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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Café Pista (Masson)

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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

Baristello & Co

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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.

Café Vito

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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.

Cafe Larue & Fils (multiple locations)

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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.

Café Orr

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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.

Café Olimpico

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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.

The Standard (Mile End)

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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.

Caffè In Gamba

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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).

Café Névé

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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.

Structure Coffee Roasters

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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.

Le Café Bloom

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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.

Campanelli

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

Yo & Co Espresso Bar

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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.

Café Felice

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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.

Café Dax

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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.

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.

Café Pista (Masson)

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

Baristello & Co

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.

Café Vito

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.

Cafe Larue & Fils (multiple locations)

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.

Café Orr

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.

Café Olimpico

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.

The Standard (Mile End)

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.

Caffè In Gamba

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).

Café Névé

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.

Structure Coffee Roasters

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.

Le Café Bloom

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.

Campanelli

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

Yo & Co Espresso Bar

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.

Café Felice

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.

Café Dax

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.

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Mollo

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.

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