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Published on 2018-09-18

It’s always the right time to enjoy a great cup of coffee! Montreal is known for its impressive variety of independent cafés and coffee shops. Stop in at one of them in between BIXI trips.

On September 30, any trip of 30 minutes or less will be free. Plus, you can get free coffee, thanks to our partner Café Barista! To highlight the theme of the month, find the Barista mobile at Brébeuf / Rachel station in La Fontaine park between 11am and 4pm and let yourself be spoiled with a good cup of coffee!

Or check out one of these five local establishments:

1. Automne Boulangerie 

Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie – Boyer / Beaubien station

Celebrate fall at this charming café & bakery. 

2. Pastel Rita 

Mile-End – Bernard / Clark station

With a coffee and pastry in hand, you’ll be seeing life through rose-coloured glasses.

3. September surf café 

Petite-Bourgogne – Duvernay / Charlevoix station

The perfect relaxed place to sip a good cup of coffee with friends. 

4. Station W 

Verdun – De l’Église/Edna station

Here it’s not just the coffee that’s good—the grilled cheese sandwiches are to die for! 

5. Hélico 

Hochelaga-Maisonneuve – Desjardins/Ontario station

A new little café in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district that’s worth the trip.

For even more ideas, visit the Barista  website or use the Th3rd Wave  mobile app to plan your route.


1. Head to a kiosk at one of the 540 BIXI stations anytime between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. [Download the BIXI app or check out the station map to find your closest station.]

2. Insert your credit card, select “One Way $0,” then follow the instructions on the screen. *A $20 deposit will be held for up to 10 days per bike

3. Enter the code you get after completing the transaction on the keyboard located to the left of the bike dock for the BIXI you’ve chosen.

4. Head out to explore Montreal for 30 minutes max. Fees will apply if you spend more than the allocated time.

5. Return your BIXI to any station and start another trip as many times as you want. 

Thanks to our partners! 

Free BIXI Sundays are sponsored by Manulife in collaboration with our health partner Rachelle-Béry and La Presse+. Free snack bags for participants are compliments of Rachelle-Béry. Keep an eye out for the BIXI Manulife Valets this Sunday to get one!

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Written by : Manulife team