Soaring 50-foot-high ceilings, inlay marble floors and custom brass fixtures galore? This opulent café in Old Montreal marries Gilded Age vibes with third wave coffee, and is giving us the most romantic feels in the city.
With so many excellent cafés in Montreal to choose from, we've sipped our way across the city (stopping at a few top notch bakeries along the way) and can say without question that this spot near the Old Port is definitely the most breathtaking.
At first, stepping into the 12,000-square-foot space feels like you’re walked into a neoclassical cathedral. Picture glamorous vaulted coffered ceilings, gleaming marble, lofty archways, grand staircases, brass chandeliers and burnished gold touches everywhere.
Built as the Royal Bank of Canada in the 1920s when Montreal was the country’s financial hub, Crew Collective Café is where sipping an espresso below an ornate painted plaster ceilings feels like a romantic experience, and a simple lunch featuring local classics (hello, Fairmount bagels) is elevated from an ordinary to an extraordinary moment.
The meticulously preserved heritage building is also home to co-working spaces, modern meeting and conference rooms, and private offices.
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For more information about Crew Collective & Café, click here.
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