While many travelers solely stick around Québec’s old city, I ventured to the Saint-Josephs area and boy was I pleasantly surprised. The street is comprised of trendy restaurants, fashionable boutiques, hair salons and underground music venues.
I stopped for lunch at Le Cercle, a local favorite among the neighorhood’s countless restaurants located at 228 and 226 ½, St-Joseph Est. I ordered a side salad to start and chose the Risotto dish as my main course. Between those and the complimentary bread that was enough.
Besides the delicious cuisine, the decor is really creative. There are real tomato plants growing in old Heinz Tomato Ketchup metal containers. The waiters, at least the ones I encountered were also dressed very hipster and the vibe was laid-back.