Montreal has an abundance of cool cafés these days, and considering there’s always about a 96% chance that I’m either studying and/or have a coffee in hand, it only makes sense that I’m starting a new series on my blog where I visit cool coffee shops, since I need to get shit done and seeing other people being productive somehow encourages me to be. Today I decided to head over to Café Tommy, which, if you live in Montreal, you’ve definitely seen on like 1/4 of your friends Instagram feeds. It’s located in Old Montreal on the corner of Notre Dame and St-Francois-Xavier, and offers food and beverage options that go beyond the usual coffee-and-croissant café menu.
The café sits on two floors, and offers a ton of natural light, free wifi, and a good amount of seating. I managed to get through a bunch of work that I had been avoiding doing, so it clearly provided a solid atmosphere for studying. It’s not the quietest environment, and the door is literally constantly opening and closing because of how popular this place is, so probably not the best choice if you’re cramming for a final or need to crank out a paper without distractions.
What I ordered: I’m not ashamed to say that I had two coffees, an iced latte followed by an espresso. Both were great. My favorite part, though, was the toast with Nutella and berries that I ordered which was phenomenal – highly recommend.
There are so many cool spots around this city that I’ve never been to, so I’m hoping this blog will force me to actually take advantage of a city that, even though I complain about it constantly, is pretty awesome.