A short walk from Place des Arts, Pikolo is a local – and student – favourite. With a great playlist and a locale perfect for people-watching, this café offers finely roasted coffee beans for a fresh brew each time. Bring your laptop, order the beverage of your choice with a side of one of their yummy pastries and idle the afternoon away.
1635 Rue Clark
Well-situated on Mount-Royal Avenue, Paquebot Café is a gem among Montrealers. With its inspiring decor made up of its neon logo on a brick wall and some cool merch on sale, grab one of its coveted seats facing the window. This cafe is a perfect spot to work during the week while being a great stop for a refreshing drink before heading to the nearby park on the weekend.
123 Avenue du Mont-Royal West
Established in the seventies, this cafe has become a staple in Little Italy. A local retreat for Italian immigrants (I was visiting this café with my grandfather before I could walk), today, Café Olimpico is still a popular coffee destination. You'll find students working on their MacBooks and families looking to order a good espresso to drink at the bar. Pick up a bag of their coffee beans before heading out and experience some of the city's best brew the next morning from home.
124 rue St-Viateur West