1638 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Photo by Dominique Lafond
FoxyFor 20 years, Olive et Gourmando has been one of the city's favorite cafés, a popular place for pastries, sandwiches, and salads in the city's historic heart. Diners in search of a larger menu, or even dinner, however, have long been frustrated by the fact that Olive et Gourmando closes at 5 p.m. The 2015 opening of Foxy, from the same owners, in the newly trendy Griffintown neighborhood was thus highly anticipated. It turned out to be worth the wait. Foxy shares the same approach as its older sibling, focusing on fresh ingredients prepared simply so that their flavors shine, but here many of them are grilled over charcoal or roasted in the wood oven. Flatbreads topped with roasted or grilled vegetables and the grilled steak and fish dishes are must-orders. While Olive et Gourmando serves only breakfast and lunch, Foxy opens at 5:30 p.m. daily and serves dinner.