In a Nutshell:
Caffè in Gamba invite coffee lovers to live la dolce vita (the sweet life), and the place’s plush atmosphere certainly encourages losing track of time. Decked with velvet couches, frilly frames, and black walls, Caffè in Gamba has a decidedly Italian vibe to it, which is nicely complemented by its selection of snacks and sweets that include panini, biscotti, and panetone. Faithful to the Italian coffee tradition, the place specializes in classic espresso making, which comes in the usual delicious variations, from the short, black drink topped with a perfect crema to the creamiest latte. It’s worth noting that Caffè in Gamba was the first coffee shop opened by Jean-François Leduc, who now also owns Café Saint-Henri. Leduc has become a well-known figure in Montreal’s coffee scene, and his philosophy of using super fresh, high-quality coffee beans also reigns here.
Best Known For:
Classic Italian coffee bar atmosphere.
Panini, salads and a selection of Italian pastries and sweets, such as biscotti, cornetti and panetone.
Good to Know:
- Internet: Free Wi-Fi for customers.
- Seating: Tables and chairs, couches. There’s a small terrace with benches, tables and chairs in the summer.
- The shop sells a wide selection of coffee beans in bulk as well as a selection of espresso machines, coffee cups and accessories.
- Monday to Friday: 7:30am to 10pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 8:30am to 10pm