So few places comfort quite like Patati Patata. This corner side staple charms with its condiment checklist, low hanging Tiffany lamps, and door chime as it invites a steady stream of grease-cravers. A refined casse-croute, open from breakfast to late night, the Quebec equivalent to an American diner but with poutine.
You won’t believe you snagged a spot in this intimate 14-seat setting. “For here or to go”, a bandana-clad cook will ask. Grab the prime front window seat for ultimate people watching or a stool at the bar. We’re here for the dark-crisp fries, veggie gravy and squeaky cheese. Patati uses peanut oil for their fries and the lightness in taste will have even meat lovers rejoice.
There is only one sized poutine, and a perfect one at that, topped with their signature, single, kalamata olive. For the same price ($ 6) upgrade to ‘Patatine’ with added red onion, green bell pepper and mushrooms. Veggies come uncooked but you can ask to grill them up. Wash it all down with a pitcher of beer or homemade iced tea.
Don’t resist a small priced burger (tofu, fish, or beef) and add cheese for an extra $0.65; worth the splurge. It comes on a slider bun with hummus, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle.