Mercanti, The Standard, Zephyr
Fall is here! Some aren’t so happy about the change of weather in Montreal, while others (like me) are excited to switch out sandals for booties and tank tops for leather jackets. I would definitely take a good hot latté over an iced coffee any day. So to get you ready for the chillier weather ahead, here is a shortlist of my go-to neighbourhood cafés!
1. Café de Mercanti
6128 AV DE MONKLAND, MONTRÉAL, QC H4A 1H4
Having recently undergone an expansion, Mercanti in Monkland village now offers more seating space, so yo
u could linger a while! Aside from their delicious coffee (and they do brew a mean cuppa), their assortment of baked goods- both gluten-filled and gluten-free will satisfy any sweet tooth. For Monkland village residents, Mercanti is the ultimate neighbourhood coffee spot. And if you’re not from the area, I still say it’s worth a visit!
2. The Standard
5135 RUE SHERBROOKE O, MONTRÉAL, QC H4A 3M6
Brand new on the scene, The Standard Café hit Sherbrooke O in NDG and made a splash with their bold black and gold décor and clear passion for coffee. The Standard serves bagels, Trou de Beigne doughnuts, and other pastries, but they are definitely serious about their coffee. I visited on International Coffee Day and got to meet the owners of Kaito- the local coffee roasters responsible for the coffee creations at this little spot. They were making coffee in a contraption that looked more like something belonging to a mad science lab than to a café. We got to speak to them a bit and learn about the process of roasting and making a perfect cup of Joe. Seating is limited, so hope for a free spot, or just grab yours to go!
3. Café Zephyr
5791 RUE SHERBROOKE O, MONTRÉAL, QC H4A 1X2
Another neighbourhood café that I often frequent due to its coffee & convenience is Café Zéphyr. Located on Sherbrooke O in NDG, Zephyr not only serves a delicious latté and baked goods, but also lunch specials. Ingredients are locally-sourced and staff are always friendly, so why not stop by?