Fodor's Expert Review Caffè San Simeon

$ Little Italy Café

In the heart of Little Italy, this historic coffee shop filled with regulars chatting away in Italian, is one of the city's best places (that is not run by hipsters) to get an espresso, latte, cappuccino, or the signature smooth Malibu—a lukewarm drink shorter than a cappuccino but longer than a macchiato, made by combining a short shot of espresso with frothed milk. Visit a few times and you won't even have to order: the experienced baristas will prepare your drink when they see you walk in. It's open from 6 am to midnight (or later) every day of the week. There are a few pastries available but the main reason to seek out this Little Italy caffè is their excellent brew.

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Quick Facts

39 rue Dante
Montréal, Québec  H2S 1J6, Canada


Known For:
  • Old-school Italian cafe
  • Malibu coffee
  • Open late and early

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