Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
The terrace restaurants of our region value your beloved ritual of toasting and treating yourself with a high amazement factor for their landscapes. For the views and the menus, come this way please …
by Léa Lambert-Villiard
Just steps away from the cycling path, you’ll find the Café and its vast terrace overlooking the North-Yamaska river. The specialties? Of course there’s the Arabica, roasted right here, but there’s also the sangria to accompany our warm summer days, burgers and decadent cakes as well as a great atmosphere on Saturday evenings as musical groups perform live.
A vineyard outing at one of the pioneer wine-making establishments of the Townships: L’Orpailleur. With its lovely shaded terrace overlooking the vines, the domain restaurant proposes dishes to pique the curiosity of its guests such as its white Seyval leaf fish, a grape variety that has adapted well to the region’s micro-climate, and the cheese, ice wine lees confit and strawberry mousse. YUM!
The popularity of this establishment located in the heart of the town can’t be denied and with reason! The Liquor Store terrace has become THE cool meeting place for all Eastern Townships night owls. You’ll love its bistro menu and the energy of its crazy nights, hosted by DJs or popular bands
Guess what you can eat here! In fact, what will surprise you as you step onto their terrace, set at the base of Mount Orford, is the warm and friendly ambiance, you’ll feel as you savour one, two, perhaps three beers after a hard day of hiking. Do you prefer biking? You’ll enjoy the many great cycling routes that start out from the pub’s location. You’ll find more information about these circuits by clicking on the activity section of their website.
Founded in 1945, the Cove, so called by the fishermen who would spend time at the Ripplecove Hotel, perfectly combines rustic chic, terroir flavours and a spectacular landscape. Its restaurant, Le Riverain, has a highly renowned table offering. As for the bar, it proposes a menu that will satisfy any craving. Both extend out to a terrace overlooking Lake Massawippi. In fact, you can almost put your feet in the water in the bar section!
You’ll find not just one or two terraces but three beautiful spaces that welcome locals and vacationing visitors to this favourite pub. Set by the Massawippi River, this establishment has quite a history… In fact, over the years, it has housed a carriage-building factory, a hardware store and the first microbrewery of Quebec, no less! Its restaurant proposes an unpretentious French cuisine menu with local accents.
What terrace will really blow you away in our part of the country? Well … the upper bridge of the Grand Cru catamaran, of course! Sumptuous shoreline homes, with mounts Owl’s Head and Orford outlining the horizon all the way to the Abbey; all this for your eyes to behold as the boat cruises over the waves of Lake Memphremagog. For a truly unique brunch, cocktail or dinner experience, boarding, at MacPerson’s Dock in Magog, starts in the spring and lasts until autumn.