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Feb 4, 2009 02:50 PM

Buns: The burger joint!

Being back in Montreal for the last month has been a real eye opener after having been away a few decades. More so in regards to food as I am a working Chef. Right now, I'm living downtown while I house hunt. I am a bit of a burger fan, soooooo I searched the board and found out where to go.
For my own taste, Buns on St Catherines makes the best, bang for your buck burger. I also like their grilled potatos.
It took a comerece major to come up with the following menu:

Burger $4
Double Burger $6
Grilled Potatos $2
Soft Drinks $1

That's it folks....and they have their buns made for them.

Now this all might just sound like a commercial for them. But in two other threads about burgers they are prominantly mentioned. So I thought that I would start this thread to tell everyone that they are planning on opening a second location on the Main (St Laurent to the unintiated)

Enjoy! And thanks for letting me ramble on!

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  1. on the main, but what "height" ? (à quelle hauteur) ?

    1. Don't tell me it'll be the doomed local of the former Taco Bull.

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        1. re: mainsqueeze

          I thought there was sandwich place there now, or is that next door? anyway, close to des Pins does sound like that location.

          1. re: Shattered

            Hmmm, I haven't walked past there in a while so I'm not sure. Maybe you are right.

            1. re: Shattered

              Yeah, there's a sandwich place called Bocadillos in the old
              Taco Bull, but right next door Terraza (ice cream, if I recall) has gone under.
              But I'm being nitpicky... anyway, prime spot that would be perfect for a small operation.

              The Internet Cafe (that was the name) just a few doors up, opposite Guilbault from the Second Cup has gone under -must've been just in the last week or two, unless I somehow didn't notice before. I guess no surprise given the competition and the economy, but it looks damned unsightly with the newspaper from street to roof level on 2 sides, and will be a large tough spot to fill.
              There will be many more closures coming, unfortunately....

          2. It will be between Duluth and Rachel I have heard.

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            1. re: bigfellow

              ack that's terrible news for Patati Patata. :(
              Maybe they are taking the spot where Le Bisou is now? Or one of the weird places on the west side?
              Hrm, we'll see.

              1. re: bopuc

                It will take over the Terraza (spelling?) space, from what I gather.

                1. re: bopuc

                  i dont think itll hurt patati at all
                  their burgers are way better and their prices are cheaper and they have a more diverse menu and do breakfast and have beer

                  1. re: bopuc

                    Why would they take Bisou's spot? That place does very well. The only reason I could think is that Bisou wants a bigger space.
                    Do you know something I don't?

                    Agreed that it won't hurt Patati, that place has a hardcore following. It's like saying that rotisserie place between Patati and Bisou hurt Romados when they opened a couple years back.

                    1. re: Shattered

                      They definitely will not hurt Patati, Bun's roasted potatoes are , imo, a breakfast accompaniment, and nothing to rave about; I do like their burgers and the special buns they use but when I'm in the mood to have a burger with the works, it's french fries I want alongside the burger, I'll head somewhere else than Bun's.
                      I still grab the occasional burger at Bun's for lunch, since I don't indulge my love of french fries all the time, too many calories, lol....

                2. The new location is open now. I haven't tried the one on St. Catherine's, but I think this one is good. You can never have too many cheap eats places in the neighborhood! $5 for a burger (with free cheese!) and a drink. Can't go wrong really.

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                  1. re: afoodyear

                    Rereading through the thread, they're on St. Laurent, figuring above Pine and below Rachel. Can you specify where?

                    1. re: porker

                      It's in the old Terazza (sp?) location, right next to Bocadillo & Co. at 3673 St. Laurent.

                    2. re: afoodyear

                      The burgers are only $4 at the St Catherine location, including the cheese. Unless it's changed since last week.

                      1. re: bigfellow

                        Ah, yes. Same prices. I meant $4 for the burger + $1 for the drink = $5 :)

                    3. BUNS
                      The address is
                      3673 St Laurent, Montreal, QC
                      between des pins and prince arthur

                      It's the old spot of FATOUCH restaurant.

                      your are welcome........;)