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This Lush New Montreal Café Transforms Into A Chic Wine Bar By Night (PHOTOS)

Wine, coffee, and food — what more can we ask for?

Montrealers will barely have to move between their coffee fix in the morning and glass of wine in the evening at this new bar. Combining two of our favourite things and throwing in a delightful food menu and warm decor, NELLi Café + Vin Nature, brought to us by Experience Old Montreal, is set to become a destination in Old Montreal. From sunrise to nightfall, NELLi is offering some pretty fabulous food items and, according to a statement shared with MTL Blog, "an unparalleled selection of natural wines."

Customers looking for a bite to start their day can enjoy breakfast sandwiches on brioche buns, smoked salmon on St-Viateur bagels, breakfast bowls, as well as viennoiseries from Hof Kelsten.

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The establishment offers a unique coffee menu, including a signature house blend (developed by "a seasoned team of local baristas") and a "selection of third wave options."

A specialty espresso machine, the first of its kind in Quebec, promises an elevated "coffee experience."

Sandwiches and salads are available to satisfy mid-day cravings.

At night is when wine lovers can enjoy an "always changing" natural wine menu by sommelier Adrien De Philip along with plates for sharing like oysters, cheese and charcuterie, shishito peppers, and "NELLi’s signature French herb roasted chicken."



Located in the luxurious Hôtel Nelligan, NELLi promises an immediate "sense of peace and calm" with abundant greenery and a striking moss wall.

Intimate yet "opulent," the "bohemian-chic" interior is also designed with comfort in mind.

Visitors can choose to settle on "plush" window-side sofas, banquette seating, or a large communal table — all perfect for either a coffee date or wine evening with friends.


NELLi is now open on rue St-Paul.

Get all the details below.

NELLi Café + Vin Nature

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Café by day, wine bar by night

Address: 104, rue St-Paul O.

Why You Need To Go: For some delicious breakfasts and coffee in the morning and some fun with wine in the evening.