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Un-crowded weekday lunch in Mile-End/ Plateau

stak May 28, 2012 05:32 PM

Looking for a spot for lunch for 3 ladies, 2 of whom have infants...so we'd prefer some place that is not too crowded so we can have the time & space to breastfeeding if necessary, and may need room to stow car seats or strollers somewhere. I have learned from experience that booth seating can be difficult for breastfeeding!I am fairly familiar with many rests in the area (parc & Villeneuve) but don't often do weekday lunches so would appreciate advice from any hounds who lunch in the area. It doesn't have to be the greatest food ever, and should not be too fancy or expensive, but decent food would be nice. I love Aux Vivres but it seems very busy at lunch. I was at Nouveau Palais once, expected it to be packed, but it wasn't. Is that normal? Also considering Taqueria Mex, Burger deVille, B & M, Lafayette.
Any feedback on these, or other suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. kpzoo May 28, 2012 05:46 PM

    Decent food, good lunch offerings, inexpensive, quiet, not too cramped, crowded or fancy... I think Caraibe Delight on Parc near Villeneuve could fit the bill. I've tried the chick-pea potato roti and the curry chicken - both delicious. The optional pumpkin purée is worth the extra $1.50-2. Peanut punch is yummy. Friendly service.

    816, ave. du Parc (corner Villeneuve)


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    1. re: kpzoo
      stak May 28, 2012 06:01 PM

      Oh, I love that place! Don't know why I didn't think of it. Thanks for the reminder. My companions may not be adventurous enough, but it IS convenient to Cocoa Locale for dessert...

      1. re: stak
        catroast May 28, 2012 09:54 PM

        Caraibe delight has terrible ambiance - while I love the place, I only do takeout. Any of the other places you mentioned would be much better for a casual lunch - except Taqueria Mex which is dog food.

        1. re: catroast
          sweettoothMTL May 29, 2012 06:00 AM

          Your experience at Nouveau Palais was normal, it's not packed at lunch during the week. May be a little cramped for 3 mothers, since it's only booths, but you've been so you can decide.

          1. re: catroast
            unlaced May 29, 2012 07:27 AM

            wow, that is a litte harsh re Taqueria Mex! I quite like the place - the food is definitely not dog food, in fact if anything, over the past 18 months that I have been going there, some of the dishes have improved!

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        finefoodie55 May 29, 2012 06:36 AM

        Soy on St Laurent is quite good for Lunch.

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        1. re: finefoodie55
          sweettoothMTL May 29, 2012 11:59 AM

          Oh, I second that, great food. But it is packed between 12-1, so come in before noon or call and reserve (not sure if they do that).

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