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“Good breakfast, reasonable price, busy!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buffet de l'Antiquaire

Buffet de l'Antiquaire
Ranked #38 of 1,427 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: American, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Madison, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good breakfast, reasonable price, busy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

I stopped here for breakfast with my family, wife, son (5yo), and daughter (2yo), on our way to the old city from Centre-ville. We were walking just hoping to find a place open serving something other than just pastries. As we approached, we noticed the number of people already there at 7am. There was still a table for 4 available, so we took the opportunity.

The restaurant has a bar and regular tables/booths. The bar looks out to a partially open kitchen (some of the kitchen was behind a wall). We sat at a booth.

Despite first appearances, the breakfast menu was not huge. It essentially had variations on the same offerings: egg, egg + meat, crepes, crepes + meat, french toast, french toast + meat, and the combinations of those (dejeuners vedettes).

The crepes were quite large and quite delicious. There were no "fruit" crepes much to my son's dismay. The crepes are also much thicker than most others, much more like pancakes.

The french toast was nothing special. In fact, the bread is essentially just inexpensive, bagged, sliced bread. I watched them bring up some from downstairs. I kind of wished I had gotten the crepes instead.

My wife and I ordered "Le Gourmet" which is a combination platter: crepe/french toast, meat, and 1 egg. You could get additional anything you wanted on the side. The kids just got french toast and eggs.

Overall, it was a decent breakfast and relatively inexpensive. Total tab came to be about $30 (like just about every breakfast, everywhere in Quebec City).

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego
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362 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“A good meal at a good price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

This restaurant if the best value in Quebec City. The lunch special includes a nice thick soup, the main meal with vegetables and potatoes, coffee and dessert. The food is good and it is a friendly place.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“One of the best meals (& best poutine) we had in Quebec City!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

Great "home made" food, good portions at a reasonable price. Nothing else has to be said! Don't miss this little gem.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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København
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194 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Nice brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This place is busteling with locals and tourists alike. Their brunch plates are hearty and the place is very cosy both on the outdoor tables and inside. There is nothing special about their food. Simple and good. We were lucky the first day to get a great waitress with lots of humour, the next day it was just the ordinary who also forgot to give us our sides.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Maria S
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Winter Springs, Florida
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Really wonderful breakfast and the fresh strawberry jam was just wonderful. Plenty of locals so you know it was good food and a good price.

Visited July 2013
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