Cafe Pékoe in Saint-Roch

relax or meet friends at café pékoe in saint-roch!

Last Updated on October 14, 2022 by Pamela

Shiny metal containers sit on thick wood shelves hung with pipes behind a reclaimed wood counter at Café Pékoe in Saint-Roch. The café, which faces rue Saint-Joseph Est, is known for its tea selection, but it’s also one of my favourite places to go for chocolat chaud (even though it’s made with hot water instead of milk or cream).

I love the relaxed vibe at this café, with its vaulted ceiling, and the vintage pane-glass windows hanging on the wall above a row of picnic tables. There are shelves of plants, too. Oh, and the colourful teapots hanging in the far corner above shelves of teas for sale.

Café Pékoe is a place to meet up with friends or take a break from exploring the neighbourhood – it’s also a great spot for cracking open your laptop and doing a little work.

food + drink at café pékoe

Snacking and working from Café Pékoe in Saint-Roch, Quebec City
Chocolat chaud at Café Pékoe in Saint-Roch

Café Pékoe is known for its tea selection. You can order tea latté, glacé, soda, bubble, and frappé. There is, of course, coffee and my personal favourite beverage, chocolat chaud (hot chocolate).

A small glass case sits on the counter, filled with cookies, brownies, scones and the like – some of which are vegan. The food menu is written on craft paper and hangs on the wall behind the counter. They have bagels and soups, as well as gluten-free poké bowls and their version of banh mì sandwiches (if you are looking for traditional banh mì, you won’t find it here).

Personally, I’m a big fan of their scones, which are fluffy on the inside and not at all dry. Which is always a win in my books. The chocolat chaud is delicious here as well.

Beverages come in either small or large sizes and range in price from $2.99 to $6.25. Food, on the other hand, is $3.50 to $13.95.

go to café pékoe

where: 433 rue saint-joseph est • saint-roch • 418-522-4888 • cafepekoe.comopen: mon-fri 7h–21h, sat-sun 8h–21h

quebec city hotel recommendations

The hotels listed below are my current favourites. I have stayed in each of these properties and often recommend them to out-of-town friends and family. List this will change over time as I make my rounds through the various accommodations in Quebec City.

  • Château Frontenac – from the decorations to the overall luxurious vibe of the hotel, this is truly a magical place to sleep. The views of Old Québec and the Saint-Lawrence River help too. LGBTQIA2S+ safe space
  • Auberge Saint-Antoine – Located in Vieux-Port this luxury boutique hotel is close to the old city and offers rooms with insanely comfy beds and pretty views. LGBTQIA2S+ safe space
  • Hôtel Nomad – Located near Château Frontenac, this small boutique hotel has themed rooms, each one beautiful and luxurious in its own way.
  • Hôtel Manoir Victoria – Close to the action on rue Saint-Jean, this boutique hotel has a modern-contemporary vibe, as well as a pool and spa. A lovely base for a Christmas holiday.
  • Hôtel 71 – Across the street from Musée de la Civilization, Hôtel 71 is a beautiful boutique hotel with views of the Saint-Lawrence River and Old Québec. The rooms are spacious and the beds are quite cozy!
  • Monastère des Augustines – This former monastery is now an award-winning health and wellness retreat in the heart of Old Quebec. They also have a museum and a health-focused restaurant.
  • Château Frontenac – from the decorations to the overall luxurious vibe of the hotel, this is truly a magical place to sleep. The views of Old Québec and the Saint-Lawrence River help too. LGBTQIA2S+ safe space
  • Auberge Saint-Antoine – Located in Vieux-Port this luxury boutique hotel is close to the old city and offers rooms with insanely comfy beds and pretty views. LGBTQIA2S+ safe space
  • Hôtel Nomad – Located near Château Frontenac, this small boutique hotel has themed rooms, each one beautiful and luxurious in its own way.
  • Hôtel Manoir Victoria – Close to the action on rue Saint-Jean, this boutique hotel has a modern-contemporary vibe, as well as a pool and spa. A lovely base for a Christmas holiday.
  • Hôtel 71 – Across the street from Musée de la Civilization, Hôtel 71 is a beautiful boutique hotel with views of the Saint-Lawrence River and Old Québec. The rooms are spacious and the beds are quite cozy!
  • Monastère des Augustines – This former monastery is now an award-winning health and wellness retreat in the heart of Old Quebec. They also have a museum and a health-focused restaurant.