Get comfy at the coziest cafés in Westmount

A great café needs to have a welcoming atmosphere, good food, decadent treats and, of course, fantastic coffee. These Westmount cafés have all of these in spades. Whether you're running errands on Victoria Avenue or shopping on Greene Avenue, there's a perfect café waiting for you. [Image credit: iStock.com/ xijian]

Bagels on Greene

1
4160, rue Sainte-Catherine O, Westmount, QC H3Z 1P4

Although it can't technically be called cozy anymore, what was once a small bagel shop has been transformed into a sprawling café, swallowing up neighbouring storefronts as it has expanded to accommodate its growing clientele. While the decor is reminiscent of a 1980s airport lounge, the food is amazing. In addition to fantastic bagels and coffees, the menu includes full breakfasts, pastries and delicious homemade Indian and Mexican meals. Bagels on Greene is worth the stop, and the steady stream of customers through its doors agrees.

La Foumagerie

2
4906, rue Sherbrooke O, Westmount, QC H3Z 1H3

Half deli and half café, La Foumagerie has an extensive and creative sandwich menu, as well as excellent salads, soups and coffees. The food is fresh and the service is friendly. The menu offerings are inspired by the wonderful ingredients on the deli side, and the place is hopping from the moment the doors open until the moment they close. You can sit inside, or enjoy people-watching from the small terrace.

Le Café-Crème

3
357, av Victoria, Westmount, QC H3Z 2N1

Exposed brick walls give Le Café-Crème a cozy charm. The coffee is good and strong and, while the selection isn't huge, the pastries and treats are delicious. While you enjoy your coffee, you can browse the unique coffee-making gadgets they have for sale, or, if the weather's nice, you can sit on the terrace.

Restaurant Chez Nick

4
1377, av Greene, Westmount, QC H3Z 2A5

Chez Nick is a Westmount institution. More diner than café, Nick's is nonetheless a fantastic place to curl up with a cup of coffee and a newspaper or to catch up with friends. The atmosphere is friendly and boisterous, and the food is fantastic. Try the generous bagel plate with lox and cream cheese, or order a hearty cup of coffee with a slice of homemade apple pie.

9340-0885 Québec Inc

5
1236, av Greene, Westmount, QC H3Z 2A3

This small café manages to have plenty of seating, both inside and out on its terrace. The friendly and attentive staff serves up great coffee and a selection of delicious pastries, cookies and treats. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, perfect for afternoon coffee with friends or for taking a break from shopping on Greene.

Chicha Restaurant

6
5100, rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H4A 1T1

Right on the border of Westmount and N.D.G., CHICHA is an Asian-inspired café that offers delicious appetizers, soups, noodles and rice dishes. The honey toasts and the matcha millefeuille are amazing, and you could spend days sampling the huge selection of unusual teas on the menu.

When you’re looking for a cafe to work in, the conditions have to be just right. You need a cosy ambience, good lighting and just enough background noise to help keep you focused. Oh, and great coffee doesn’t hurt. Luckily, Ottawa has several great office-away-from-home cafes for you to choose from.
Montreal is known for its great tables, and Westmount does its part to contribute to this reputation. Westmounters love a good meal and have adventurous tastes, and the restaurants here reflect those preferences. An added benefit of frequenting the establishments here is that you won't have to deal with downtown parking. [Image credit: iStock.com/Robert Ingerlhart]
As more people turn to vegan lifestyles, whether for health or for ethical reasons, restaurateurs in Montreal are rising to the challenge, and wonderful vegan restaurants are popping up around the city. From fancy sit-down diners to fast food, there's something for every food lover, vegan or not. [Image credit: iStock.com/SilviaJansen]
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