Here’s where the time-honored pairing of coffee and donuts gets taken up a notch, with impeccably pulled shots and brilliant brews of beans sourced directly from the Canadian Roasting Society—a central hub for Montreal’s all-star indie coffee roasting scene— that are served alongside gobsmackingly good fried biscuit and brioche donuts you won’t find anywhere else in the city. Together, you’ve got a dreamy combo that puts Tunnel a cut above the rest. There’s no question about it: If you’re not a coffee connoisseur already, you’ll be one after tasting the goods here.
UPDATE, October 2021: With the city reopening and students returning to schools throughout the city, finding cafés serving the best coffee in Montreal has never been more important. It's not just about the Wi-Fi and comfy seating, it's about the fuel that these places are making. We've no time for terrible cups of caffeine, so the following are only the highest of the top tier in town right now with five new names added.
Enjoying the best coffee in Montreal is one of the simplest pleasures around: It's high up on our selection of the best cheap things to do in Montreal when enjoyed in a café, part of a great breakfast with the best croissants or goods from the best bakeries, or taken to go and savoured in one of many Montreal parks during warmer months. With the city's huge student, freelancer, and tech startup populations come equally huge number of coffee shops to choose from, but it can be tough knowing which shops are the cream of the crop. Welcome to the only list of fourth-wave, micro-roaster, and Euro-style coffee bars on the island you'll ever need.
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