Did you know that behind some of the restaurants, bars and cafés you might frequent in Quebec are well-known locals?
Indeed, despite their busy schedules, many stars dare to plunge into the sometimes perilous world of restaurants, by becoming owners or partners in Montreal establishments, such as restaurants, but also bars and cafes.
Here are 17 restaurants, bars, and cafés run by Quebec stars:
1-2. Ha and the Nhau bar (Francisco Randez)
Francisco Randez is the co-owner of Hà Restaurant in Old Montreal, as well as its hidden bar, Bar Nhâu.
3. Auberge St. Gabriel (Jay Laliberte)
The founder of Cirque du Soleil is one of the owners of the famous establishment in Old Montreal.
4-5. Miss Villeray And the supplier (Nicholas Canwell)
Nicola Canwell, who we saw recently runaway sequelHe is also co-owner of Miss Villeray and co-founder of Le Pourvoyeur, the popular gin bar.
6. in the horse (Patricia Paquin and Louis Francois Marcotte)
In September 2020, the couple opened Chez Cheval Café. The foundation, located in Saint Helier, has a mission to employ young people with autism.
7. Bravo Café (pirate heart)
After the acquisition of the previous record company, now renamed Bravo musique, Béatrice Martin, better known as Cœur de Pirate, opened a bright café on Saint-Laurent Boulevard. We can meet our caffeine needs there, but we can also buy albums and products derived from various Bravo artists.
8-9-10. manjiafukuThe Drinkery City KönigondThe Philemon Bar (Jeff Stenko from The Simple Plan)
Jeff Stinco’s adventure in the world of restaurants began with Mangiafoco, who is his co-owner. Since then, he has also been involved in many other establishments, bars and restaurants. Some have since closed, but others remain open, including Bar Philémon and Drinkerie Ste-Cunégonde.
11. Cursed Happiness Cafe (Martin Larroque)
While some offer flowers, Martin LaRocque and his wife celebrated 10 years of love by opening a café together. Maudit Bonheur is located in Montreal, in the heart of the Rosemont region.
12. Good living coffee (Marc Herveaux)
Since March 2022, the singer has fulfilled an old dream by opening Le café des bons vivants in Sainte-Adèle. Between his parties and other commitments, he’s around as often as possible!
13. Schwartz Daily (Celine Dion)
The place is internationally recognized thanks to its fame smoked meatbut also thanks to Céline Dion, who has been one of the co-owners since 2012.
14. smoking dog (Louis Morissette)
Louis Morissette is a contributor to the popular Plateau Mont-Royal restaurant.
15th. clover (Remy-Pierre Paquin)
Rémi-Pierre Paquin is a partner at Bistro Le Trèfle, which has two branches in Montreal and one in Quebec.
16. Marinelli Grocery (Alexander Despati)
The Olympic medalist and his friends and partners own Épicerie Marinelli, a charming café that sells many Italian products.
17. Ursa (Martha Wainwright)
In the spring of 2019, Martha Wainwright acquired a building in the Mile-End where Chef Danny St-Pierre’s La Petite Maison formerly located, to open Ursa there. The space is an intimate café and performance hall.
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