Popular Beaubien Street coffee shop Café Pista just expanded, with a new roasting workshop now open on Masson Street.
It takes over the former store of bike shop Bicycles Quilocot at the corner of 2e Avenue, giving Pista a long, spacious space with ample seating.
That extra space will allow Pista more bandwidth to throw itself into the coffee roasting game. Pista first switched to serving its own house roasts in 2018, and this will allow Pista to better supply all three of its coffee shops. (According to La Presse, the café had been on the hunt for a roasting space for a couple of years now.)
That said, the Masson Street space isn’t loaded up with roasting equipment — so don’t expect them to be jumping into industrial-scale roasting any time soon.
As with Pista’s two other locations, it’s a well-designed café, put together by co-owner Maxime Richard in tandem with Montreal design firm mpgmb — take note of the tiled bar that sweeps smoothly around the centre of the room.
Pista has been a rapidly rising star on Montreal’s coffee scene — having started out as a coffee cart on a bike, it first opened on Beaubien in 2016. Now, it has expanded twice in less than six months — firstly with a large new location in the Latin Quarter last October (operated in tandem with beer bar Pamplemousse), and now, on Masson.
STATUS — Café Pista is open at 2650 Masson; hours TBA.
- Café Pista [Official]
- À pleine vapeur pour Café Pista [La Presse]
- These 3 Great Local Cafés Just Opened New Locations [EMTL]