First dates are always stressful. You need to look good, act confident, say funny things and make witty comments. One thing we can help you with is finding the right cafe to bring your date to.
Why a cafe? I'll explain. A coffee date is a great idea, especially if it's the first occasion you get to spend time with someone new. It requires less commitment, it's much quicker and also way cheaper than a dinner date. So here are the best Montreal cafes to have your first date at.
TOMMY cafe + apero
200 Rue Notre-Dame O
Situated in a historic Montreal building, TOMMY looks exceptionally appealing. It's a gorgeous space with great service, delicious coffees and an elaborate menu.
433 Rue Mayor
It's a pizzeria AND a cafe. Perfect combination for a first date! Beautiful space, a lot of natural light and a great dining room setup.
Photo cred - Latribunedesmetiers
3660 Rue Saint Denis
It's a lovely pastry shop that serves quality coffee. Famous for their croissants and other delicious baked goodies, Mamie Clafoutis makes for an ideal first date spot.
151 Rue Rachel E
It's a large warehouse "cafe" space with Frank and Oak clothing store and barbershop all under one roof. It's a unique concept and a great environment for a first laid back date.
Buck 15 Espresso Bar
3027 Rue Notre-Dame O
Take your date to Buck 15 Espresso Bar for the most gorgeous and delicious breakfast toasts. You won't regret it.
Café Chat L'Heureux
172 Avenue Duluth E
It's a unique coffee shop where you can have a date in company of cats. Cute! Obviously, make sure your date likes and is not allergic to them.
Co-op Le Milieu
1251 Rue Robin
It's a bohemian vegan/vegetarian coffee house that allows for visitors to create their own art -definitely a unique first date destination.
Photo cred - montreall
Le Lapin Pressé
1309 Avenue Laurier E
It's a great cafe that serves a variety of delicious grilled cheeses and other yummy plates.
2045 Rue Crescent
Nespresso is a refined and more high-end cafe that also sells brand name espresso makers and accessories.
Pikolo Espresso Bar
3418b Av du Parc
Lose yourself in a retro industrial atmosphere sipping on delicious coffee. It's a safe bet when it comes to first date cafe options.
1432 Rue Mackay
Café Myriade takes up the entire back space of Club Monaco clothing store Downtown, Montreal. Its gorgeous layout will definitely help your date go really smooth.
5151 Av du Parc
This cafe offers made-to-order Russian style donuts and creative sandwiches in a cozy "home" environment.
Photo cred - Yellowpages
MELK bar à café
5612 Av de Monkland
Small Monkland cafe serving espresso based drinks, brewed coffees, teas and pastries. It's a great unpretentious first date spot.
1250 Rue Ontario E
Beautiful, large space filled with natural light. Cafe Sfouf's warm and inviting atmosphere is perfect for good conversations over a coffee.
124 Rue St-Viateur Ouest
It's a classic coffee shop that most Montrealers are familiar with. Why not have your first date in here? The atmosphere is vibrant, exciting and at the same time so very familiar.