Brunch Travel: Quebec City – Lapin Sauté

After a decadent dinner the night before at Le Pain Beni, one would expect a lighter fare planned for the following morning. Once we got out there into the cool May weather and started exploring Quebec’s Lower Town, we just couldn’t walk past Lapin Sauté without stopping in!

Lapin Saute's lovely exterior... don't you just want to stop in?
Lapin Saute’s lovely exterior… don’t you just want to stop in?

Rue du Petit-Champlain was just waking up when we arrived but the fiddle player and tourists were already out and about. Chris and I choose a shady spot on their colourful patio so we could enjoy the music and people watch.

patio lapin saute quebec city brunch
Shady Patio perfect for people watching

It didn’t take long for us to decide on our orders and we didn’t hold back. We started with a warm wake me up. This is probably the best decorated mocha I’ve every had.

Mochaccino Lapin Saute Quebec City Brunch
Their coffee comes in two sizes. Cup and BOWL. We decided could only handle the cup this morning!

Our meals came out quickly and were devoured on sight. Chris went with their Morning Sunrise Platter: Eggs Benedict topped with rabbit and an orange flavoured hollandaise sauce.

It's a pretty sexy eggs benny wouldn't you agree?
It’s a pretty sexy eggs benny wouldn’t you agree?

I went with the equally rich Casserole Au Gratin: Scrambled Eggs, Rabbit, Bacon, Onion Confit, Potatoes, Hollandaise Sauce and Cheddar. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. This was ridiculously good. What made this for me was the onion confit. I want onion confit on everything going forward. Can you make that happen?

casserole quebec city brunch lapin saute
Delicious and Flavourful morning casserole!

The only thing that could have made this dish better was for there to be MORE of it. Yes, I go a little crazy on the enthusiasm but this was a seriously good meal.

Someone was feeling spry this morning and decided climbing all sorts of walls was a good idea.  Photo Op!
Someone was feeling spry this morning and decided climbing all sorts of walls was a good idea. Photo Op!

IThe rest of the day we spent walking and exploring the city. the coolest structure for me would have to be the Citadel. Lots of open grassy areas for picnics or an afternoon nap.

Citadel Quebec City
Afternoon Nap on the Citadel

We took only a small break before we were out again at night.  This time with the Quebec City Ghost Tours learning about Quebec’s very bloody and spooky history. You walk all around the city and even go in and out of tunnels and back alleys:

City in the Dark with Quebec Ghost Tours
City in the Dark with Quebec Ghost Tours

Overall we loved our time in Quebec City and would highly recommend it for a weekend or day trip. It feels like a true getaway in an old European City.

Chris and the Chicken having a conversation
Chris and the Chicken having a conversation

‘Til next Brunch…

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