The ambience at this lunchtime spot could best be described as frayed chic. Feeling a bit like you’re entering a 1920s speakeasy, you descend a flight of stairs into a basement with a labyrinth of pipes overhead, chipped exposed brick walls, and worn wooden floors. The bare-bones room is counterbalanced by pops of artistic bric-a-brac and black and white photography that ties it all together. The decor sets the scene nicely: These are arguably the best sandwiches in town. Everything is made from scratch, including the baguettes. Don’t miss the pork Milanese sandwich: thin pork cutlets breaded and fried to a crisp and served on a ciabatta bun with coleslaw and veggies. It sells out daily, so come early. There are also a variety of other meat and vegetarian options, plus hot and cold entrees.
445 rue St-Pierre (1 block south of rue Notre-Dame)
Our Rating Neighborhood Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal) Hours Mon–Fri 8am–5pm Transportation Métro: Square-Victoria/Place d’Armes Phone 514/849-0894 Prices Most sandwiches cost C$10. Cash only Cuisine Type Light Fare Web site Titanic
Map445 rue St-Pierre Montreal
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