Work remotely at Montreal's laptop-friendly cafés

In Montreal, people love their coffee. There are hundreds of cafés where people can grab a cuppa joe to go, but for some, the coffee shop is a safe spot to get some work done. Whether you’re writing the next great American novel, or just looking for a change of scenery, these Montreal coffee shops are for you.

Pikolo Espresso Bar

1635 Clark Street, Montréal, QC H2X 2R4

Home to one of the best espressos in Montreal, Pikolo is a mecca to coffee lovers throughout the city. Located right on the corner of Sherbrooke and Parc, it’s a popular study spot for McGill students. The beautiful aesthetics, the delicious cappuccinos and the free Wi-Fi make Pikolo an enjoyable place to sit with a laptop and get through a few emails.

Café Neve

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

Located in the Plateau, the baristas at Café Névé know how to brew an excellent cappuccino. There is a touch of rustic in the décor, which adds to the charm of this unassuming café. The large table in the back hosts a charging station, so there will be no turf wars over power sources as you do your work. The café also offers free Wi-Fi and tasty cookies.


4040, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y8

Laïka café is a resto/café during the day and a lounge/bar at night. Not only do they serve good coffee to fuel your productivity, but they also offer a menu that changes regularly so you won’t stay hungry. There is speedy Wi-Fi, power outlets and good music so you can work to a beat. At night, they often have guest DJs and will serve you a mighty fine cocktail.

Lili & Oli

2713, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H3J 1N9

Lili and Oli, located in the popular Griffintown neighbourhood, is a must-go café if you enjoy a nice dark roast. They also make an excellent latte. Inside you’ll find many people in deep discussion or working on their laptop. You’ll find this inspiring and most likely want to do the same. The Wi-Fi, the clean ambiance and the natural light peering through the large windows will all make for a productive afternoon.

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