With spring on our doorstep and summer just around the corner, travellers with plans for the Montreal area undoubtedly will be visiting some of the quaint sidewalk cafes found on the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal.
For locals and visitors alike, there is one small but sweet diner that stands out for comfort foods and delicious deserts – Chez Suzette. The name conjures up thoughts of ‘Crepe Suzette’ and, as luck would have it, crepes are something of a specialty here, whether they are served as desserts or full meals. To this end, Argenteuil lunch or dinner crepes inspired by Northern France include fresh asparagus or shrimp stuffing.
Known for its friendly faces, excellent service and tasty food, this eatery leans on market-fresh ingredients and lots of love in its meal preparation. You’re sure to notice it while enjoying your meal in the small indoor dining facility, or while people watching and seated outside amidst the historic views.
Although crêpes are obviously the shining star at Chez Suzette, the menu extends to include fresh salads, soup and sandwiches. Upscale starters include escargot and lobster bisque, while the beverage section of the menu offers smoothies and flavoured coffees. Oh yeah… they also serve fondues. Yes, fondues. Sure, this meal made for 2 or 3 people is a throwback to the late 60s/early 70s, but this small diner with big taste has made fondue fashionable again with modernized ingredients.
There’s something for everyone here, especially if you’ve got a sweet tooth. Dessert crepes come in a wide variety of flavours with fresh ingredients like maple syrup (you can’t get more Canadian than that) an assortment of fruit, hazelnuts, and chocolate drizzle.
Sinful but delicious.
Expect to pay between $15 and $30 per person for a meal here, which is a great deal for a great meal, and all served up with Old World ambiance and smiles.
Photos Courtesy of Chez Suzette’s Public Profile Facebook Page