In a Nutshell:
This tiny coffee shop is a welcome addition to the downtown coffee scene, and its cute storefront embellished with dark green wrought iron is a welcome visual relief from an otherwise rather boring-looking block of commercial buildings. Pikolo was opened by a young coffee lover who learned to care about how coffee is harvested and traded by working in coffee plantations herself. Her passion is infectious and at her coffee shop, every espresso cup is pulled by baristas who care (and are knowledgeable) about the origins of the beans they use, all imported by direct trade. A nice range of organic teas and tea-based lattes is also offered. While the best seats in the house are undoubtedly those lined up along the shop’s narrow front windows, the rest of the seats are just as cozy, especially those bordering the small mezzanine, which provide excellent indoor people watching.
Best Known For:
Its hip, young crowd and cozy industrial décor.
Super fresh (sometimes warm from the oven) baked goods, pastries and sweets.
Good to Know:
- Internet: Free Wi-Fi for customers.
- Seating: Tables and chairs, couches.
- Payment: No credit cards.
- Monday to Friday: 7am to 7pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 7pm
Pikolo Espresso Bar
3418 B, avenue du Parc
Montreal, QC H2X 2H5
Closest metro station: Place-des-Arts (5 min. walk)
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