Hidden among the myriad expensive French restaurants and steakhouses of Old Montréal sits this little gem serving traditional Polish cuisine at extremely affordable prices. It’s the real deal: on a recent visit we overheard servers speaking to each other in Polish. We highly recommend the golabki, cabbage leaves stuffed with pork and rice in a savory tomato sauce, and the pierogis, dumplings filled with meat, cheese and potato, or mushrooms and cabbage. There’s a variety of classic soups and game meats, including roast boar and duck—a nod to Poland’s history as a game hunting culture. Décor features brick and stone walls, colorful hanging lights, and a central seating area featuring pews from an old church and a number of refectory tables saved from a convent (smaller tables line the periphery). The place is a bargain—main courses are almost all in the C$15 range. A pianist even plays each night starting at 6pm.
200 rue St-Paul ouest (corner of rue St-Francois-Xavier)
Our Rating Neighborhood Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal) Hours Mon–Thurs 11:30am–10pm; Fri 11:30am–11pm; Sat noon–11pm; Sun noon–10pm Transportation Métro: Place d’Armes Phone 514/845-6611 Prices Main courses C$12–C$19 Cuisine Type Polish Web site Stash Café
Map200 rue St-Paul ouest Montreal
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