Café & Community Tour

Cafés = Community

Ok, so everyone loves coffee, right?  (Except for those weirdos who don't).  You start your day with it, you relish it, you need it.  There it is, in your cup, every day, no matter what.  But how much do you really know about it?  Where does it come from, who harvested the beans, what's the roasting process, how did your café source it, what's your Barista's favourite band?  On the Café Tour your Guide will walk you around and visit 5 different cafés, try different coffees, teach you to make latte art, learn the story behind every cup and most importantly show you how in Montréal, cafés represent different communities.  From a cyclist's café, to a music lover's café, to where local coffee roasters work and get their daily dose, the Café Tour will feed your thirst, your stomach and your mind!

What you need to know

  • Cost is $74.75 CAD + tax

  • On this tour, we walk from café to café as we drink coffee, some other beverages and snacks along the way. 

  • The tour starts at Canadian Roasting Society, located at 3780 rue Saint-Patrick in Montréal.  It is definitely off the beaten path, but that's part of what makes it awesome.  The nearest metro station is Place-St-Henri, but it's located a good 25 minute walk away, so we highly recommend you take a taxi.

  • The tour ends in the Griffintown neighbourhood, near the corner of rue Wellington and rue de la Montagne.  

  • Participants must be at least 12 years old.  

  • Of course, participants who don't drink coffee are welcome, but please understand this is a coffee-heavy tour and it might not always be possible to substitute the coffee for something else.

  • Please arrive a few minutes early, the tour starts on time.

  • Your admission includes a drink and/or a snack at every stop

  • The tour has a maximum capacity of 12 people at a time 

  • The tour lasts approximately 3 hours

  • The walking pace is moderate and the total distance covered is approx. 3.5km.  There are bathrooms and places to sit/rest along the way.