Fodor's Expert Review Le Café Krieghoff

$$ Outside the Old City French

Modeled after a typical Paris bistro and named for a Canadian painter who lived up the street (and whose prints hang on the walls), this busy, noisy restaurant with patios in front and back has been a popular place with the locals for over 40 years. Open every day from early morning to late evening, Krieghoff serves specialties that include salmon, quiche, "la Toulouse" (a big French sausage with sauerkraut), steak with french fries, boudin (pig-blood sausage), and "la Bavette" (hanger steak). This place is a big local literary hangout, with great coffee, tea, and desserts. There's a seven-room auberge upstairs catering to upscale families. A new location recently opened on Maguire Street in the Sillery district.

French Trendy Trendy Breakfast Lunch Dinner Bistro $$

Quick Facts

1089 rue Cartier
Québec City, Québec  G1R 2S6, Canada


Known For:
  • Big bowls of hot chocolate
  • Simple, flavorful dishes
  • Good place to work or study

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