5 small cafés that are really worth your while, even just for take-out

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Montreal centre-ville

Café Centre ville
As with restaurants and bars, cafes in Montreal have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. Fortunately, several well-known downtown establishments remain open, respecting social distancing rules by preparing their caffeinated creations to go. Here are 5 of our favorite downtown cafes that will enhance your fall shopping days with a warm cup of joe.

Café Olimpico

From its humble beginnings in the Mile-End district in 1970, Café Olimpico, also known as “Open Da Night”, has built an enviable reputation among coffee lovers. Its downtown establishment which opened last December is no exception, offering its coffee recognized by London’s prestigious The Telegraph as one of the top 50 in the world. Note that with the exception of a few Italian pastries, Café Olimpico does not serve meals. We only go there for one thing: their delicious coffee.

1333 Robert-Bourassa Blvd, Montreal, QC H3A 2A4

Café Vasco da Gama

Offering a variety of delicious sandwiches, amazing salads and typical dishes from a traditional Portuguese counter, Café Vasco da Gama offers you a taste of the Old World’s irresistible charm and flavours. Its enchanting decor and friendly staff have made it a downtown favorite since its opening… so has its amazing coffee!

1472 Peel St, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1S8

Café Vasco de Gama
Café Vasco de Gama
Café Vasco de Gama

Café Humble Lion

With its minimalist yet charming decor, this cafe quickly became a student favorite. In fact, their address on Sherbrooke street in front of the McGill campus can be quite busy on school days.

(2 downtown addresses)

1204 McGill College Ave., Montreal, Qc H3B 4J8

904 Sherbrooke Street W, Montreal, Qc H3A 3R8

The maple latte is particularly appreciated by its regular customers and goes wonderfully with one of their delicious scones or muffins.

Cafe érable Humble Lion

Café Parvis

Located on a small street north of Sainte-Catherine, Café Parvis is recognized as one of the most beautiful cafes in downtown Montreal. With its large windows, high ceilings and abundant plants, it is an absolutely charming place. In addition to a selection of exceptional quality coffees, they offer a menu of small pizzas, salads and other specialties.

433 Mayor Street, Montreal, Qc H3A 1N9

Café Myriade

Whichever one of its two downtown locations you visit, the Myriade café will impress even the most discerning aficionado. Recognized as one of the precursors of the 3rd Wave Coffee movement in Montreal, their coffee menu is built depending on the seasonality of the producing countries and offers a selection of origins that changes regularly.

(2 downtown addresses)

1000 Sainte-Catherine Street W, Montreal, Qc H3B 5L2

1432 Mackay Street, Montreal, Qc H3G 2H7

Café Myriade
Café Myriade
Café Myriade

Please note that the situation is changing rapidly. We have done our best to verify that the cafes listed above are open at the time of this release, but some may change their business hours or decide to close. We recommended checking their websites or social media channels for the most up-to-date information.