10 Cozy Montreal Cafés For Studying & Actually Getting Work Done

I come bearing the gift of the 10 coziest cafés in Montreal for studying and getting work done.

Some cafés and coffee shops are better for working than others. For me, I need a place that is cozy and inviting, with lots of space for other people so that it doesn't feel like anyone is on top of me.

I'm not the kind of person who craves a bright white café with sleek chairs when I'm trying to get work done.

If that's you, I apologize right now because this list is not really for you (although I suggest you take a look... just in case).

This list is for those workers that need some cozy decor, soothing music and perhaps some delicious scents wafting from the kitchen.

Cafés are some of my favourite places to get work done (high up there with dive bars in the middle of the day). I love being around other people to spur my inspiration and seeing new parts of the city.

So if you need somewhere to study for midterms or meet an upcoming deadline, consider one of these ten awesomely cozy cafés in Montreal where you can actually get work done.

Caravane Café

Why: Tons of seating upstairs and down, awesome espresso and it's literally steps from the metro.

Where: 3506 ave Lacombe, Côtes-des-Neiges


Café Santropol

Why: Countless little nooks to tuck yourself into and amazing vegetarian fare. Laptop zones in effect, so consider having a laptop-free lunch break on the terrasse while the weather still allows.

Where: 3990 rue Saint-Urbain, Plateau


Café Shaika

Why: Big bright windows and lots of seating-style choices.

Where: 5526 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, N.D.G.


Le Moustache Café

Why: Big booth tables, huge windows and a friendly St-Bernard lounging on the ground!

Where: 35 rue Beaubien Est, Little Italy


September Surf Café

Why: Big benches, big pancakes, big windows — and beer!

Where: 2471 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Little Burgundy


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Café Aunja

Why: Pillows, plants and plenty of seating. The Iranian menu has several teas and sandwiches to try.

Where: 1448 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Golden Square Mile


Café Pista

Why: It's bright and whimsical, with a looooong bouncy booth.

Where: 500 rue Beaubien Est, La Petite-Patrie


Café Bloom

Why: Lots of seating, amazing coffee and food via counter service that creates the feeling of being in your aunt's kitchen... in the best possible way.

Where: 1940 rue du Centre, Pointe-Saint-Charles


Café Replika

Why: Great tunes, lots of outlets and affordable salads, soups and breakfast-type sandwich options.

Where: 252 rue Rachel Est, Plateau


Kahwa Café

Why: Big benched tables and warm, inviting décor.

Where: 331 ave Mont-Royal, Plateau


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.

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