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Located in the heart of the plen-old quebec 5 minutes walk from the Château Frontenac, in front of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Québec and at the corner of Rue du Trésor and Buade, Café Buade invites you to experience Québec culture.

Filled with charm, history and tasty delights, Café Buade is the oldest restaurant in Québec City and a tradition of excellence since 1919.

It offers: burgers, pasta, fish, grilled meats, not forgetting its famous prime rib. You'll love to come with friends or family for breakfast from 7:00, lunch or dinner for its delicious table d'hote.

A little history

Café Buade is located in the heart of the Old Quebec, in a building that dates back to 1860. The original stone walls can be seen from the second floor dining room. In 1919, 31 rue de Buade becomes a café and restaurant for the very first time. A man named Franck Cladis set it up and called it the « New world café ».

In the early 60’s, New World Café adopts a french name and becomes « Café Buade » in honor of Governor Frontenac whose name was Louis de Buade. Throughout the years, Café Buade has been the choice of thousands of clients. The restaurant offers a family dining experience and its reputation is enviable.

Louis de Buade is well known in Quebec history, mainly for defending the colony against British and Iroquois attacks. In January 1690, he organized three war parties to destroy the British installations at the border. However, instead of concentrating the attack on Albany as was demanded by most, he sent his troops on 3 small installations, all distanced one from another: Schenectady in the state of New York, Salmon Falls on the coast of Maine, and Fort Loyal in the Casco bay.

The oldest restaurant in Quebec City is now a reference in family dining!

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