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20 Lowkey Cafes You Want To Be Seen At In Montreal

A1 coffee and great vibes!

OK, so I have this conversation with my friends EVERY week. Whenever we want to go out and do homework or simply share a coffee together, we always have this problem of finding somewhere lowkey to go. What I mean by this, is that we want to go to a cafe where we don't have to wait in line for an hour or hope that we go and have a seat since it's always packed. We want a lowkey BFF date where we can wear sweats, do homework, and not have to yell over all the noise.

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I am positive that my BFF and I aren't the only ones... So, to help us all out I have composed this list of A1 coffee shops that are LOWKEY AF. You can legit go at any time of the day and expect a seat waiting for you, the prices are reasonable, and the aesthetic as on FLEEK. Plus... everyone wants to be seen in a lowkey cafe where they can take a sick picture of their coffee next to graffiti, a neon light, plants, or flowery wall paper!


1. You'll Want To Be Seen At Cafe Bloom

😍☕🍞

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1940 Rue Centre

Cafe Bloom is 100% the place to be if you love hipster cafes and gorgeous tiled countertops! This cafe is so cozy and definitely a great location to go this winter and enjoy a warm beverage.

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2. You'll Want To Be Seen At Le Couteau

4627 Rue Saint-Denis

Le Couteau is a simply adorable cafe where you can sit, talk, and fall in love over a fresh cup of coffee. They have adorable cacti on each table and a charming environment. It is insanely cute and perfect for a cute coffee date!

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3. You'll Want To Be Seen At Cafe Pista

Thank god we have beautiful coffee shops to keep up the good spirit ⭐️📷 @alexandrinedlc

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500 rue beaubien

This simple cafe is the definition of cozy! It is absolutely stunning and perfect for a nice warm coffee on a cold winter day in Montreal. You can sit and people watch from their main window as you sip on a latte!

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4. You'll Want To Be Seen At Leaves Cafe

study break! ☕ (thanks @dprithipaul for the recommendation)

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2051 Rue de la Montagne

This cafe is literally a dream come true. Not only do they sell vegan treats and even vegan lattes but, they have cacti EVERYWHERE! Yes, for those who do not know me I AM OBSESSED with cacti so, you could only imagine that Leaves Cafe is by far my favorite place in Montreal.

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5. You'll Want To Be Seen At Cafe Spoon

•Stay warm on this rainy day and have a lovely Sunday• 🌂 #mtlcafecrawl

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2183 Rue Crescent

Situated right on Crescent street, this downtown cafe is trendy AF, seriously adorable, and 100% the place you want to be.Their coffee is so good that it is definitely worth the wait on a busy day!

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6. You'll Want To Be Seen At Le Berri Café

Eggs on toast under big bulbs 🍳 #mtlcafecrawl

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426, Faillon E

For a lowkey cofee date with your BFF, I suggest checking out Le Berri Café! This rustic vibe is perfect for a nice warm cup of coffee over your latest essay or latest BFF drama! It's lowkey in the sense that it isn't too busy and it's cute AF!

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7. You'll Want To Be Seen At Butterblume

5836 Boul St-Laurent

Not only is the name Butterblume insanely cute but, this cafe sure does live up to its name since the inside is so esthetically pleasing. They have adorable, floral-infused decor and trendy atmosphere. Plus, they have such fresh food that your heart and taste-buds will melt!

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8. You'll Want To Be Seen At Le Baobab

4800 Rue Wellington

If you happen to be in Verdun and you are in need of a quiet place to get some homework done,  then cafe Baobab is the place for you! They have a cute backyard terrasse and a large indoors seating area as well. It is filled with colors and it is perfect for +A marks! It’s unique and they have a light-hearted ambiance.

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9. You'll Want To Be Seen At Caravane Cafe

Neverending cafe crawling🌚🌝 #mtlcafecrawl

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124 Rue St-Viateur Ouest

Located in Côte-des-Neiges, Caravane is known for amazing coffees and perfect grades! This cafe is perfect for assignments, essays, and well.... meltdowns since their treats can comfort you in any situation. So bring your laptop and get on that study session!

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10. You'll Want To Be Seen At Cafe Melbourne

Great study sesh at @lemelbournecafe today! Chill vibe and good coffee 💚

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4615 Boul St-Laurent

For some Australian treats in the Plateau Area that will help you with you Western Civilization assignment, this is the place for you! You can munch on some yummy grub and enjoy a superb coffee in this absolutely adorable cafe where you can study hard.

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11. You'll Want To Be Seen At Café Lali

When art and coffee come together 😻👌🏼 @cafelali #mtlcafecrawl

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1850, Notre-Dame O

For a nice view from on top of what looks like a balcony in the middle of a coffee shop, I recommend having a chill time at Café Lali. The cafe has been inspired by the owners various travels across the globe! So you can just imagine all the inspiration within this coffee shop. It's chill AF!

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12. You'll Want To Be Seen At Le GAB

4815A, St-Laurent 

This coffee shop will literally make you feel like a lowkey professional from New York City! It is more flexible and dynamic than a traditional collaborative space, more convenient and professional than a coffee shop, and cheaper than both of them. In short, you’ll be smiling. All the time!

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13. You'll Want To Be Seen At Les Oubliettes

Morning sun or golden sun? #chasinglight #strangersinmyfeed

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6201, St-Vallier

Feel like you are doing your homework while enjoying a coffee in an origami art show! This cafe is chill and holds beautiful origami art that hangs from the ceiling. It's lowkey, aesthetically pleasing, and great if you want to be productive.

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14. You'll Want To Be Seen At Pikolo Espresso Bar

3418 B, av. du Parc

This espresso bar may be busy but it's so chill and honestly the best place in Montral for some fresh espresso! I definitely suggest coming here if you have a lot of work to do since that espresso will keep you up all night!

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15. You'll Want To Be Seen At Café Plume

av. Mont-Royal O

This cafe is cute AF and perfect for a chill day. If you can your friends ever happen to be walking in the Plateau area, then this is a great spot to make for a lowkey snack!

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16. You'll Want To Be Seen At Station W

3852, Wellington

Located in Verdun, this cafe is honestly adorable and lowkey AF! I didn't even know of it until a went a few weeks ago and I basically like right next door! It's a must visit cafe!

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17. You'll Want To Be Seen At Paquebot

Paquebot café 🛳☕️ #mtlcafecrawl @paquebotcafe

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2110, Bélanger

Enjoy sweet treats and a great time with you friends, then Paquebot Cafe is the place for you. It's lowkey in the sense that you can just chill and and be comfy while enjoy some well deserved snacks!

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18. You'll Want To Be Seen At Cafellini

Les baristas ici sont d'une gentillesse // #mtlcafecrawl #strangersinmyfeed

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758, Beaubien E

Cafellini is great if you want to grab a quick bite and sit for a bit. It's perfect for coffee on the go and for a chill time after a stressful day!


19. You'll Want To Be Seen At Brûloir

318, Fleury O

For a refreshing cup of coffee over a beautiful view and flowers after a long day of school, I recommend checking out Brûloir! It's so charming and a great place to chill out!

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20. You'll Want To Be Seen At La Graine Brûlée

Spectaculaire est le mot. #lagrainebrûlée #opening

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921, Ste-Catherine E

I think La Graine Brûlée if perfect for a more fun and bright way to have a lowkey time! You can chill, play games, and just have an overall good time without having to worry about finding a seat!

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Emily Draicchio From the core of Montreal, Emily is an upcoming Art History student attending McGill. She has joined the MTL Blog team as their newest creative writer. Her goal is to have an active life while discovering the virtues of Montreal! Join her on her journey with visuals from her Instagram @emdraicchio. She is a self-proclaimed cactus whisperer who can't get enough of soccer and EDM, She loves to talk... and talk... and talk, so it's time to hear her voice!