Top Choice Cafe in Old Montréal

Olive + Gourmando

Named after the owners’ two cats, this bakery-cafe is legendary in town for its hot panini, plump salads and flaky baked goods. Excellent choices include the melted goat's-cheese panini with caramelized onions, deca…
Cafe in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Caffè Italia

Calling this place old school is like calling the Sahara dry. 'Old school' isn't just a descriptor, but the essence of this little Italian espresso bar, where graybeards and guys unironically wearing flat caps seemi…
Cafe in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

La Croissanterie Figaro

With its deco fixtures, wrought-iron marble-topped tables and lovely terrace, this charming neighborhood cafe has a Parisian vibe, and has long been a popular meeting spot for well-heeled locals. Stop in for warm, b…
Cafe in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Le Cagibi Café

Music-loving bohemians and Plateau eccentrics hold court at this vegetarian restaurant by day, bar by night. The large space is filled with a hodgepodge of plants and antique furnishings reminiscent of your grandmot…
Cafe in Downtown

Pikolo Espresso Bar

Plateau hipsters roll up to this friendly split-level joint nestled in a heritage building at the bottom of Ave du Parc for its yummy baked goods and the signature drink, the Pikolo. Its ristretto shot of espresso g…
Cafe in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Cafe Falco

Strong coffee, nice sandwiches and Japanese rice bowls – an incongruous mix, but a delicious one.
Cafe in Quartier Latin & the Village

Juliette et Chocolat

When the urge to devour something chocolaty arrives, make straight for Juliette et Chocolat, a bustling little cafe where chocolate is served in every shape and form – drizzled over crêpes, blended into creamy milks…
Cafe in Plateau Mont-Royal

Cafe Névé

This much-loved neighborhood haunt serves excellent coffees, and the food selection goes far beyond the typical baked goods found in most cafes. Stop in for eggs Benedict or yogurt, granola and fresh fruit in the mo…
Cafe in Downtown


A few steps from Concordia, Myriade is a small student favorite for its perfectly pulled espressos and well-balanced lattes (with beans from 49th Parallel and Phil & Sebastien). There is no wi-fi, so it draws mo…
Cafe in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Café Olimpico

Its espresso is excellent, yet this rocking, no-frills Italian cafe is all about atmosphere, as young good-looking baristas whip up smooth caffeinated drinks to the jumble of hipsters, tourists and elderly gentlemen…