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Chez Temporel

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croissants • croque monsieur • pizza • baguette

25
Rue Couillard, Quebec City G1R 3T4, CA
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  • Photo of GeezLouise29790
    3 months ago
    We just wanted a small dinner after having a late lunch. Love that this place is away from the tourist area! Delicious pizza and salad, with house wine. Just right for us tonight! Friendly service, quiet music, great atmosphere!
  • Photo of Pam C
    3 months ago
    We visited this restaurant a year ago and enjoyed it so much that we came back again with friends this time. It has the same cute Ambiance but the menu has changed a bit. We missed the egg breakfast sandwiches that they used to have and the almond croissants that were to die for. However we still really enjoyed our breakfast and would definitely go back again.
  • Photo of cpgrant
    3 months ago
    On one of our first trips to Quebec City many years ago we talked with a local Quebecois asking him about places we should not miss during our visit and places the locals go to for authentic Canadien food. He sent us over to Chez Temporel, a little hole in the wall restaurant down a side street off from the busy shops and restaurants on St. Jean Street. He suggested the coq monsieur was the best in Quebec and my wife and I agree. We make sure to visit this place at least once each time we are in Quebec. The place is small but the owner and wait staff are friendly and welcoming. The pace is slow and leisurely. Hit it right and you can get a seat by the open window overlooking the small street. We arrange to pick up a dozen of their croissants on the day of our departure to bring back to family and friends in the US. Some of the best in Quebec where you can find many places to dine on this french bread.
  • Photo of MarmeladeGypsy
    3 months ago
    Chez Temporal is a charming bistro on a side street in Quebec City that you are not likely to stumble onto unless you are looking for it. We discovered it upon the recommendation of our B&B host. At 5:30 p.m., we were the only customers -- perhaps it was too early. And perhaps we were too hungry to be fully satiated by the menu. My Quiche Lorraine was delicious, as was the accompanying salad. No arguments there. My companion's sandwich was good too. But while mine would have held me, he was hungry an hour later. It might be better for lunch than dinner or dinner after traveling. That said, our server was charming, the restaurant was very nice and the quality of the food we had very good. I would return -- at lunch.
  • Photo of RamblinRoseNC
    3 months ago
    I haQud fantastic onion soup here. For me great onion soup has rich broth and lots of onion. I don't need toast with 1/2" of cheese on top! This fit the bill. Also enjoyed a very fresh salad. My friend loved the quiche! Lovely spot away from the busy crowds!
  • Photo of Sylvie F
    3 months ago
    We found that nice bistro in a quiet street in Old Quebec city. The menu was just varied enough to be convenient for us. The food was fresh and delicious and the service was efficient and made with a smile. We were very happy about our choice!
  • Photo of SamLLev
    4 months ago
    We ate dinner in this lovely little restaurant. Our server was quite charming, both in French and English. I ordered the house pizza and ate every bit of it. The duck on the pizza was wonderful. My wife had the gazpacho (served cold of course) and followed with a salad, with liberal duck included. The iced tea (with just a touch of lemonade) absolutely hit the spot.
  • Photo of Paul v
    4 months ago
    Nice and quit place to eat off the beaten path. Good atmosphere. Very friendly staff. Simple menu, but very nicely cooked.
  • Photo of Lujzaqc
    5 months ago
    We recently visitée QC City and ended up at Chez Temporel on rue Couillard. It was not crowded due to major road repairs nearby. We had a wonderful dinner including a Mimosa salad and croque-monsieur. The French baguette is great and do not miss the cafe au lait bowl. Say hello to the cat living in the house across the street! We highly recommend and we will likely return. We love the beauty of old mansions in the Vieux Quebec. Highly recommended and not expensive. And the staff were delightful.
  • Photo of Gail P
    6 months ago
    Chez Temporel is only a block off of one of the main streets in Quebec City, but this is far enough to keep it away from the tourist crush. My husband and I had one wonderful dinner there, and then my husband, who stayed longer in Quebec City on business after I returned home, had 2 additional dinners there, he liked it so much! We especially liked the pizza, the quiche, and the grilled chevre salad - oh, and let's not forget the maple pie! Good thing we were walking 6 miles a day to see the sights! Service was warm and friendly, and the value is excellent.
  • Photo of Marjorie C
    6 months ago
    We loved this place. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was lovely and not expensive.
  • Photo of Phyllis S
    6 months ago
    A very charming environment adds exceptional value to this tiny, inviting restaurant with an upstairs for those busy times, leather lounge chair area included. Many choices from salads to meat pie abound--cheerful staff enhance our fun meal.
  • Photo of DeSoto1956
    6 months ago
    Located on a small side street. Pleasant small restaurant with great food and beer. I love small nice friendly places like this!
  • Photo of Victoria B
    6 months ago
    This place is off the beaten path, but not far from the tourist trap restaurants. Had croque monsuir and cappuccino, both good lunch options at reasonable prices. Sugar pie was amazing as well!
  • Photo of Niwotois
    7 months ago
    At the bottom of very busy Rue Saint-Jean, the street turns into Rue Couillard. Another half block down is Chez Temporel. For a quick, but delicious, meal it can't be beat. It can be very busy at the lunch crunch, but slightly before or later (and particularly in the evening), it isn't nearly as crowded. For dinner my wife and I shared a bowl of French onion soup, a baguette with asparagus and cheese, a baguette with sausage, onion and cheese, a slice of carrot cake, a slice of chocolate cake (both very generous at the end of the day) a four glasses of house wine. All very fresh, perfectly prepared and at a very reasonable price. The interior is nothing exciting and the tables are close together. This is not intimate dining but rather a busy, fun place in business very successfully for over 40 years. The experience certainly was not harmed by the fact that we had the cutest, most charming waitperson in almost a week in Quebec. A great choice for a cheap meal!
  • Photo of michelbellhelico
    7 months ago
    Great food at low price. If you like history, it is an area to explore. If you are also interested in Louise Penny's book "Bury your Dead" than it is a compulsory visit. Arrive early as it is popular with local and with visitors.
  • Photo of OccasionalTraveler51
    We really like this little place, off the regular tourist paths. Friendly staff, with good food at very reasonable prices.
  • Photo of DaraVeillette99
    8 months ago
    Today was my very first visit. The place is so adorable and the atmosphere ressembles that of a home. We had rented the entire second floor for our group and the waitress that was serving all of us at once was very efficient and helpful. I'm a croissant maniac and the one I had there was one of the best ones I've had in Québec. It was a little warm and flaky. The hot chocolate was very good - rich and sweet! The portions though were small and the prices a little high for the plate sizes but, overall, it was a very pleasant experience!
  • Photo of Anna A
    a year ago
    This is cozy cafe is a bit aside from noisy streets and this is good. It's not too big, however has 2 floors. People that work there make you feel like you are at home (at least at winter when the cafe is not full). Very friendly and always willing to help. Prices are good. Not chip, however not as expencive as in other central places. Onion soup is very good (as my friends said, however you there is another place where thay do it better, but that cafe wasn't so cozy, so we prefer Temporel), coffee and chocolate is also, chilli - yes:))) It definitely you should try marple pie! I will download images with prices also. You should visit this place! Btw this cafe is already 43 years old!
  • Photo of habscody
    a year ago
    Staff were kind and thoughtful, the monseiur was lackluster and stale but their croissants were amazing. If you dont like small servings dont get a cup of hot chocolate get the bowl.

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