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Founded in 2009, the original Café Névé was opened on rue Rachel in the Little Portugal area of Le Plateau Montréal. This first shop was the cumulative dream of professional barista and service industry lifer Luke Spicer and Montreal business entrepreneur Francois Larose. On a shoestring budget, and a couple of sleepless months the duo built Névé from the ground-up with a vision to offer the Plateau community a welcoming space to enjoy third-wave coffee and honest café fare.
The space was designed by the boys with the intention of creating a comfortable atmosphere where people could engage with both their laptops and one another. The striking bar of the café was built with recycled wood reclaimed from the exterior of the previously existing bike shop. Banquets and a large communal table were used to encourage the overall friendly atmosphere of the space. Today, Névé has become a Plateau institution, and remains a top favourite café for the greater Montreal community.
In 2011, Névé expanded, opening up a petite café up the street on Mont Royal. Taking up just 500sq feet, this miniature Névé offers a local coffee option on a shopping strip littered with giant chains. While expanding their business the Névé team grew as well, welcoming Gabriel Rousseau on board. A former employee, and well-known Montreal musician, Gabriel Rousseau put down his drumsticks to pursue his passion in coffee and business development - becoming a formal Névé partner in 2013.
The first endeavour with the mens clothing retailer 'Frank and Oak', creating a fun shared space in which there is something for everyone, alongside the clothes, Café Névé was joined by Chercs barber shop just to complete the full service offered in our Mile-End oasis.
The partnership with Frank and Oak continued in the fall of 2015 with the boys shaving their beards and putting on their suits and ties to open an upscale café in the new downtown Montreal Frank and Oak. Once again pairing the retail and service, with a barber shop this space has quickly become a center point of downtown shopping and life. While not wanting to be seen as lazy, the team simultaneously opened their first location outside of 'la belle provence' in the Don Mills shops in North York, Toronto.
Pop-up location for a limited time only, the boys third venture with Frank and Oak set up in the fall of 2015 to test the waters in Ontario.
Stay tuned for more news regarding this location and other possible new stores.