The Bottom Line
- Big portions.
- Small price.
- Great selection.
- Staff are very friendly.
- Exceptionally cramped.
- Lineups are common.
- Location: 4177 St Laurent, corner of Rachel
- Get there: Mont-Royal Metro
- Phone: (514) 844-0216
Guide Review - Patati Patata: A Montreal Diner Review
Omelettes, crepes, hamburgers, stir-fried tofu and veggies, the menu is varied, the ingredients fresh, the toppings are generous and for $10, you could buy enough food to last a day. The staff make you feel at home, offering regular updates to patrons waiting for a seat with an almost doting quality to their attentiveness.
At my last visit, the wait time for a seat was reasonable, about 15 minutes and then it took another ten to be served. My friend opted for a vegetable omelette (the omelettes come with a side order of baked beans, home fries, fruit and toasted baguette) and I decided to go all out with a poutine and a large hot dog. Particularly renowned for serving one of Montreal's best poutines, Patati Patata's wine gravy version gives the dish a distinctive flavor that some may find overpowering.
In the end, I couldn't finish either dish, neither could my friend but what we did eat hit the spot.