The 10 Best Breakfast Spots in Quebec City, Canada

Christina Zoga

In Quebec City, you get the best of both worlds: the richness and finesse of French dishes with the warming comfort and punchy flavours of Canadian fare. No where is this better demonstrated than with brunch. Think soft, light French crepes topped with Canadian maple syrup and maple bacon. Check out our selection of the 10 best breakfast spots in Quebec City.

1. Douceurs Belges Auberge & Resto


Le château Frontenac –Vieux-Québec/Old Quebec, ville de Québec/Quebec city
© Hurteau, Paul; Parent, Claude/Wikicommons
You can’t visit Douceurs Belges Auberge & Resto without falling in love with it. Located in Les Saules, this Belgian restaurant is housed in a charming traditional, renovated 100 year old home. Luxurious antique furnishings complete the coziness of this building, which is surrounded by a large imposing garden. The spectacular breakfast menu consists of local jams and homemade muffins, poached or boiled eggs, omelets, cakes and aromatic coffee or tea.

2. Le Clocher Penché

Bistro, Restaurant, French, European, Canadian

Le Bouchon du Pied Bleu
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Le Clocher Penché has had its home in the heart of Saint-Roch for over 10 years now. Already a favorite amongst locals, a visit to this local gem will quickly cement it as one of yours too. Offering a carefully prepared, comforting menu which changes through the seasons, the restaurant’s professional servers introduce you to a unique experience full of tantalizing smells and delicious flavors. You’ll find plenty of rich and delicious dishes, where the French influences are shining through. Try the homemade blood pudding, French toast with leek and Swiss cheese and soft boiled egg with mustard sauce. Or how about the poached egg on a buckwheat waffle, ham from la ferme Turlo, bechamel sauce, mushrooms and roasted potatoes? Magnifique!

3. Le Bouchon du Pied Bleu

If you adore French cuisine, and especially the meat centric kind, Le Bouchon du Pied Bleu is the right place for you. Inspired by the bouchons of Lyon, Le Bouchon du Pied Bleu serves an exceptional combination of traditional French dishes mixed Quebec’s traditional flavors and local products which cannot be missed. Homemade terrines and pâtés dominate, as well as a delicious selection of weekend brunch menus.

181 rue Saint-Vallier Ouest, Quebec City, Canada, 418 914 3554

4. Au Petit Coin Breton

Restaurant, Canadian

Buffet de lAntiquaire
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The lovely Creperie Au Petit Coin Breton is ideal for breakfast or brunch if you are a crepe fan. More than 80 varieties of crepes are on offer but, if you fancy something different you have the option of creating your own crepe. This charming cafe is definitely the paradise of crepe, a wonderful way to start your weekend in the old city of Quebec. Nutella crepes, Apple caramel crepes, ham and asparagus crepes, chicken and mushroom crepes and more make you believe that you are in heaven!

5. Buffet des Antiquaires

Restaurant, Canadian, American, Vegetarian

Buffet des Antiquaires is situated in one of the most popular tourist zones in Quebec and it is well worth a visit. Followed by loyal, local clients, this restaurant has provided its high end services in the city for more than 30 years. The combination of the traditional cuisine of Quebec with an extensive and well prepared breakfast menu makes Buffet des Antiquaires irresistible. If you wish also to have a lunch or dinner, the restaurant offers you a variety of traditionally prepared lunch and dinner menus introducing you to local flavors and textures.

6. Crêperie le Petit Château

Restaurant, Creperie, Canadian, French, Vegetarian

Hôtel du Parlement, ville de Québec
© Christophe.Finot/Wikicommons
This Creperie, close to the Chateau Frontenac, serves a breakfast menu to die for. Creperie le Petit Chateau serves a mind boggling selection of 58 kinds of pancakes and also gives you the option of creating your own fillings. Don’t scrimp on the maple syrup, it is the best in the world.

7. Le Parlementaire

Restaurant, Canadian

Imposing interior design, luxurious furnishings, and gilded chandeliers will enchant you when you enter Le Parlementaire. Located inside the impressive National Assembly building in Quebec ( you will need your ID card to get in), this outstanding restaurant definitely offers its visitors a once in a life time experience. The staff are friendly and welcoming, and the breakfast menu combines different elements of Quebec’s cuisine, offering a variety of dishes with fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, and lots of maple syrup.

8. Restaurant Louis-Hébert

Restaurant, French, Steakhouse

Casse Crepe Breton
© Fen Labalme/Flickr
Imaginative and delicious dishes created with locally produced ingredients by the Chef Hervé Toussaint. This is all you need to know about elegant Restaurant Louis-Hébert. The chic interior design, the country inspired furnishings and a central fireplace fill the place with warmth, and impressive stained glass windows complete the imposing setting of the restaurant. Stand out brunch dishes such as pancakes with maple syrup and fresh fruit, French toast, omelets and eggs show why the the restaurant has such a stellar reputation.

9. Le Casse-Crêpe Breton

Le Casse-Crêpe Breton is another little gem in the city of Quebec dedicated to crepes and breakfast menus. A variety of ingredients of your choice, such as fruits, ham, cheese, meat, vegetables, chocolates, syrups and creams are offered to create the crepe of your dreams. All the ingredients are laid out before you – you just say how you want it cooked, and then watch your dream crepe materialise right before your eyes. Aromatic coffees and a variety of tea flavors accompany these pancake beauties, creating the perfect start to any day.

1136 rue St Jean, Quebec City, Canada, 418 692 0438

10. Cafe Le Hobbit

Cafe, Restaurant, French

Warm and inviting, the Cafe Le Hobbit is a great place to enjoy the morning sun while eating your breakfast and drinking your hot coffee. The cozy and friendly environment, the attentive and welcoming staff and a variety of dishes on the breakfast menu make this lovely café a favorite spot. Offering a carefully prepared breakfast menu seven days a week and weekend brunches, it is sure that you will never get bored of the Cafe Le Hobbit and its French and Canadian menus. Delicious food, reasonable prices and an easily accessible location (slightly away from the tourist areas) make this little hidden treasure one in a million.

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