicious coffees of all kinds as well as healthy dishes ideal for a light lunch. The atmosphere on the spot is perfect for any kind of context, whether it is to work, study or chat with friends.
1940, rue du Centre, Montréal, H3K 1J2
Café Bloom on Centre Street in Pointes-Saint-Charles welcomes you in a large, bright, and lively space. Here you can drink a cup of just about anything coffee-related and eat great, creative food for brunch and lunch. In addition to being a charming neighborhood café, Café Bloom acts as a showcase for local artists by displaying various art projects by local artists.
Le Canard Café is the place to go for a good coffee in Hochelaga and Ville-Marie. It is warm and inviting, you will want to take your time to sip your coffee while enjoying the moment. You can sit at the large tables to share a good moment with friends or to meet new people. Accompany your cup of coffee with a good homemade meal prepared with love.
2471, rue Notre-Dame O., Montréal, H3J 1N6
September Café was born out of the owners' love for coffee and surfing. This "hype" place in Little Burgundy has not gone unnoticed since its opening and is particularly popular for its brunches. Although always very busy, you can still stop by for a meal or enjoy their hidden back patio during the summer.
As you may have guessed, Café Saint-Henri is first and foremost a roaster of their own coffee. The origin of the beans they use is very important to them. They do business with families that they can go and meet, in order to buy the beans at the source, which allows for a fair and eco-responsible coffee. Their first branch was opened in Saint-Henri on Notre-Dame Street, and it is still one of the most popular coffee shops in the area.