Baristello & cie: Italian coffee at its best in Villeray
Right at the heart of Villeray in Montreal is located a true Italian hotspot that goes by the name of Baristello & cie. I say spot because it’s not only a coffee shop, but it’s also a small grocery store where you can get authentic Italian goods out of Little Italy.
It’s the kind of place where the time stops and you talk and hang out with your friends, rather than typing for hours on your laptop. As much as I like going out to a coffee shop to work on my laptop, I also highly enjoy just hanging out and meeting friends and a lot of coffee shops seem to take this turn lately with small tables and no Wi-Fi.
Italian coffee usually consists of a dark to very dark roast so it’s not for everyone as it can easily get bitter. However, the baristas at Baristello are very good so they know how to pull a great extraction out of their beans.
They also have a great selection of Italian sodas that go perfectly with a very tight single espresso.