20 Sep 2022

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Autumn Menus: An Old Montreal Gourmet Address Book

Autumn Menus: An Old Montreal Gourmet Address Book

Updated: September 20, 2022

When you talk about autumn, you talk about the return of comfort food, loaded plates, and intoxicating flavours. And of course, in the metropolis’ foodie destination par excellence, Old Montreal, you’ll have it all served to you on a silver platter.

Chez Delmo

What could be a more autumnal meal than a delicious tomato soup? Few things can match up to it, and you should definitely try Chez Delmo’s original recipe for it from 1938. Pair it with a comforting fish and chips Moosehead-style breaded cod served with fries, homemade mayonnaise and coleslaw, a delicious treat,

La Cave à Manger

When we need to warm up, we like to drop by here for their creamy seafood and bacon chowder, paired with a good glass of wine. A carnival of flavours in and of itself, this dish is well worth the detour. Combining surf and turf in the same dish? Sometimes two is better than one!


Meals in this historic neighbourhood gastronomic mainstay are always a feast. For the return of cooler days, we have picked out a few irresistible items from their menu for your consideration: their pan-fried oysters with spinach, French shallots, crumbled bacon, Pernod, and Mornay sauce. We also recommend their rib-eye steak of unsurpassed reputation, with a Monte-Carlo: a double baked potato loaded with sour cream, bacon, and chives. Just as good as it sounds!

Lighter Fare, Same Haute Cuisine

Olive et Gourmando

On nice days, we love coming to the unforgettable West St-Paul Street address, and stepping in line – it’s continuously busy here, but it’s always well worth the wait! Here, you will be treated to their autumn ricotta dish, bursting with chunks of squash, and all the freshness you would expect from their savoury and impeccably balanced dishes.

We are also enjoying their decadent apple cinnamon flavoured brioche bread.


At this beautiful St-Nicolas Street location, we’ve taken to ordering the “Harvest Salad”: romaine lettuce, mixed green vegetables, cherry tomatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, dried cranberries, grilled pecans, pumpkin seeds, goat cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette – the perfect crunchy combination to honor the richness of the season.

Desserts, Snacks, and Treats

49th Parallel

The autumn menu has arrived, and you can treat yourself to nine new flavours of doughnuts. Whether you go for pumpkin cheesecake or the apple pie doughnut, any of them will get your mouth watering. Furthermore, each one goes perfectly with their seasonal sea salt maple latte.

Café Dépôt

Apple, caramel, and pumpkin signal the arrival of fall to Café Dépôt. Come grab a foamy pumpkin cold brew and a caramel apple muffin at the Place d’Armes Café Dépôt. Take a seat across from the Notre-Dame de Montreal Basilica to enjoy these delicious autumnal flavours.

Ca Lem

To those die-hard fans who insist that ice cream should be on the menu all year round, you can find a wonderful chai flavour here at Ca Lem. It takes ice cream and autumn, and blends the best of both worlds into one nice dish.

Mlle Catherine

Find your way to Place Jacques-Cartier for some gourmet crêpes! And just so you know, the owners also sell their crêpe batter so you can make your own at home! If you aren’t able to eat in the store, Place Dauversière is a great space to chill and enjoy your crêpes when it’s nice out!


This is one of our favourite places for a good hot chocolate (made with real chocolate!). And it’s a staple accompaniment – or should we say tradition? – to go with an apple pie waffle pop. On the waffle, they put sliced apples, caramel, cinnamon, and whipped cream as the crown on top. It’s not often that we have room for supper after eating one of these, but sometimes it’s just the right call…!

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Photo 1 : LAPop

Photo 2 : Olive + Gourmando