Concierge.com's insider take:
With its large Italian population and countless artists, Montréal is famous for its café culture. (The city's best cafés are all Italian—just because Montrealers speak French doesn't mean they have to drink espressos and lattes the Gallic way!) Order a latte at Vito at Café Olympico to while away an afternoon in the heart of bohemianism in Mile End (124 Saint Viateur St. W.; 514-495-0746; www.cafeolimpico.com). Or head up to Café Italia in Little Italy to hang with older men and feel like you're on the set of The Godfather (6840 St. Laurent Blvd.; 514-495-0059). For the best macchiato this side of the Mediterranean and a sausage sub served the way Rocco likes 'em, take a detour to Milano Café in the Italian suburb of St. Leonard, a 15-minute drive from the city proper (5196 Jarry St. E., St. Leonard; 514-852-9452; www.cafemilano.ca).