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16 Great Montreal Cafés That Are Still Open for Business

Where to get coffee, pastries, and sandwiches (take-out only, of course)

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Just as with restaurants and bars, the coronavirus crisis has hit Montreal’s coffee scene fairly hard, with many of the city’s top caffeine purveyors closed temporarily.

But a number of reputable spots are still open. While there has been some (perhaps justified) debate about whether coffee shops are essential businesses that should open during the coronavirus crisis, they are legally allowed to do so as food service providers.

As with restaurants, cafés can only serve take-out food and drinks — depending on the size of the establishment, you may have to wait outside in order to respect social distancing rules. Some will also let you order ahead in order to minimize waits and potential contact between workers and other customers — we’ve tried to note which businesses are offering this in the descriptions below. If your favourite isn’t listed here, it’s worth looking them up — many local cafés are still selling bulk beans, including for delivery.

Lastly, please note that the situation is changing rapidly — while Eater Montreal has done its best to verify that the cafés listed here are open at the time of writing, some may change their hours, their service, or close their doors, so it’s recommended to check coffee shops’ social media platforms for the latest information.

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1. Café Pista (Masson)

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2650 Rue Masson, Montréal
QC H1Y 1W2, Canada
(438) 380-1307
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North-side favourite Pista is still open at its brand new Rosemont location (the Beaubien and St-Laurent cafés are closed) — it’s serving house roasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

2. Baristello & Co

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709B Rue Jarry E, Montréal
QC H2P 1W2, Canada
(514) 272-2113
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Italian espresso, sandwiches, and Nutella cookies are all on the menu at this Jarry Street go-to — open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day but Tuesday; delivery is available through Uber Eats.

3. Café Vito

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151 Rue Villeray, Montréal
QC H2R 1G4, Canada
(514) 564-3131
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Villeray neighbourhood favourite Vito is open and slinging Italian espresso from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily — the food options are substantial too, including bagels, sandwiches, cannoli, and plenty of pastries. Delivery is an option via Uber Eats.

4. Cafe Larue & Fils (multiple locations)

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244 Rue de Castelnau E, Montréal
QC H2R 1P5, Canada
(514) 272-8087
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All three locations of this Villeray and Petite-Patrie coffee shop are open and selling hot drinks and bulk beans — the de Castelnau location (here) and St-Zotique East are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while the Jarry café is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Debit card payments only — no cash, no credit.

5. Café Orr

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5368 Avenue Papineau, Montréal
QC H2H 1W2, Canada
(514) 544-2233
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This cinema-café on Papineau may not be able to show movies at the moment, but it’s open for take out from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily with bulk beans, smoothies, pastries, and other treats available; delivery is possible via Uber Eats or Skip.

6. Café Olimpico

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124 Rue Saint- Viateur O, Montréal
QC H2T 2L1, Canada
(514) 495-0746
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Montreal’s most iconic Italian café is open at its Mile End location only, with service via a take-out window (so, nobody can go inside). Hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

7. The Standard (Mile End)

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251 Rue Saint- Viateur O, Montréal
QC H2V 1Y1, Canada
(514) 803-7232
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Only the St-Viateur location of the Standard is currently open, with roasts from Propeller, Pilot and more available in bulk, or in your choice of espresso drinks.

8. Caffè In Gamba

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5263 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4G9, Canada
(514) 656-6852
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This doyen of Mile End’s third wave coffee scene is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday on Parc (the St-Viateur location is closed).

9. Café Névé

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151 Rue Rachel E, Montréal
QC H2W 1E1, Canada
(514) 903-9294
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The original Rachel location of Névé is open and serving coffee and its large, tasty sandwiches for the limited hours of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday — call up for pre-orders, and delivery is an option with advance notice.

10. Structure Coffee Roasters

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460 Rue McGill, Montréal
QC H2Y 2H2, Canada

Old Montreal roasters Structure are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with bulk bags of their own delectable roasts for sale, too.

11. Le Café Bloom

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1940 Rue Centre, Montréal
QC H3K 1J2, Canada
(514) 508-2313
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Pointe-St-Charles’ pre-eminent breakfast café is open with an array of ready-to-eat food available from donburi bowls to tartes au sucre and brownies — Bloom has also added an épicerie section with fine local goods. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and you can call them up for bike delivery in the surrounding area.

12. Campanelli

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4634 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1S4, Canada
(514) 933-7770

Espresso continues to flow at St-Henri go-to Campanelli, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays).

13. Yo & Co Espresso Bar

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5590 Rue Laurendeau, Montréal
QC H4E 3W3, Canada
(514) 703-8553
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Côte-St-Paul’s pre-eminent puller of espresso is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends (including over Easter), with drinks and snacks available. Advance orders can be made through the Th3rdWave app.

14. Café Felice

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5563 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4H2, Canada
(514) 277-7033
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It may not have decades of history under its belt, but Mile End’s Felice still does some damn fine espresso — during the coronavirus crisis, it’s open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, for take-out only.

15. Café Dax

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1461 Avenue Van Horne, Outremont
QC H2V 1L3, Canada
(514) 941-9982
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Outremont third-wave coffee shop Dax continutes to open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday — it’s serving brews that use beans from Calgary’s Phil & Sebastian and small Montreal roaster Kujira; home delivery of bulk beans is an option, too.

16. Mollo

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2069 Rue Wellington, Montréal
QC H3K 1W7, Canada
(514) 543-6530
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Gelato and grilled cheese sandwiches are on the menu alongside the coffee at Pointe-St-Charles neighbourhood haunt Mollo. Open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends — delivery is an option via Uber Eats.

1. Café Pista (Masson)

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

North-side favourite Pista is still open at its brand new Rosemont location (the Beaubien and St-Laurent cafés are closed) — it’s serving house roasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

2650 Rue Masson, Montréal
QC H1Y 1W2, Canada

2. Baristello & Co

709B Rue Jarry E, Montréal, QC H2P 1W2, Canada

Italian espresso, sandwiches, and Nutella cookies are all on the menu at this Jarry Street go-to — open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day but Tuesday; delivery is available through Uber Eats.

709B Rue Jarry E, Montréal
QC H2P 1W2, Canada

3. Café Vito

151 Rue Villeray, Montréal, QC H2R 1G4, Canada

Villeray neighbourhood favourite Vito is open and slinging Italian espresso from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily — the food options are substantial too, including bagels, sandwiches, cannoli, and plenty of pastries. Delivery is an option via Uber Eats.

151 Rue Villeray, Montréal
QC H2R 1G4, Canada

4. Cafe Larue & Fils (multiple locations)

244 Rue de Castelnau E, Montréal, QC H2R 1P5, Canada

All three locations of this Villeray and Petite-Patrie coffee shop are open and selling hot drinks and bulk beans — the de Castelnau location (here) and St-Zotique East are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while the Jarry café is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Debit card payments only — no cash, no credit.

244 Rue de Castelnau E, Montréal
QC H2R 1P5, Canada

5. Café Orr

5368 Avenue Papineau, Montréal, QC H2H 1W2, Canada

This cinema-café on Papineau may not be able to show movies at the moment, but it’s open for take out from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily with bulk beans, smoothies, pastries, and other treats available; delivery is possible via Uber Eats or Skip.

5368 Avenue Papineau, Montréal
QC H2H 1W2, Canada

6. Café Olimpico

124 Rue Saint- Viateur O, Montréal, QC H2T 2L1, Canada

Montreal’s most iconic Italian café is open at its Mile End location only, with service via a take-out window (so, nobody can go inside). Hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

124 Rue Saint- Viateur O, Montréal
QC H2T 2L1, Canada

7. The Standard (Mile End)

251 Rue Saint- Viateur O, Montréal, QC H2V 1Y1, Canada

Only the St-Viateur location of the Standard is currently open, with roasts from Propeller, Pilot and more available in bulk, or in your choice of espresso drinks.

251 Rue Saint- Viateur O, Montréal
QC H2V 1Y1, Canada

8. Caffè In Gamba

5263 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4G9, Canada

This doyen of Mile End’s third wave coffee scene is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday on Parc (the St-Viateur location is closed).

5263 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4G9, Canada

9. Café Névé

151 Rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H2W 1E1, Canada

The original Rachel location of Névé is open and serving coffee and its large, tasty sandwiches for the limited hours of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday — call up for pre-orders, and delivery is an option with advance notice.

151 Rue Rachel E, Montréal
QC H2W 1E1, Canada

10. Structure Coffee Roasters

460 Rue McGill, Montréal, QC H2Y 2H2, Canada

Old Montreal roasters Structure are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with bulk bags of their own delectable roasts for sale, too.

460 Rue McGill, Montréal
QC H2Y 2H2, Canada

11. Le Café Bloom

1940 Rue Centre, Montréal, QC H3K 1J2, Canada

Pointe-St-Charles’ pre-eminent breakfast café is open with an array of ready-to-eat food available from donburi bowls to tartes au sucre and brownies — Bloom has also added an épicerie section with fine local goods. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and you can call them up for bike delivery in the surrounding area.

1940 Rue Centre, Montréal
QC H3K 1J2, Canada

12. Campanelli

4634 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1S4, Canada

Espresso continues to flow at St-Henri go-to Campanelli, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays).

4634 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1S4, Canada

13. Yo & Co Espresso Bar

5590 Rue Laurendeau, Montréal, QC H4E 3W3, Canada

Côte-St-Paul’s pre-eminent puller of espresso is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends (including over Easter), with drinks and snacks available. Advance orders can be made through the Th3rdWave app.

5590 Rue Laurendeau, Montréal
QC H4E 3W3, Canada

14. Café Felice

5563 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4H2, Canada

It may not have decades of history under its belt, but Mile End’s Felice still does some damn fine espresso — during the coronavirus crisis, it’s open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, for take-out only.

5563 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4H2, Canada

15. Café Dax

1461 Avenue Van Horne, Outremont, QC H2V 1L3, Canada

Outremont third-wave coffee shop Dax continutes to open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday — it’s serving brews that use beans from Calgary’s Phil & Sebastian and small Montreal roaster Kujira; home delivery of bulk beans is an option, too.

1461 Avenue Van Horne, Outremont
QC H2V 1L3, Canada

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16. Mollo

2069 Rue Wellington, Montréal, QC H3K 1W7, Canada

Gelato and grilled cheese sandwiches are on the menu alongside the coffee at Pointe-St-Charles neighbourhood haunt Mollo. Open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends — delivery is an option via Uber Eats.

2069 Rue Wellington, Montréal
QC H3K 1W7, Canada

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