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Best Cafés Near Montreal's Concordia University

8 great spots to grab coffee, chill or study between classes.
Best Cafés Near Montreal's Concordia University

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.

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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.

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Cafe Aunja

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.

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Hinnawi Bros

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.

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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.

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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.

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Leaves Café

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.

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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.

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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.

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