Coffee in Old-Montreal used to be a sad affair ruled by international chains that shall not be named; that was until Tommy opened its doors and blessed the tourists and workers of the area with its delightful espresso shots.
But despite the fact that coffee at Tommy is excellent and their croissants are crispy and buttery, what really draws visitors is the decor. Inside what had been a derelict building for the better part of the decade now stands a light-filled, welcoming café. A unique, two-storey space with ample seating and a gigantic hanging plant arrangement.
As far as Instagrammability goes, Tommy hits all the right spots. It was quick to become a favorite of local Instagrammers with its floor-to-ceiling windows, ornate moldings and marble tables.
Come for the coffee, stay for the photo opportunities.