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Caffè in Gamba


The bar at Caffè in Gamba, Montreal.

The bar at Caffè in Gamba, Montreal.

Photo © Marie Asselin.

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.

The Food:

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.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 7:30am to 10pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8:30am to 10pm

Contact Information:

Caffè in Gamba
5263, avenue du Parc
Montréal, QC  H2V 4G9

Closest metro stations: Laurier (15 min. walk) or Outremont (20 min. walk)

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Phone: 514-656-6852

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