8 gourmet Specialities of the Cafés de village

Updated on May 15, 2019

Experience local cuisine by discovering the Cafés de village of the Townships, our very welcoming gourmet treasures. There you will discover regional products, talk with the owners and taste their specialties. Let us introduce you to 8 of them just to tease your palates!

La Shop’s Grilled-Cheese Sandwiches

Made with marinated chicken, pulled pork, bacon, sautéed onions, goat cheese, brie or caramelized pears, the many grilles-cheese sandwiches showcased on the menu of the restaurant La Shop, will make your mouth water. Established inside an old factory in Magog, this café truly offers a very special ambiance.

To do nearby: Go for a walk through the Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises, skate on the frozen 2.5 km path by Lake Memphremagog, or visit Maison Merry, a citizens’ site of memory.

The Veggie-pâté of the Café Pierre Jean Jase

In Sherbrooke, the Café Pierre Jean Jase is a true must, as well as its végé-pâté. You’ll find it in some of their breakfast or lunch offers or as an extra (they’re worth the extra couple of dollars, I promise!). You’ll also be delighted by their exceptional hearty breakfasts. Check out their menu...you’ll be won over for sure!

To do nearby : Take an urban stroll downtown or visit the Musée de la nature et des sciences or the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Sherbrooke.

Eggs Benedict at the Café Aragon

The Café Aragon of Sherbrooke has been welcoming its breakfast adepts since 1995. People of the region return often, week after week for their delicious eggs Benedict. They are a pure delight. The portions are generous and made with a lot of love. You’ll be totally charmed with your first visit. Psst! While you’re there, you should try their amazing fair-trade coffee.

To do nearby : Enjoy outdoor activities at Mont-Bellevue like alpine skiing, tube sliding, snowshoeing, fatbike and cross-country skiing.

The Brie Pear and Onion Maple Confit Sandwich, of the La Mie Bretonne Bakery

La Mie Bretonne is an artisanal bakery in Cowansville, in the Brome-Missisquoi region. Here you’ll find an authentic bakery putting forth fine quality products. It can truly be classed with French artisanal bakeries and prepares 100% natural breads, entirely handmade right there. Their specialty: the brie pear and onion maple confit Sandwich. However, you can customize it according to you own preferences and you can select the type of bread you want from their wide selection (whit bread, croissant, bagel, etc.). A pure delight to your taste!

To do nearby : See the artistic works of the Bruck Museum.

The Lamburger of Marché Public La Mante du Carré

The famous Lamburger of the Marché Public La Mante du Carré has people talking! It’s a delicious burger made with homemade bread, a meat patty made with locally grown lamb and green apples. The sweet and salty blend of flavours is a true masterpiece and amazes the most demanding foodie! Plus, the Lamburger is served with a Chef‘ salade and potatoes another must of the Market. Psst! When you go, try their café au lait… totally divine!

To do nearby : Make provisions at the public market or go for a walk at Burbank Pond.

Sucreries de l’érable’s Maple Syrup Pie

You’ll discover a multitude of delicious products at Les Sucreries de l’Érable, but it’s their maple syrup pie that captures all the attention here! Made following an ancestral recipe, the maple syrup pie (and its variant with pecans) is a true must. The café/restaurant Les Sucreries de l’Érable is located in a former general store in the magnificent village of Frelighsburg. Good to know, you can also buy these pies at La Rumeur Affamée in Dunham and Sutton.

To do nearby: Stop at the Clos Saragnat vineyard to stock up on ice ciders or drop by the Beat & Betterave, a nano-brewery, café and a small performance venue.

The Pizzas of Café du Flâneur

The pizzas of the Café du Flâneur, at P'tit Bonheur, are an undeniable must if you’re passing through the municipality of Saint-Camille, in the MRC des Sources. You’ll find yourself having to make a difficult choice among the 7 delicious varieties: all dressed, pepperoni, bacon and onions, spicy, tomatoes and artichokes, wild boar or herbs and oives. The secret behind these succulent savours? They’re all made with local products. The Café du Flâneur is the ideal place to just hangout and relax while eating a savoury meal filled with terroir flavours.

Pizzas available on fridays between 11:30 a.m and 1:30 p.m and the Café du Flâneu's regular menu is available saturdays and sundays between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

To do nearby : Admire the view on top of mount Ham.

The Confiserie Bromont’s fine chocolates

Raspberry striped, lemon sweetness, cognac truffles, apple caramel, marzipan and coffee, yuzu mint, strawberry basil, creamy hazelnut, melting cherry, ginger peel, maple leaf… The fine chocolates of the Musée du Chocolat de la Confiserie Bromont are available in a vast variety of flavours, to delight your taste buds! Take advantage of your visit to explore the establishment’s museum section and learn more about the history of chocolate.

To do nearby: Hike or bike the trails of the Parc des Sommets de Bromont, try bouldering at Backbone or discover Bromont, montagne d’expériences.

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