Montreal Coffee Shops

Montreal is a beautiful place to get your coffee fix. Freshly brewed espresso is always right around the corner in this city of coffee connoisseurs, where crema and microfoam are taken seriously by friendly baristas. Depending on your mood you can check out a charming Parisian-style café or one of the many hipster espresso bars. Don’t forget to order a croissant with your café au lait. [Image credit: iStock.com/E. K. Kondoros]

Pikolo Espresso Bar

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3418, av du parc, Montréal, QC H2X 2H5

Pikolo Espresso Bar might serve the best café au lait in Montreal. The décor is industrial, but the place is cozy and has a great loft. A busy espresso bar serves coffee from some of the top roasters in North America. The menu is vegan friendly, but pastry-lover friendly too and features some of the best muffins in town.

Café Myriade

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1432, rue MacKay, Montréal, QC H3G 2H7

Café Myriade source their Fair-Trade beans from Vancouver’s Forty Ninth Parallel, and a number of other guest roasters. Talented baristas have fun with latte art in this busy downtown locale. The pecan bars are to die for, the espresso is perfectly balanced and the patio is the perfect place to enjoy your coffee of choice.

Café Plume

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123 av du Mont-Royal O, Montréal, QC H2T 2S9

Café Plume serves roasted beans from Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz. Located in the trendy Plateau district, they offer a cozy atmosphere with local art on the walls, and their gifted baristas are funny and friendly. Choose from a great selection of magazines, sit on the terrace overlooking the park and enjoy.

Patisserie De Nancy

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5655, av de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4A 1E5

Patisserie de Nancy, a combo café and pâtisserie, is quaint, has a nice terrace and is located in the trendy Monkland Village. Their café au lait in a bowl is serious business and their espresso is expertly brewed. They make some of the best pastry around and a delicious slice of quiche. Pick up some freshly baked bread before you leave – it’s unforgettable fabulous.

Melk Bar A Café

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5612, av de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4A 1E3

This café, located in the heart of Monkland Village, offers a cool and casual ambiance with baristas who really know the tricks of their trade. They use 49th Parallel roasted beans to create on of the best espressos in the city. Their scones are amazing and their freshly baked cranberry muffins are simply delicious.

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