Montreal's top student cafés

Whether we like it or not, Montreal is a university town. Every year in the fall, students from around the world come to the city to study at one of our top tier universities. While some flock to the libraries, others prefer the taste of a good cappuccino while they hit the books. Here are 7 cafés where the coffee is hot, and the students are too cool for school.

Café Neve

1
151, rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H2W 1E1

This hipster café in the Plateau is a haven for students. With a good cuppa joe, free Wi-Fi, and plenty of power outlets, it makes a great place for students to study and socialize once they’re done. To reward yourself after that last chapter, have a cookie. You’ll be making excuses just to go study.

Café Noir

2
440, av du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2J 1W1

Forgot about that midterm tomorrow? Café Noir has got you covered. This is the place to go if you plan on being up all night. It’s open 24 hours a day and offers free Wi-Fi. Grab a panini for extra fuel to keep you going. As a bonus, this place is conveniently located near Mont-Royal metro.

Second Cup

3
3498 av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2X 2H5

The Second Cup on Park Avenue and Milton is a go-to study hotspot for any McGill student. It’s big and spacious so you can usually expect to find a seat, and has a patio for a spring study session. It offers all of the standard café drinks, free Wi-Fi, and it’s open 24/7 for those long nights before finals.

Kafein Cafe Bar

4
1429A, rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 2E4

You’ll find many a Concordia student at this café/bar on Bishop Street. With tables upstairs and a lounge area downstairs, there’s something to suit every mood. After a long day of class, stick around and grab a drink from their tasty cocktail menu. Bring your friends; this place is great for a weeknight hang out.

Salon Thé Chaï

5
3506, av du parc, Montréal, QC H2X 2H7

This place is great for students living in the McGill ghetto. It’s spacious and offers big tables and a big leather couch for a post-study relax session. They offer all of the standard café beverages but their extensive loose-leaf tea selection and tea-based beverages are to die for.

L'Artiste Affamé

6
3692 rue St-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3L7

This café has one of the most relaxing atmospheres in the city. They offer some exquisite blends that are hard to find elsewhere and feature a bike rack on the wall for your “vehicle”. There are large tables, and of course, free Wi-Fi. As a bonus, you can stay looking fresh, as there is a Laundromat in the back.

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