While in Montreal, I checked out Crew Collective Cafe and I was not ready – wow! It is so beautiful and grand. It’s hard to believe that the main purpose for the space is a cafe! That’s also what makes it so unique and cool.
Crew Collective Cafe is located in a historic heritage building that was once a Royal Bank of Canada. The space has been maintained so it looks the same way it was in it’s hayday. It reminds me of the bank scene in Justice League or The Dark Knight.
When you walk in, you can’t help but be in awe of the magnificent ceilings and stunning architecture.
It was pretty full when we got there and we were told there wasn’t any space to sit. We decided to take our photos and grab some food to go. It looks like a lot of people come in to work from here. They have a lot of plexi glass work stations and little booths. Such a gorgeous place to spend a workday!
The menu has lots of light morning eats like pastries and croissants and obviously your favorite coffee shop beverages. They offer one of the bagels Montreal is known for – Fairmount Bagels. I ordered the smoked salmon bagel and it was so delicious. My friends and I loved our beverages and our orders varied from lattes, to coffee to hot chocolate. My friend got a bagel with jam and could not stop raving about how the jam had fresh strawberries in it. She was thinking about it again the next morning.
We lucked out while we were there. As soon as we got our food a bench opened up. We sat and ate and chatted and did some people watching and took in the breathtaking ambience.
I feel like this needs to be on your Montreal bucketlist! Such a unique experience. I loved it!