Anyone who knows me knows that I love coffee. It is my favourite beverage. Some people likely think I’m crazy when I tell them that I’d much rather drink a coffee than an alcoholic beverage. But, it’s true. Needless to say, when I travel, I’m in search of the best cup of coffee that I can find.
I wouldn’t say that Quebec City had a shortage of coffee shops, but the restaurant with a patio definitely reigned supreme. While there are a vast amount of chain coffee shops that you’ll find in any old place, Quebec City does seem to have a shortage of small, independent cafes. When Justin and I stumbled upon this small coffee shop called Les Cafés Du Soleil fairly close to our hotel, we had to stop in for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Les Cafés Du Soleil has no official website or Facebook page. It is pretty easy to miss as they just have one small sign in the window. It definitely seems like the kind of place that both locals and tourists adore if they know where to find it.
Once you’re inside Les Cafes du Soleil, you’ll discover a coffee-lovers paradise. Several different kinds of coffee beans line the walls behind the cash register, available for purchase or to drink in the shop. They serve drip coffee, espresso, lattes, cappuccinos, and even some freshly baked pastries to satisfy your sweet tooth. On the opposite wall, there is a huge variety of coffee brewing equipment and accessories, as well as teapots and mugs. I should also mention that there are over 30 different types of loose leaf teas for those who enjoy tea instead of coffee. There are several tables indoors, or you can sit at one of the few tables outside to enjoy the street views.
I ordered an Americano (espresso topped with hot water) and it was bold and delicious. You can get brewed coffee at just about any restaurant in Quebec City; however, I recommend heading to this coffee shop if you are serious about your caffeinated beverages, or if you’re looking to order some drinks without wanting to sit down for a full meal. It was definitely the best coffee that I had during our trip to Quebec City!
Les Cafes du Soleil
143, Rue Saint-Paul
Quebec City, QC
Hours: Weekdays 6:30am-5:00pm; Weekends 8:00am-5:00pm