The 11 Best New Cafés of 2023 in Montreal

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Ah, Montreal! This metropolis never ceases to enchant us with its cultural vibrancy, picturesque alleys, and, of course, its ever-evolving gourmet landscape. The year 2023 was no exception, ushering in a wave of new cafes that quickly captured the hearts of coffee enthusiasts and aficionados of exquisite taste.

Every street corner in this city now boasts gems where the aroma of freshly ground coffee intertwines with warm ambiance and the creativity of baristas. From Mile End to Griffintown, through Old Montreal, this year’s new coffee spots have redefined the standards of excellence in the coffee scene.

To wrap up the year, we’ve also curated lists of the 16 best new restaurants and the 5 best new bars in Montreal for 2023. This roundup of the 11 best new cafes in Montreal is the result of delightful tastings and exciting encounters. So, grab your favorite mug, and join us on this delicious journey through the best new cafes of 2023 in Montreal.

Café Cosé

A charming new café with Vietnamese influences has found its home on Centre Street in Pointe-Saint-Charles: Café Cosé! Open since July 29th, the café occupies the petite space previously held by the Ton Quartier grocery store. This delightful addition to the neighborhood is credited to the equally delightful Joseph-Tuc Minh Nguyen, who greets customers with a warm smile from behind the counter.

1883 Rue Centre

Café Kujira

Café Kujira is a charming neighborhood café, just the kind we adore. Primarily an artisanal roasting workshop, it crafts excellent coffees in small batches.

4250 Rue Augustin Frigon

White Heron

Visit White Heron in Griffintown for a unique Asian-style coffee experience in a beautiful, minimalist, and serene setting. Seeking to elevate the third wave coffee scene in Montreal, Emily Wang has taken on the challenge of surprising Montrealers with an Asian-inspired offering.

370 Rue des Seigneurs

Feuilleté Café

On Bellechasse Street, a beautiful little café, Feuilleté Café, has settled, delighting locals every morning with its delicious coffee and truly stunning pastries. We’re smitten with Feuilleté because of its charm, everything is delicious and made in-house, and because Frédérique and Joshua warmly greet their customers every day with a smile.

2450 Rue de Bellechasse
Côte Café

Côte Café

Côte Café has opened its doors just a few steps from Guy-Concordia, much to the delight of coffee enthusiasts. The friendly spot seamlessly combines genuine camaraderie and charm. Though tiny, Côte Café is both charming and inviting, making it a wonderful addition to the neighborhood.

3467 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges


Three years after opening the doors of Ambros, their roastery, Tony and Tom Argiropoulos launch Café Alphabet, an extension of their initial venture. Stepping into Alphabet, one immediately senses a nod to Greece and the renowned Greek philotimo: you feel welcomed as if you were at home!

5765 Rue Clark

Café Monk

Both a café, restaurant, bar, and urban farm, Café Monk has become a must-visit spot in the Sud-Ouest. It’s a compelling reason to venture onto Monk Boulevard! Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast, a hearty brunch, or a lively happy hour, Café Monk has everything you need for a great time.

6270 Boulevard Monk

Baristello Outremont

Piero Ciampoli is a legend in the Montreal coffee scene. He spent many years as a barista at San Simeon before opening his first café on Jarry. Baristello Outremont is his second venture, and upon entering, it becomes clear that you’re dealing with a team of professionals.

1330 Avenue Thérèse-Lavoie-Roux

Clarke Café

The iconic Italian café in Pointe-Saint-Charles has undergone a transformation at its new location on Shearer Street, just a few steps from the old one. Additionally, a brand-new branch has just opened in Kirkland. But rest assured, the sandwiches and coffee remain just as delicious!

1207 Rue Shearer
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Photography by Alison Slattery

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