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Best Addresses Near Loyola Campus : where to eat this school year

Update 17 September 2019   |    Published on 4 September 2019
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Best Addresses Near Loyola Campus : where to eat this school year

It is hard to believe that summer 2019 has already come and gone, but it is officially in the rearview mirror. For a large portion of Montreal’s population, this means that it is back-to-school season, and therefore the many university campuses of Montreal will be up and running at full capacity once again. We figured there was no better time to compile a list of the best addresses near Concordia’s Loyola campus in NDG. There is a common misconception amongst students that the area closely surrounding the Loyola campus is barren of good food services, and we are here to squash that rumour.

Whether you are looking for a restaurant to grab a lunch to go while heading back to the library, enjoy a nice study break over some tasty food with friends, or to find a change of scenery from the collegiate setting of Loyola’s campus grounds, this list is for you. While the area that immediately surrounds Loyola may not be quite as plentiful as Concordia’s downtown campus when it comes to dining options, there are certainly some hidden gems around.

Are you in need of restaurant suggestions close to one of Montreals other university campuses? We have also created lists for where to dine near McGill campus and Concordia’s downtown campus. In addition, we suggest having a look at some of our other lists that are perfect for students, such as the best “Cheap Eats” in Montreal, the best dumplings in Montreal, and the best addresses to do work at. 

If you know of any great restaurants near Concordia’s Loyola campus that deserve a spot on this list, please send us an email at [email protected] We always appreciate getting feedback and recommendations from our readers!

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Ca Lem

6926 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC, Canada

Ca Lem has been high on our list of the best ice cream in Montreal for a long time now, and if you make a trip here yourself, you will know why. Situated extremely close to the main entrance of Concordia’s Loyola campus, Ca Lem creamery is a great way to perk you up during a long day of school. On the menu, you will find soft-serve swirls, sorbets and traditional ice creams, and a constantly changing selection of flavours that will impress any ice cream connoisseur. Further more, the presentation is almost as good as the actual product – we all love an “Instagramable” ice cream cone!

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Mr. Patty

5312 Patricia Ave, Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada

Mr. Patty is the perfect example of a family-run restaurant, and it has been serving delicious Jamaican food to the NDG area for over 14 years now! The duo that owns the restaurant have been married for over 30 years, and have been creating traditional Jamaican food together since the day they met. We come here to eat comforting dishes for a very reasonable price. The highlight of the menu is none other than the Jamaican patties (available in beef, chicken or vegetarian options), but they also offer a variety of dishes like Roties, Jerk chicken and pork, and curried goat. The atmosphere is very casual, and ideal for students looking to grab a quick bite to eat at a low cost.

Please note that this restaurant only excepts cash.

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Burger de Ville West

59 Avenue Westminster N, Montréal-Ouest, QC H4X 1Y8, Canada

Burger De Ville is home to our favourite burger on the whole of Montreal’s west side, and it is even on our list of the best burgers in Montreal! This restaurant is a family-owned venture that started in 2009, and has since expanded into multiple locations. We come here to eat premium quality burgers that are made with very fresh ingredients and great flavours. The prices here are reasonable and the atmosphere is very comfortable and laid-back, so it is a great place for students to relax and indulge in a satisfying meal. The menu offers much more than just burgers, (poutines, steaks, sandwiches and sides) but for us, the burgers are what truly reign supreme.

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37 Avenue Westminster Nord, Montréal-Ouest, QC, Canada

This hole-in-the-wall restaurant is one of our favourite places to enjoy Chinese dumplings in Montreal, and it also appears on our list of the best Montreal Cheap Eats. Owner and Chef Zhen Liu created all of the recipes herself. The menu is founded on the traditional flavours of Chinese dumplings and pancakes, but Zhen has added her own special twist to each dish. Think bacon and egg Chineses pancakes, as well as beer fried chicken pancakes – just a couple of the more creative variations available. Also note that an order of dumplings comes with enough pieces for two to share, so we always recomend coming here with a friend!

Aside from the delicious Chineses dumplings and pancakes they serve, the best part of the restaurant is that you can watch everything being prepared in the tiny open-concept kitchen at the back of the restaurant. The premises are so small, so  the food can be easily made to take-away and enjoy back on campus!

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Café Bano

6929 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, Montreal, QC H4B 1P8, Canada

Café Bano is the place to go if you enjoy Iranian cuisine and are in need of a quick and convenient meal while on campus. This lunchtime café is only open during the weekdays until the late afternoon, as if designed specially for the bustling Loyola campus. They serve a small selection of sandwiches, sides and desserts, but the most famous menu item is the Shnitzle sandwich. The prices here are very affordable, and the relaxed atmosphere will make you feel as if you’re dining in your own home. When the weather is nice, we suggest eating out on their charming little patio and people watching on Sherbrooke Street.

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Mon Ami Express

6922 Sherbrooke St W, Montréal, Montreal, QC H4B 1P9, Canada

Mon Ami Express is on our list of the best Korean Restaurants in Montreal, and is most famous for their delicious Korean fried chicken. We come here to enjoy tasty and comforting food served in generous portions, all at an affordable price. Perfect for students who are looking to take a trip off campus in the middle of the day, they offer a very good and moderately priced lunchtime special. That being said, they are open until the evenings, and are often more crowded for dinner!

Souvlaki George

6995 Monkland Avenue, Montréal, Montreal, QC H4B 1J8, Canada

Souvlaki George is a great option if you are looking for somewhere quick and easy to grab a satisfying bite to eat. The food they serve is based around  authentic Greek cuisine, but also features a few special surprises. They offer a very extensive, ranging from pita wraps and gyro plates to chicken wings and poutine, all at a very affordable price! There is a selection of appetizers, salads and desserts, as well as a combo option which is especially ideal for students on a budget.

The atmosphere of the place is very relaxed and welcoming, and the service is always friendly. Souvlaki George is open seven days a week from 11 in the morning until 11 at night – perfect for lunch or dinner.

Express Indien

6579 Avenue Somerled, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montréal, Montreal, QC H4V 1T1, Canada

Express Indien is a great Indian restaurant in the NDG neighbourhood, and we wanted to give a special shout out to their great menu of lunchtime specials! Although the whole menu is very good, the lunch specials are especially budget-friendly and perfect for students who want to sit down for a meal in the Loyola area. The lunches range from 4.99$ – 10.99$, and they also include a whole host of options for vegetarians and vegans!

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