Le Cartet


June 13, 2011 – Le Cartet is just one of the quaint, groovy little spots that we’ve all come to expect in Montréal: unassuming grey stone on the outside, NYC Soho cool on the inside. High ceilings, whitewashed walls, and long, wooden tables set the stage for an unusual, yet charming, communal dining experience.

A hybrid gourmet market/restaurant, Le Cartet is a much-loved local favourite for breakfast, lunch, or weekend brunch. Located on the western edge of Old Montréal on McGill Street, it’s also a convenient – and tasty – stop for tourists to refuel as they explore the neighbourhood.

Their menu is simple: daily specials, fresh sandwiches, savoury soups, generous salads, plus a few tartars and classics such as bison steak, duck confit, and lasagne thrown in for good measure. Desserts don’t disappoint either, with mouth-watering chocolate fondant and zingy lemon pie topping the list. What’s more, Le Cartet is vegetarian-friendly.

Come Saturday and Sunday, Le Cartet is hopping with the trendy brunch crowd, bottomless illy coffee (a.k.a perfection) and mimosas a-flowing. The brunch menu offers a perfect mix of sweet and salty, sure to make every diner happy.

The storefront gourmet shop features shelves piled high – à la ye olde general store – with all sorts of epicurean delights, plus delish pre-packaged meals full of homemade, take-out goodness.

Hip, convenient, and delicious – who could ask for more?