Coffee at Café Saint-Henri in Saint-Roch

Cafe Saint-Henri in Saint Roch, Quebec City

Last Updated on February 21, 2021 by Pamela

Coffee Shop

Café Saint-Henri

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Light streams through the floor to ceiling windows, the air smells of perfectly roasted coffee and freshly baked artisanal doughnuts: white walls and blonde wood counters and tables, and a clean and linear design add to Café Saint-Henri’s light refreshing vibe.

Located on rue St-Joseph Est, in Saint-Roch, Quebec City, Café Saint-Henri mico-torréfacteur is already a favourite among Quebec locals.

Coffee. Chocolat Chaud. Artisanal Donuts. Twice-baked Croissants. Free wifi. 

It is hard not to fall in love.

A café company from Montreal, Café Saint-Henri is a lovely addition to Saint-Roch. And to the city of Québec.

The owner, Jean-François Leduc, takes coffee very seriously. We would not be surprised if he has coffee running through his veins instead of blood!

At Café Saint-Henri, Leduc has chosen to utilise the Third Wave coffee movement.

Treated similar to that of fine wine, Third Wave coffee beans are carefully planted, selected, and roasted to perfection with emphasis placed on flavour and aroma.

Think of Third Wave coffee as “micro-roasted coffee“. Yes, we made that term up, but in essence, the Third Wave coffee movement is very similar to microbrew/craft beer – small batch coffee that is carefully and lovingly produced.

In a nutshell, coffee at Café Saint-Henri is serious business.

As much as we enjoy working at the Urban Guide Quebec headquarters, we also love roaming around Quebec City and working from the various cafés our city has to offer. And, as you may have guessed, Café Saint-Henri is one of our favourite choices.

The café opens early and closes late. The staff are friendly. The coffee and hot chocolate (chocolat chaud) are divine. The croissants and Sumo artisanal donuts make our hips grow with every sumptuous bite.


849 Rue Saint-Joseph Est



Café Saint-Henri is a short walk from Gare du Palais train station. You can also take bus 1, 18, 800 to stop #1025 St-Dominique.


Mon–Fri 7am–9pm, Sat–Sun 8am–7pm


Coffee under $5 CAD
Pastries, salad and sandwiches under $15 CAD


FREE! Password is posted near the cash register.

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Hello, I'm Pamela! I'm a travel and food writer, chocolat chaud addict, an anglophone who prefers life in Quebec. When I'm not working on Urban Guide Quebec, I am writing for Quebec City Tourism, updating guidebooks for Michelin, and writing freelance! There's a good chance I'm planning my next Quebec road trip, got tips?


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