This Downtown Montreal Café Makes Latte Art That Literally Belongs In A Museum

We always knew coffee was an art form!

Contributing Writer
This Downtown Montreal Café Makes Latte Art That Literally Belongs In A Museum
Courtesy of Mono Cafe

Coffee drinkers know that a cup of java is a beautiful thing. But Montreal's Mono Cafe, a café and sandwich shop downtown, is making downright masterpieces with its exquisite latte art.

Made with 100% organic coffee by a part-time barista named George, Mono's artistic drinks have become iconic in the city's coffee scene.

But this café's gorgeous drinks aren't the only reason to check it out.

You can also pick up one of seven sandwiches currently on the menu. Each sandwich is served with Italian vegan bread and organic vegan dressing. There are kosher and halal meat options as well as vegetarian options for fillings.

Plus you can't forget the delicious pastries! Mono serves mini loaves, polenta and walnut brownies as well as croissants and scones. Like the rest of the menu, all ingredients used in the pastries are organic and there are vegan options.

Drinks range from 100% organic juices to hot chocolate, matcha lattes, iced lattes, tea lattes and more.

The head office and main branch are located in the Golden Square Mile among some of the city's most renowned art galleries, and Mono's beverages fit in perfectly.

So pick up some drinkable art and enjoy the creativity that Montreal has to offer in a new and tasty way.

Mono Café

Price: 💾

Cuisine: Café and sandwich house

Address: 2035, rue Crescent, Montreal, QC*

Why You Need To Go: For coffee that is a literal work of art.


In Quebec, a vaccine passport is required to access many businesses and activities deemed non-essential, including restaurants and bars.

*This article has been updated.

Who needs a trip to Italy when you've got a taste of it in Montreal's very own Verdun? In the age of COVID-19, with dining rooms currently closed, we've got you covered on a must-try spot that is bound to fulfill all of your takeaway needs. BOSSA is an Italian restaurant and grocery store that prides itself on being family-run, and their signature sandwiches certainly set them apart.

Located on rue Wellington, BOSSA offers over 20 varieties of hot and cold sandwiches. From their sausage and peppers mix ($11.95) and prosciutto mortadella ($12.95) to their roasted chicken sandwich fixed with pesto, dried tomatoes, and a balsamic reduction ($12.95), you'll be salivating just thinking about it — we certainly are!

Keep Reading Show less

Montreal's Resonance Café Is Closing Permanently 'Given The Strains Of The Pandemic'

"You've made this a dynamic 9.5 years filled with amazing creative music, delicious vegan food, and espresso always made with heart."

Known for its live shows and vegan treats, the Mile End's beloved Resonance Café announced that it's permanently closing after almost 10 years "given the strains of the pandemic."

In an Instagram post on Friday, Resonance wrote that it "will not be resuming operations in 2022" while expressing "deepest appreciation" to staff members, artists and customers who have "supported and believed in this project" throughout the years.

Keep Reading Show less

Eggciting news for Montreal’s brunch-lovers.

The city was named the eighth-best brunch city in the world and number one in Canada in a recent report from British credit broker

Keep Reading Show less

A collective of coffee shops and community organizers is inviting all cyclists to join them for a Montreal bike protest to celebrate the milestone of over one million cyclists on the RĂ©seau Express VĂ©lo (REV). The group is also calling on the city to keep the controversial REV paths on rue Bellechasse and expand the network even further.

"We are celebrating hundreds of lives protected, thousands of healthier people, tons of GHGs avoided, all those happy school children and all the happiness we have had in the last year!" event organizer Jacques Nacouzi exclaimed in a statement shared with MTL Blog.

Keep Reading Show less