Last update: April 21, 2021
There’s no better way to relax this spring than with a walk through Old Montreal with your sweetheart or a friend (at a respectable social distance, of course) with a good coffee in hand.
Get some fresh air while sipping on a cappuccino, an espresso, or a creamy latte from one of the caffeine stops we’ve compiled for you in this address book – it’s one of life’s little pleasures!
Of course, for the time being, everything is take-out or delivery only, but we’re really looking forward to when we can return and relax in store!
Café de Mercanti, 350 Notre-Dame Street East
This café is a door to Italy, with its authentic Italian coffee and the Mediterranean flavours it offers. But don’t forget their decadent cookies and European tastes, including Ferrero Rocher and Toblerone. The perfect companion to your hot drink!
The café is open Monday to Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday to Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mlle Catherine café + gelato, 423 Place Jacques-Cartier
Mlle Catherine reopened its doors on April 2nd, and its pretty colours, impeccable décor, and iconic bike are all signs that spring has finally arrived! Whether you choose a coffee, a latte, or a hot chocolate, you won’t be disappointed!
Opens every day at 10:30 a.m.
Tommy Café + Apéro, 200 Notre-Dame Street West and 151 Saint-Paul Street West
Its extravagant arches, beautiful plants, European feel, and those lattes.... While we’re waiting to come back to either location and settle in for a chat or get some work done, we can still treat ourselves to our regular drink order and our favourite avocado toast.
Open Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Aloha Espresso Bar, 15 de la Commune Street West
Aloha Espresso Bar is the only place in Montreal where you can enjoy Kona Hawaiian coffee. And once you’re there, don’t suppress your craving for a good Poké bowl, a smoothie, or a fresh organic fruit and vegetable juice, pressed in-house.
Open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Structure Café, 460 McGill Street
Structure Café offers quality coffee, roasted and packaged with care in Montreal. Whether you want (or need!) a strong espresso or a caffe latte, the baristas here will be able to guide you to the right choice for you.
Open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cafecito, 64 Prince Street
Cafecito is a little Cuban retreat in our historic neighbourhood. Maybe it’s the coffee’s warmth or the pink, joyous accents in the décor, but even when carrying out, Havana seems to ring out from every corner! Lattes, cappuccinos, cortados, etc. – you won’t be lacking for choice! And you can’t pass up a little treat on the side! We bet that you’ll want to come back to try them all!
Open every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Paquebot, 520 Saint-Laurent Boulevard
Café Paquebot is serving its coffee to go and sells bags of coffee for the home or office. This location, open in le Vieux for more than two years and many-time Th3rdwave award-winner, remains one of the historic neighbourhood’s best bets.
Délices Érable & Cie, 84 Saint-Paul Street East
This boutique, as its name would indicate, sells succulent maple-based products, but their takeaway counter also serves warming drinks, like coffee and tea.
Open Thursdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Café bistro Mon plaisir, 540 Saint-Laurent Boulevard
Café bistro Mon plaisir is a nice little café where you can drop by for a comforting coffee… and we’d wager that once you lay eyes on their croissants and pastries, you will crumble! Do you want a more substantial snack? Pick from one of their delicious sandwiches.
Open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
NELLI Café + Vin nature, 104 Saint-Paul Street West
This café hidden in the atrium of Hôtel Nelligan has a to-go menu and delivery offered through Uber Eats. Their flat white and St-Viateur salmon bagel is good for a reassuring gourmet moment whenever you need it, but we also love nibbling on one of their cheese and charcuterie platters during evenings spent in front of the small screen with natural wines imported from Mexico, Turkey, and Japan!
Open every day from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Olimpico, 419 Saint-Vincent Street
Café Olimpico is still open! Come say hello to David, and grab one of his cappuccinos to go. You’ll be able to experience his great Italian humour, casual chit-chat, and warmth, all with one drink order. This Montreal Italian coffee institution is an excellent remedy for gloominess and a delightful addition to the neighbourhood life.
Open every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Ludo Café, 640 Saint-Paul Street West
Ludo Café offers coffee, smoothies, and other snacks to-go. Need a bit of energy? This is the place for you! The self-styled underground café is located at the same address as Panda Boxing.
Open every day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Crew Collective Café, 360 Saint-Jacques Street
Le Crew Collective Café is a third-wave café with a reputation that precedes it! You can even rent a workspace here; for more information, send an email to email@example.com
Open Wednesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Le Petit Dep, 179 Saint-Paul Street West and 461 Saint-Sulpice Street
The two well-established locations in the historic neighbourhood’s landscape, along with their turquoise-coloured façades instantly spread joy through our streets. Treat yourself and walk in for a coffee to-go, high-end groceries, or some local products.
Open every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Chez Mère-Grand, 800 Berri Street
At Chez Mère-Grand, we love the gourmand! If you don’t know about their brunch specials, give it a look! Cooked in-store with local ingredients, we love their responsible bicycle delivery to the surrounding area as well as their takeout options. Good to know: you can collect points on the lightspeed app and receive rewards!
Open Tuesday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
N.B.: We update this list regularly. If your café is not yet mentioned here, let us know so we can include it! firstname.lastname@example.org
© Photos Credit 1-3: Geneviève Giguère
© Photo Credit 4: Aloha Espresso Bar
© Photo Credit 5: Nelli Café + Vin Nature