- Below are listed the best cafés near Concordia University in Montreal.
- These represent a variety of styles and will suit a diversity of study habits.
School is starting up again in a few short weeks, and many students will be picking up their books and pencils and heading back to Concordia.
There's something so exciting about the start of a new school year, even if you're no longer a student. The air starts to change, scarves come out of the closet, and we get to enjoy Montreal in a much less steamy season.
Sure, we'll all miss summer. But Autumn in Montreal (or anywhere in Quebec, really) is totally stunning.
Of course, hitting the books isn't necessarily fun. So, as you get ready for another year of studying for midterms, researching final papers, and running from one class to the next, you're going to need some fuel.
Luckily, there are a lot of great cafés near Concordia. You can check out one of these cafés great for grabbing a quick cup of coffee between classes or sitting down to study.
Where: 1432 rue Mackay
This café, which also has a location in the plateau, serves some wonderful coffee in a warm and intimate atmosphere. It's a great place for catching up with friends over coffee and one of the delicious pastries that they order from the city's best boulangeries.
Where: 1429 rue Bishop
This hip coffee shop also serves swanky cocktails, which is great for those of us when you need a little motivation to complete your assignment. They also host poetry nights every other Tuesday.
Where: 1448 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
This Persian café is a student favourite. Its hushed, cozy atmosphere make it a great place to hang out, drink tea and study all day.
Where: 2002 rue Mackay
Hinnawi Bros is a chain, but the location near Concordia is a good place to grab a cheap sandwich, some coffee and study in a quiet nook for a bit.
Where: 1455 rue Saint-Catherine Ouest
Hvmans is an extremely trendy third-wave coffee shop in the Concordia area. Of course, they not only sell coffee, they also sell some delicious ice cream. The clean, minimalist space is a great place to clear your head and get some work done.
Pigeon Espresso Bar
Where: 1392 boulevard de Maisonneuve O
This tiny shop advertises the "world's worth coffee," but don't let the ironic sign fool you: their coffee is pretty darn great. The store is a little pricey, but definitively worth the splurge.
Where: 2051 rue de la Montagne
This tiny vegan café is seriously good at making vegan lattes: they have every kind of non-dairy milk you could think of, plus delicious vegan pastries from Sophie Sucrée.
Juliette et Chocolat
Where: 1626 rue Saint-Catherine Ouest
We all know and love Juliette et Chocolat, the "pick-me-up" spot of choice for those who just got their first econ midterm back and scored a 34% (wait, too specific?). Gather your friends and catch up over some super sweet desserts and delicious coffee and hot chocolate.
Montreal is brimming with coffee spots, so hopefully one of these piques your interest the next time you're near Concordia campus and need a little something.
With these coffee shops in mind, you'll never have to wonder where to get your next caffeine fix between classes!
All research done in this article is by the author. Restaurants never pay to be featured on MTL Blog's "Best Of" lists; furthermore, this list represents a showcase of great spots, and is not a numbered ranking.