Yawei and her brother Jarome opened a cafe back in November while I was temporarily living in Montreal and even though I’ve been a whole heap o’ times, I never seemed to have my camera in hand. But enough is enough – It’s time to share with the world my love affair with Innocent Coffee. There is a certain calmness that radiates through the entire 2 story building (cafe down low, art gallery up-top), causing anyone who enters to leave their worries on the doorstep. The cafe is minimalist and rather adorable, which brought me back to the cafes I visited in Japan. They serve up Origins Coffee, who roast the coffee only a 10 minute walk away, down on Granville Island. They have an espresso machine and drip of course, with each cup made to order, via either press or pour over (kone or paper) and all their baking and food is done on site, right behind the counter – which means that every time you walk in you either smell fresh coffee or fresh baking. I like those odds.
As a side note – due to health codez they can only do paper cup service. If you think that could be an issue for you, bring your favorite cup from home. #BYOC
Located at 1340 W 4th Ave. Open from 7am-5pm, Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays. twitter//innocentcoffee