Last Updated on January 9, 2023 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
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.com • open: mon-fri 7h–21h, sat-sun 8h–21h
quebec city hotel recommendations
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