If you've ever met me in person, you definitely know how obsessed I am with cafes. I could spend a full day at a cafe and not think anything was weird about that at all. 

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There's so many cool cafes in Montreal and each and every one of them brings something unique and different. You could go to a new cafe ever single day and it would probably still take you at least a few months to get to all of them.

That's why this list was made, to help you narrow down the list so you know where to find the best cafes in the most popular boroughs in Montreal! 

Hochelaga Cafes ☕  🍃

Le Plateau Cafes ☕  ✨

Downtown Montreal Cafes ☕  📚

Old Montreal Cafes ☕  🌸

Saint Henri Cafes ☕  🌞

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Best Hochelaga Cafes: 

Hoche Cafe 

Where: 4299 Ontario St E

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Type: Low-key 

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go:  They make the best lattes, matcha lattes, hot cocoa and more! Their food is also amazing. They serve breakfast sandwiches, cupcakes, croissants and more.


Where: 15 Simon-Valois Pl

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Type: Bakery 

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: You can get all kinds of different sandwiches, baked goods, pizzas, and even flower bouquets at this cute cafe! 

Cafe Sfouf 

Where: 1250 Ontario St E

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Type: Lebanese Cafe

Price: 💸

Why you should go: They serve authentic desserts, meals and drinks that you'll just love. Try their turmeric latte with their hummus and tomato toast for a yummy treat!

La Dinette Montreal-Est

Where: 7066 Sherbrooke St E

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Type: Vintage

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: This cozy cafe brunch spot lets you eat a full plate of yummy waffles next to their adorable pink wall! They serve all kinds of different waffles covered in syrup and your favourite fruits, pair that with their delicious latte and you're in for a real treat.

Atomic Cafe 

Where: 3606 Ontario St E

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Type: Bar & Cafe 

Price: 💸

Why you should go: This spot has a vibrant atmosphere and there's always something going on from tattoo events to live music at night! Come for a coffee during the day or drinks at night.

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Best Le Plateau Cafes: 

Cafe Melbourne 

Where: 4615 St Laurent Blvd

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Type: Australian 

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: This spot serves crazy creative brunch on the weekends and super cute lattes all week long. Try their Lucky Charms latte, pink latte or matcha lattes. 

Cafe Chats L'Heureux 

Where: 172 Avenue Duluth E

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Type: Entertaining 

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: If you're a cat lover, this is the place for you. You'll love spending time with all the cats, wondering, lounging, and playing their days away!

Cafe Nocturne 

Where: 19 Prince Arthur St W

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Type: Hip

Price: 💸💸💸

Why you should go: The previously named Kitsune Cafe is now Cafe Nocturne but it's still got the great lit up sign, tons of seating for studying, amazing coffee and cozy atmosphere! 

Cafe Plume 

Where: 123 Mont-Royal Ave W

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Type: Casual 

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: This spot may be simple but it serves some of the best coffee you'll ever taste and it's always consistently amazing. 


Where: 51 Sherbrooke St W

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Type: Modern 

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: This cafe is attached to the Notman house which holds tons of different start-up companies. This cool modern cafe was made as a place for innovative people to meet and share ideas over coffee!

Dispatch Coffee 

Where: 4021 St Laurent Blvd

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Type: Futuristic 

Price: 💸💸💸

Why you should go: This spot prides itself on making each cup of coffee perfect for you to enjoy. Pair that with the unique, futuristic vibe of this cafe and you've got an amazing coffee experience. 

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Best Downtown Montreal Cafes: 

Pigeon Espresso Bar

Where: 1392 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O

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Type: To-go cafe 

Price: 💸💸💸

Why you should go: Don't be fooled by the signs dubbing them 'worlds worst coffee' all over their cafe, they're really the best and they know it! Amazing coffee with a cute vibe all packed into such a small space.


Where: 1455 Saint-Catherine St W

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Type: Minimalistic 

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: This cute cafe is all white, decorated with plants and serves some of the best coffee in town! It's right next to the Concordia library for when you need a change of scenery during midterms.

Leaves Cafe 

Where: 2051 Rue de la Montagne

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Type: Vegan 

Price: 💸💸💸

Why you should go: This spot serves all vegan desserts and all vegan milks (no animal milk allowed). The space is teeming with mini cacti and succulents for purchase and of course their ceiling is covered in twinkly lights.

Cafe Spoon

Where: 2183 Crescent St

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Type: Cute & Cozy

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: This below ground cafe is perfect for those rainy fall days where you're looking to get warm from a cozy cup of coffee! It's decorated with cute plants all over their space.

Cafe Aunja 

Where: 1448 Sherbrooke St W

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Type: Persian tea shop 

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: This spot is the definition of cozy. They serve amazing coffee, delicious herbal teas, and the space covered in twinkly lights and cozy couches. 

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Best Old Montreal Cafes: 

Crew Collective & Cafe 

Where: 360 St Jacques St

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Type: Old School 

Price: 💸💸💸

Why you should go: This stunning cafe was built into an old bank and all the best parts were refurbished including the old bank tellers and the amazing ceiling and chandeliers! They make delicious coffee and tons of great foods to enjoy while you admire the interior for hours.

Tommy Cafe 

Where: 200 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest

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Type: Hip 

Price: 💸💸💸

Why you should go: This cafe is famous for it's huge chandelier full of hanging plants and the multiple levels full of study tables!

Olive & Gourmando 

Where: 351 Saint-Paul St W

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Type: Bakery 

Price: 💸💸💸

Why you should go: This is the perfect spot to grab a yummy pastry and a coffee on your way to work or just relax and have a healthy breakfast! 

Cafe de Mercanti 

Where: 350 Notre-Dame St E

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Type: Italian  

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: If you love amazing espresso and pastries, this is definitely the spot for you! Enjoy dipping a crunchy biscotti or warm chocolate chip cookie into your perfectly brewed latte at this spot.

Maison Christian Faure 

Where: 355 Place Royale

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Type: French bakery

Price: 💸💸💸

Why you should go: This baker came straight from France to offer us the best baked goods we've ever eaten. If you love pairing your coffee with an impeccably made French dessert, this is the place for you!

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Best Saint Henri Cafes: 

Lili & Oli 

Where: 2713 Notre-Dame St W

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Type: Simple & Cute 

Price: 💸

Why you should go: I was here over the weekend and I saw the cutest dog in the world, so that's reason enough isn't it? Super chill vibes and tons of seating making it perfect for studying and catching up with friends!

Saint Henri Micro-Torrefacteur 

Where: 3632 Notre-Dame St W

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Type: Casual 

Price: 💸

Why you should go: This spot uses old church pews as seating and offers amazing coffee and pastries to enjoy while you're studying or hanging out!

September Surf Cafe 

Where: 2471 Notre-Dame St W

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Type: Minimalistic 

Price: 💸💸💸

Why you should go: This cafe is super adorable even though the decor is super minimalist. What keeps people coming back is the delicious coffee and chill surfer vibe.

Cafe Campanelli 

Where: 4634 Notre-Dame St W

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Type: Rustic 

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: This place offers a super chill and rustic atmosphere, amazing coffee and delicious baked goods to snack on!

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