Where To Get Excellent Coffee in Montreal
Montrealers love coffee; be it espresso, cappuccino, lattes or nitro brews and we love to get our coffee fix at independent cafés – we’ve even created an Indie Coffee Passport to explore the city through its many independent cafés.
Here are 7 of HWE’s picks for excellent coffee in Montreal.
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Paquebot, located in the eastern part of the city in Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie (Rosepatrie), serves great tasting coffee and nitro cold brews. Their drink menu also includes fresh juices from a local vendor, L’Abeille Jus, lavender London Fog and homemade lemonades (yellow or pink), to name a few. With Wi-Fi and tons of outlet plugs, Paquebot is a great place to set up for an afternoon of work.
Mousse Café, also located in Rosepatrie, is a cozy café-bistro come laundromat. On evenings during the weekend you can even catch a concert –a small space at the back of the café is cleared for the temporary stage and local artists play for free.
Caffè Mille Gusti
Open early – 7 am every day –, Mille Gusti brews Italian (Illy brand) coffee in a warm and friendly environment. With free Wi-Fi, sandwiches, pastries and great Italian coffee, you can settle down and spend a couple of hours at this café.
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Located in Little Italy (in case the name didn’t give it away already), Caffè Italia is somewhat of a landmark in Montreal. Known for its great espressos, you can either enjoy your “caffè” at the counter (like a true Italian) or take a seat at one of the many wooden tables.
According to their website, Café Rico is the first all-organic and fair-trade café in Montreal. Located on Mont-Royal Street in Le Plateau, Rico serves unique and artisanal blends.
Le Moineau Masqué
Located on a (mostly) residential street, Le Moineau Masqué is a hidden gem. During the summer, you can take your coffee outside to their lovely backyard and sit at one of their colourful benches. On a colder day (or if you need to be plugged in), you can opt for one of their cozy couches or mismatched chairs.
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I’ve already written about Café Venosa in a prior post about eating vegan in the city because that’s right… Venosa is a completely vegan restaurant/café. With vegan cappuccinos (topped with 3-D foam cats), lattes and tons of desserts, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Honourable mentions: Café Conca D’oro, Brooklyn Café and Café Olimpico
Your turn! What are your favourite cafés?
Where do you go to get excellent coffee in Montreal?