In a Nutshell:
A gem of a coffee place located out of the way in the industrial area of the Mile End, Café Falco is worth hunting for. Owned by a couple, Frédérik Froument and Yuko Toda, the cafe skillfully blends loft features such as extra-high ceilings and concrete floors with eclectic decorative pieces and warming materials such as wood and leather to produce a bright and artful space where one wants to linger for hours. Syphon coffees are skillfully brewed and perfectly balanced, made with freshly roasted, sustainably harvested, and organic beans from Montreal’s own Café Saint-Henri and Kickapoo, an artisan roaster from Wisconsin with a fair-trade, environmentally conscious mission. Café Falco also serves more than the usual coffee shop fare, and its simple, healthy, and deeply satisfying Japanese dishes have become its signature: onigiris, rice balls filled with edamame, chicken, or salmon, and dons, rice bowls topped with simmered beef or tofu, are especially worth the trip.
Best Known For:
Premium syphon coffee; delightful Japanese lunches.
Pastries, muffins, bagels and sweets are served all day, while the lunch menu, that includes rice balls, rice bowls, soups, salads and sandwiches, is served from 11:30am to 2:30pm.
Good to Know:
- Internet: Free Wi-Fi for customers, except during lunch hour (11:30am to 2:30pm).
- Seating: Tables and chairs, large communal table with stools, couches in the back.
- No alcohol is served.
- Lunches can be prepared to take away.
- Monday: 11am to 5pm
- Tuesday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
- Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED