8 gourmet Specialities of the Cafés de village

Updated on Apr 20, 2021

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!

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The Carrot Cake of Saveurs et Gourmandises

Imagine : be installed comfortably, with a view overlooking the shore of Lake Massawippi and the town of North Hatley, a café au lait and a piece of carrot cake in hand, the specialty of Saveurs et Gourmandises. This charming little café is located in one of the most picturesque regions and offers you many homemade sweet treats. A Must to add to your list of stops as you travel through the Townships

To do nearby : Take a walk in the forest at Scowen Park or take a horse ride at the Centre d'équitation Jacques Robidas.

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.

Belania d’Amour’s Smoothies

Belania d’Amour, a vegan restaurant in Orford, offers you smoothies and smoothie bowls that will brighten up your day. Your choices are endless when it comes to flavours: mango, raspberry, orange, banana, pineapple, blueberry, strawberry and many more concoctions, prepared with love by the two owners. A healthy culinary experience enjoyed inside a fine decor with a friendly ambiance. We say, “Yes!”

To do nearby: Explore the cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or fat bike trails of the Parc national du Mont-Orford, or ski down the slopes of the Mont-Orford ski hill.

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 Duck Confit Club Sandwich of the Café Bistro Les Trois Grâces

You’ll find in the heart of Eastman the warm and friendly Café Bistro Les Trois Grâces. The owners, Ève and Alex, will make you feel right at home. They also offer you their renowned specialty : Their Duck confit Club sandwich. The Café Bistro Les Trois Grâce is a true must if you’re passing through the magnificent tourist town of Eastman. There, you’ll taste local flavours and appreciate a true local experience. A true foodie paradise!

To do nearby : See a show at the Cabaret d'Eastman or relax at Spa Eastman.

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.

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.



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