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12 New Cafés to Check Out in Montreal: Spring Edition

A dozen hot new options for getting coffee, pastries, and more

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The third (or fourth, or fifth) wave of coffee continues to crash all over Montreal, with shiny new purveyors of the brown bean juice appearing everywhere from Ahuntsic to Verdun — not to mention new locations for existing cafés, too.

Here are 12 new coffee shops to have opened up in the last three months (give or take) for all your caffeine needs.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Café Sandrino

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718 Rue Legendre E, Montréal
QC H2M 1G9, Canada

Sandrino is a tidy new family-run spot for Italian espresso up in Ahuntsic — it’s cheap, it’s cheerful, although take note that the space is pretty narrow, so it might not be the best bet for an hours-long coffee date.

2. Café Pista

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2650 Rue Masson, Montréal
QC H1Y 1W2, Canada

Pista has been on a roll of late: this fresh new spot on Masson is its second expansion within just six months. It’s doubling as a small roastery for Pista’s three cafés (so, expect well-crafted house roasts), but there’s plenty of space to sit down, too.

3. Mon Atelier de Quartier

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1201 Rue Jean-Talon, Montréal
QC H2R 1W1, Canada

Come for a coffee, stay to fix your busted phone screen or ripped shirt: this newcomer in Villeray is part café, and part workshop where (with a membership), you get access to all sorts of tools and supplies for your various repairing needs.

4. Café Barista

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111A Rue de Louvain O, Montréal
QC H2N 1A3, Canada
(514) 381-2233
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While Café Barista has made a name as a local roastery for the last 16 years, it has stayed out of the coffee shop game — until now. Serving its own roasts (obviously), it’s a welcome addition to the Garment District, a relative wasteland for good coffee (with the notable exception of Café Gentile).

5. Le Roseline

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5014 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1R7, Canada
(514) 544-6869
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With a cozy vintage feel, Le Roseline is coffee shop by day and neighbourhood buvette by night. Those looking to eat may want to stick around after 5 p.m. — while the daytime menu of coffee shop standards alongside charcuterie and cheese checks the right boxes, chef Alex Collyer’s French-Italian menu of small plates shines bright.

6. Café Péché

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3998 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2W 2M2, Canada
(514) 533-0432
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The owners of boutique gym Espace Thomas recently birthed this sleek all-day coffee shop right next door on St-Denis. There’s plenty of bar space for customers and their laptops, and soon, Péché should also be open into the evenings (once it gets its alcohol permit).

7. White Heron Coffee

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131 Rue Prince Arthur E, Montreal
QC H2X 1B6, Canada
(514) 303-9996
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This bright space on the Prince-Arthur pedestrian street pulls a mean shot — but don’t overlook the Japanese-leaning bites, from matcha baked goods to avocado toast.

8. Café Olimpico (downtown)

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1333 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montréal
QC H3A 2A4, Canada

Mile End icon Olimpico just expanded for the second time ever, with a new coffee shop inside the former Presbytery behind the Christ Church Cathedral. It might be a little shinier than the St-Viateur original, but with the same Italian-style espressos at the same prices, it’s arguably the best price-to-quality ratio for a hit of caffeine anywhere downtown.

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9. Café Veloce

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Place Ville Marie, Montreal
QC H3B, Canada
(514) 379-6163
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Place Ville-Marie’s new food hall, Le Cathcart, has a strong coffee game with the addition of this large coffee shop right at its entrance — take note of the large pastry selection. Alternatively, there’s a second coffee shop, Mirabel, around the other side of the hall.

10. Café Nakamichi

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2159 Rue Mackay, Montréal
QC H3G 2J2, Canada
(438) 383-7650
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Mackay Street ramen spot Nakamichi recently morphed into a Japanese-style coffee shop — pour-over is a focus, with beans from Montreal’s Rabbit Hole Roasters; there’s also a tidy menu of bites ranging from pastries to Japanese curry.

11. Perles & Paddock

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403 Rue des Seigneurs, Montréal
QC H3J 1X7, Canada
(514) 931-0004
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Little Burgundy’s Perles & Paddock is obviously not a new restaurant, but what is new here is daytime opening hours as a café (and one with a beautiful space, at that). Expect roasts from Montreal’s Zab, and a solid food game — pastry chef Erik Champagne has a menu of breakfast and lunch options, alongside some sweet treats.

12. Lili & Oli

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4554 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1W7, Canada
(514) 504-5464
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15-year Little Burgundy staple Lili & Oli just made its first expansion, down into Verdun — expect the same good coffee (with beans from Montreal roaster canal), and friendly service that turned Lili & Oli into a neighbourhood favourite in the first place.

1. Café Sandrino

718 Rue Legendre E, Montréal, QC H2M 1G9, Canada

Sandrino is a tidy new family-run spot for Italian espresso up in Ahuntsic — it’s cheap, it’s cheerful, although take note that the space is pretty narrow, so it might not be the best bet for an hours-long coffee date.

718 Rue Legendre E, Montréal
QC H2M 1G9, Canada

2. Café Pista

2650 Rue Masson, Montréal, QC H1Y 1W2, Canada

Pista has been on a roll of late: this fresh new spot on Masson is its second expansion within just six months. It’s doubling as a small roastery for Pista’s three cafés (so, expect well-crafted house roasts), but there’s plenty of space to sit down, too.

2650 Rue Masson, Montréal
QC H1Y 1W2, Canada

3. Mon Atelier de Quartier

1201 Rue Jean-Talon, Montréal, QC H2R 1W1, Canada

Come for a coffee, stay to fix your busted phone screen or ripped shirt: this newcomer in Villeray is part café, and part workshop where (with a membership), you get access to all sorts of tools and supplies for your various repairing needs.

1201 Rue Jean-Talon, Montréal
QC H2R 1W1, Canada

4. Café Barista

111A Rue de Louvain O, Montréal, QC H2N 1A3, Canada

While Café Barista has made a name as a local roastery for the last 16 years, it has stayed out of the coffee shop game — until now. Serving its own roasts (obviously), it’s a welcome addition to the Garment District, a relative wasteland for good coffee (with the notable exception of Café Gentile).

111A Rue de Louvain O, Montréal
QC H2N 1A3, Canada

5. Le Roseline

5014 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1R7, Canada

With a cozy vintage feel, Le Roseline is coffee shop by day and neighbourhood buvette by night. Those looking to eat may want to stick around after 5 p.m. — while the daytime menu of coffee shop standards alongside charcuterie and cheese checks the right boxes, chef Alex Collyer’s French-Italian menu of small plates shines bright.

5014 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1R7, Canada

6. Café Péché

3998 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M2, Canada

The owners of boutique gym Espace Thomas recently birthed this sleek all-day coffee shop right next door on St-Denis. There’s plenty of bar space for customers and their laptops, and soon, Péché should also be open into the evenings (once it gets its alcohol permit).

3998 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2W 2M2, Canada

7. White Heron Coffee

131 Rue Prince Arthur E, Montreal, QC H2X 1B6, Canada

This bright space on the Prince-Arthur pedestrian street pulls a mean shot — but don’t overlook the Japanese-leaning bites, from matcha baked goods to avocado toast.

131 Rue Prince Arthur E, Montreal
QC H2X 1B6, Canada

8. Café Olimpico (downtown)

1333 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montréal, QC H3A 2A4, Canada

Mile End icon Olimpico just expanded for the second time ever, with a new coffee shop inside the former Presbytery behind the Christ Church Cathedral. It might be a little shinier than the St-Viateur original, but with the same Italian-style espressos at the same prices, it’s arguably the best price-to-quality ratio for a hit of caffeine anywhere downtown.

1333 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montréal
QC H3A 2A4, Canada

9. Café Veloce

Place Ville Marie, Montreal, QC H3B, Canada

Place Ville-Marie’s new food hall, Le Cathcart, has a strong coffee game with the addition of this large coffee shop right at its entrance — take note of the large pastry selection. Alternatively, there’s a second coffee shop, Mirabel, around the other side of the hall.

Place Ville Marie, Montreal
QC H3B, Canada

10. Café Nakamichi

2159 Rue Mackay, Montréal, QC H3G 2J2, Canada

Mackay Street ramen spot Nakamichi recently morphed into a Japanese-style coffee shop — pour-over is a focus, with beans from Montreal’s Rabbit Hole Roasters; there’s also a tidy menu of bites ranging from pastries to Japanese curry.

2159 Rue Mackay, Montréal
QC H3G 2J2, Canada

11. Perles & Paddock

403 Rue des Seigneurs, Montréal, QC H3J 1X7, Canada

Little Burgundy’s Perles & Paddock is obviously not a new restaurant, but what is new here is daytime opening hours as a café (and one with a beautiful space, at that). Expect roasts from Montreal’s Zab, and a solid food game — pastry chef Erik Champagne has a menu of breakfast and lunch options, alongside some sweet treats.

403 Rue des Seigneurs, Montréal
QC H3J 1X7, Canada

12. Lili & Oli

4554 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1W7, Canada

15-year Little Burgundy staple Lili & Oli just made its first expansion, down into Verdun — expect the same good coffee (with beans from Montreal roaster canal), and friendly service that turned Lili & Oli into a neighbourhood favourite in the first place.

4554 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1W7, Canada

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