Great coffee in the heart of little italy
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Since 1956, this bare bones coffeeshop has been serving espresso, latte and cappuccino to locals from all walks of life. Stodgy businessmen, socialists and starving artists are united by their love for a strong, hot cup of java. Like a scene out of a Fellini movie, chaos rules supreme: the coffee machine is always whirring and the somewhat surly staff are always... more
This is the legit s@!t. Serving up espresso that makes my people proud. Where the nonnos go for an espresso. That's a sign right there. Straight up, honest, like your nonna made it. Basically, the original hipsters right here. More like original coffee gangsters.
After a week in Montreal and trying about 7 different coffee places, if have to say that this was the best out of all of them. Unfortunately, it's not the best I've ever had.
It's so unfortunate to be spoiled by such great coffees and espressos! The ambiance is like that of a sporty cafe where elders and men stop by to watch a soccer game, read a newspaper, and enjoy a nice cup of latte or... more
Location: On the main, in the heart of Little Italy. Street parking or transit.
The place: It's one hot mess and if I were to use one word to describe the place, that word would be 'chaos'. On one hand, the bar area reminds me of Rome, where one tosses back their caffé like a shot while observing the baristas hone their craft, then quickly hit the road. However, Café Italia lacks the... more