South Shore restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Rivière du Loup


The hippest cafe around serves great-value daily specials to a ska/indie/name-your-cool-music-genre-here soundtrack. It's the best place in town to meet locals or hang out over a coffee.
Top Choice Cafe in Rimouski

La Brûlerie d'Ici

This hip hangout with complimentary wi-fi offers Guatemalan and Ethiopian coffees and light bites from sandwiches to bagels to banana bread.
Cafe in Rimouski

Le Crêpe Chignon

This bright light on the Rimouski dining scene serves delicious savory and sweet crêpes. You can choose your own fillings or opt for favorites like 'C’est La Mienne,' filled with cranberries, apples, cinnamon and ch…
Cafe in St Jean Port Joli

Café Bonté Divine

This coffeehouse in the town center is a laid-back locale for sipping espressos and Americanos amid furnishings that include an antique stove and old trunks. The cafe roasts its own beans and serves scones, other pa…
Pastries in Rimouski

Pâtisseries & Gourmandises d'Olivier

Oh, how to choose? That's the dilemma you'll face as you peruse the picture-perfect pastries in this classic patisserie-cafe downtown. A croissant? An éclair? A plié au chocolat (a long, flaky chocolate-filled pastr…
Pub Food in Rivière du Loup


Feast on hearty pub grub, from pizzas to burgers to pastas, in this bistro du monde with 150 types of beer. Give the bison burger a whirl. It also serves substantial (and delicious) breakfasts and keeps your coffee …
Québécois in Rimouski

Les Complices

The kitchen at Les Complices demonstrates lots of dedication and love for the fish, produce and livestock of the South Shore and the Gaspé Peninsula. Salmon tartare, mussels and frites, poutine – this is delicious l…
Québécois in St Jean Port Joli

La Roche à Veillon

Renowned for huge portions of local classics such as pork ragout, cipâte (meat pie) and chiard (an Acadain beef stew), and for its adjacent theater with productions (in French only) from late June through August.
Fusion in Rivière du Loup


The name refers to the train that once stopped in Rivière du Loup, but it's also a good description of a menu featuring dishes that take inspiration from Europe, Asia, and right here in Québec. In this restored bung…
French in St Jean Port Joli

La Coureuse des Grèves

In this rustic old-school restaurant in a country cottage, the interior is all old-wood accents and the cuisine is French classics with some Québécois adaptations: fish soup, steak with wild mushrooms, ravioli stuff…