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Olive & Gourmando

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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351 Saint-Paul West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A7, Canada
+1 514-350-1083
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Massachusetts
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Terrific food, friendly server. Met colleague to catch up after ten years and we stayed nearly three hours talking. No pressure to move on, great table and service. Love the atmosphere and decor. All the beautiful young people go here so one can also just sit alone and watch!

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Thank ophelia1953
Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is one of the best places for breakfast and brunch in case you work near Old Port. The menu has a list of delicious and healthy offering including vegan choice as well. Service is average. Be ready to wait for 15 -20 minutes to get a table at the brunch timings. The place is usually full with people and... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon this one snowy Montreal afternoon. It was warm and cozy inside and my salad was one of the best I have ever eaten. Service was not excellent, but nowhere in Montreal is it really.... Food choices and environment win for this special old Montreal spot.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came by chance and had a good brunch here. The food is delicious. The coffee smells good. But it was too crowded by tourists and locals so the service was too busy...

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Thank cahirclark
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bustling, popular restaurant, full of tourists and locals. Incredible food and great service! We enjoyed our afternoon lunch there both with the food and the people watching. Just beware, the line is almost always out the door for seating!

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Thank Elyse K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read about how wonderful the restaurant was and looked forward to having breakfast there during a recent visit to Montreal. It was not busy when we arrived just after opening on a weekday. We were seated at a 'wobbly' table and when we proceeded to order a 'regular' drip coffee we were told that the machine was broken... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I could rate this place a zero because I would. We walked in, a group of 6 people and were promptly greeted by a very ignorant man who refused to seat us because we were a group a 6. With many available 2 person tables and 4 person tables, we offered to split up and sit in any... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was cute the food was good but $30+ for breakfast with no alcohol is a bit much. Plus the place gets really busy so there is quite a wait

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in at 1pm for lunch and it was crowded. It took a minute to put our name in and we were told 20-30 minutes. As we weren't in a rush and saw lots of locals we waited. It seemed as if locals were given preference over tourists. On one hand I get this; the locals are their bread and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The line was 45 minutes long, and we got there 15 minutes after they opened (9:00). I got pastries while we waited for our table, and I'm glad since it took a while. Everything I wanted kept selling out before I got to the front of the line. The palmier was wonderful! The apple-chai-caramel brioche was good, but I could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 Saint-Paul West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-350-1083

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its centre, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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