Coffee shops are currently a thing. My Instagram feed is full of “cute coffee shops” and lattes, from all over the world.
The Mile-End is known for its emblematic and independent coffee shops – where institutions and newcomers mix together. It is actually one of the things I love about this neighbourhood, its capacity to adopt and go through trends while never losing its charm and character.
It’s now been 11 years that I work in the neighbourhood. As a coffee amateur, here are my top 5 coffee shops in the Mile-End.
I am also curious. What would be your top 5 coffee shops? Shoot me an email here – I will be happy to start the conversation.
Café Felice (Les petits Enfants de Felice) | 5563 Av du Parc, Montréal
This is the most recently opened coffee shop from my selection, but the place feels like it has been there forever. Even if the Cafe de Felice has replaced, the greek bakery Navarino (an institution), the place is filled with history and tradition. The coffee is amazing thanks to Vince Spinale who used to work at the Cafe Olimpico, bringing with a him a very special “savoir-faire’’ and his beautiful singing voice.
Caffe in Gamba | 5263 Av du Parc
Caffe in Gamba is one of the first coffee shops in this category to open in Montreal. The place was revamped two years ago to modernize its look and menu. In addition to the neat design, their coffee selection is still amazing – offering a big range of roasters.
Maybe the most emblematic place from my list. Cafe Olimpico is not only an institution of the Mile-End, but also an emblem for Montreal. The place is rooted with strong italian traditions – offering one of the best (if not the best) espresso in town.
Caffe Grazie-Mille | 58 Avenue Fairmount O
Besides their coffee, there is also their cannolis. The Cafe Grazie Mille is a Mile-End pilllar. Also some people say, it’s the best Italian coffee in the city…!
La Croissanterie Figaro | 5200 rue Hutchinson
This place feels like a a piece of paris, in the middle of the Mile-End. The coffee shop is a really nice place for lunch, brunch and snacks. Here it is not only about the coffee, it’s also about food – which is simply good. All of these wrapped-up in a very warm atmosphere during the winter while the terrace is very parisian during summers.
Are you inspired by these coffee shops and would love to live really close by? If yes, get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, you are considering moving to the Mile-End. That’s a great idea.