Three vegan coffee shops worth discovering in Montreal

Leaves Café
2051 Rue de la Montagne
Leaves Café is a charming and colourful little coffeehouse located in the heart of downtown Montreal. As its name suggests, the coffee shop is filled with lovely plants, which customers can purchase at the same time as their coffee! On the menu are croissants, chocolatines, a selection of coffees and teas, as well as Kombuchas.

 

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Café dei Campi
1360 Boulevard Rosemont
Mainly inspired by an Italian family cuisine, Café Dei Campi’s menu offers cornettos, cookies, doughnuts and tarts to accompany your coffee, as well as gourmet sandwiches, pizzettas and salads. You can even order a delicious seitan roast, ideal to introduce friends and family to plant-based alternatives!

 

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Esquina, bar à café
4526 Avenue Papineau
Recently opened in the Plateau area, Esquina offers homemade vegan cuisine, including soups, tarts, pastries, scones, muffins and their famous pop tarts. This spot is ideal for a coffee on-the-go, or for a sit-down with a good book or some work. You can also purchase ceramic items made by local artists.

 


 

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Marie-Noël Gingras

Marie-Noël Gingras works in the Department of Animal Advocacy at the Montreal SPCA. In the past few years, she has collaborated on numerous projects related to animal rights and welfare (the Vert et Fruité and Vegan Portraits blogs, the Montreal Vegan Festival), as well as collaborated with the Défi végane 21 jours book, published in spring 2016 (Éditions Trécarré). You can follow her on Facebook.