The Best Restaurants in Pointe-Saint-Charles: Our suggestions

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Pointe-Saint-Charles has blossomed from a historically hardworking industrial neighbourhood into an up and coming cultural corner of Montreal.  Most importantly, it has become a neighbourhood with an impressive culinary scene, which our most important criteria! For everyone attending C2 Montréal, it is crucial to be aware of the best gourmet addresses in the neighbourhood to replenish.

Considering the Lachine Canal, impressive amount of greenery, and the close proximity to Atwater Market, it makes sense that Pointe-Saint-Charles is flourishing. This new chapter of Pointe-Saint-Charles began in 2002, when the Lachine Canal reopened as a designated tourist space. However, the area has since evolved beyond the Canal and parks, and is now a community that fosters creativity and commerce!

One of the many beauties of Pointe-Saint-Charles is its diversity. We especially love neighbourhoods that offer a wide variety of addresses with different cuisines and atmospheres. Whether you’re drawn to gourmet restaurants, festive bars or casual eateries, this list has something for you!  If you’re looking for address recommendations in another neighbourhood, you can use our map to find the best restaurants that are close to you. We also have a full roster of lists that cover every dining occasion under the sun, whether that is bars the serve great food, or brunch 7 days a week.

Finally, here is our list of the best restaurants, cafés and bars in Pointe-Saint-Charles!

Paul Patates

Whether you have a weakness (as we do) for amazing french fries or for charmingly retro diners, you will love Paul Patates. As one of the city’s most institutional restaurants, Paul Patates has earned a spot on this list thanks to their great comfort food. Picture a menu with fully-loaded hotdogs and classic Quebec poutine, all made with fresh ingredients and long-lasting culinary traditions. This is a great spot to unwind after a day in the conference room! Alison Slattery

760 Rue Charlevoix

Clarke Café

Consider Clarke Café one of the best Italian sandwich counters in the city. Clarke Café has embraced the atmosphere of a classic and casual sub-shop, but the homemade food here is what really takes centre stage. They also offer a satisfying selection of coffees and pastries, so it serves well as a quick morning or an afternoon stop-in! Alison Slattery

1207 Rue Shearer

Lecavalier Petrone

There is truly nothing better than an afternoon pick-me-up in the form of chocolate, right? Especially after a day of hard work, Lecavalier Petrone will be your new favourite spot in the city! This is one of the best chocolate makers in Montreal, and the products they make are inspired, beautiful and delicious. Chocolates from Lecavalier Petrone are an easy way to make a dull day a little brighter, or to show some love to someone in you life. Lecavalier Petrone

2423 Rue Centre

Café Bloom

Café Bloom is a quaint, colourful and friendly address that serves well executed classic dishes like sandwiches, salads, and tartines, all made with high quality ingredients. They serve a really great breakfast, and also dole out their dishes in large portions. Everything about this restaurant is welcoming and festive, right down to the bright decor and friendly staff. Alison Slattery

1940 Rue Centre


Knox Taverne is a Montreal Classic. It is a wonderful bar filled with greenery, wooden decor and large windows, so it makes you feel especially relaxed. Knox Taverne is even on our list of the most beautiful bars in Montreal! Aside from a nice setting and great drinks, they also have a menu to satisfy anyone and everyone. This special gem is on our list of bars that serve the best food, so we highly recommend looking through the dining menu. Expect to see comfort food with an undercurrent of Mexican inspiration. The menu changes seasonally and the kitchen works with fresh products. Knox Taverne

1871 Rue Centre

Le Petit Sao

Le Petit Sao is the home of contemporary Vietnamese food in Pointe-Saint-Charles. Perfect for a lunch or casual dinner, Le Petit Sao serves new takes on traditional recipes that have been past down through the generations of the owner’s family. The atmosphere here is casual and fun, thanks to the bright and colourful decor of the space and the relaxed staff. Alison Slattery

40 Place du Commerce

Milky Way

This address is the new venture of Fugazzi owners, and has brought a super fun and unique bar to the Pointe-Saint-Charles neighbourhood. Milky Way is actually located in the ground floor of the Fugazzi restaurant, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a pizza and cocktail. This bar is super stylish, primarily pink, and very welcoming. We absolutely love it! Alison Slattery

1886 Rue Centre
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