Fans of Little Burgundy’s Café September Surf have something to look forward to come March, when the team behind this coffee-shop-slash-surfboard-workshop opens their highly-anticipated second location in Pointe-Saint-Charles.
The new café, located in the Nordelec building at 1700 St-Patrick Street, will be a smaller, more take-away oriented sister to their flagship location on Notre-Dame Ouest in Little Burgundy, according to September Surf co-owner Mitch Martin.
“It’ll be a different concept,” Martin told Eater Montreal. “It’s our second location, we’ve learned a lot from our first one, and it’s a really good exercise to sort of take what we’ve learned and apply that to a new café.”
Martin, who co-owns both spaces with Ravi Handa and Isaac Berman, says the takeaway counter will feature staples that September Surf patrons know and love, including beans from Anchored Coffee and De Mella Pahleta (roasters in Nova Scotia and Toronto, respectively).
While the menu, which the café’s head chef Kevin Tolton is designing, is not yet set in stone, Martin says customers can expect pret-a-manger breakfast items like sandwiches, bowls, and fresh baked goods, all prepared at their Notre-Dame location just across the Lachine Canal and distributed at an equal price across locations. The St-Patrick location will also debut September Surf’s first pour-over bar.
At approximately 300 square feet, the new space is significantly smaller than that of September Surf’s first location. As such, Martin says the priority with the counter is serving coffee to the 5,000 plus employees who work in offices in the Nordelec building, and to the broader Pointe-Sainte-Charles community.
And their hours will likely reflect the needs of this clientele. The café will only be open on weekdays from around 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. — though Martin notes these hours are not yet set in stone, and are subject to change based on demand once the counter opens.
STATUS: Café September Surf’s Little Burgundy location is open . Their second location in Pointe-Saint-Charles is still under construction, and is expected to open in the first week of March.