Welcome to the first installment of my new series, Caffeine Fix, whereby I indulge my caffeine addiction and review the coffee shops I stumble upon in Montreal and throughout my travels.
I discovered Cafellini in my neighborhood as a I headed out to ice skate in the park and it did not disappoint. I recommend stopping by when you're in Rosemont-La Petite Patrie.
I remember having a discussion with my boyfriend recently about modern coffee shops and what seems to be a growing trend in minimalist design. How poetic that this beautifully simple coffee shop popped up just a few weeks ago, inhabiting the space of former Volane, a coffee shop with mismatched decor and comfy couches. While I still love those quirky spaces with a Central Perk vibe (a-la-'Friends'), I'm happy to welcome this new addition to the neighborhood with its clean lines and eiffel chairs.
The brightly-lit shop and pro latte artists make for a very Instagrammable cup. Cafellini has also made the most of a small space which now has ample seating in the form of counter seats along the walls and windows, a number of 2-person tables, and 1 long communal table. It's perfect for the neighborhood and the traffic; located just outside the Beaubien metro station, you can grab a cup before heading underground.
In case you're wondering, the coffee was good too. To be fair, I'm more a connoisseur of coffee shops than coffee, but I know a good cup from a bad cup and this was a good cup. Apparently Cafellini is a veteran, having opened its first location in the nearby suburb of St. Bruno about a decade ago.
You can check out Cafellini's website here: cafellini.com