Whether coincidence or intentional, you can find a concentration of coffee shops within the Atwater and Guy-Concordia metro stop area, with new ones seeming to pop up all the time. From chain shops to standalone cafés, all types are represented, which, truth be told, makes sense with a university nearby. Who needs coffee more than frazzled students cramming for exams? Walk along De Maisonneuve West near the corner of Bishop and you’ll bump into Pigeon Espresso Bar, a little place with a big impact.
A narrow and small place, it’s perfect for a stop-and-go, you know, those times you’re in a hurry but need that caffeine. They make the most of their space, filling their high ceiling with greenery and a simple yet effective hand-drawn image of a pigeon on the wall making the shop memorable. The maple latte I had was more than satisfying and will definitely come back for more.