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Café Rococo Closes Today After 20 Years

Another classic Montreal restaurant bites the dust

Café Rococo

Sad news from longtime Hungarian restaurant Café Rococo. The downtown Montreal restaurant, open on Lincoln close to Concordia University since 1996, will close for good after today's dinner service. Owners Gyorgyi and Jozsef Pragai made the announcement on the restaurant's website.

It is with a heavy heart that we have to let you know that after 20 successful years in the business, we will close the door of Cafe Rococo for the last time on Thursday June 9th, 2016.

We would like to thank you, our customers, for your kindness, respect and loyalty. We know we will be missed by many of you and the feeling is mutual. We had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know many of you over the years. Since we opened in July of 1996 we've seen children grow up, get married and return with their extended family. Customers who have moved across the world come and visit us whenever they're in town. It's an incredible feeling when they come through the door with open arms as if they are family... and yes, in a way they are family.

Our own children who have worked with us in the beginning have great memories and they often tell their children stories about the "old days" at Rococo.

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to say thank you! Thank you for the good years and great memories!

Should we decide to continue the business at a different location, we will let you know.

Gyorgyi and Joe

The departure of Rococo will leave a void for fans of Hungarian food in the city. There are few restaurants left in Montreal that serve the likes of goulash, lecso and debreceni, chicken paprikash, schnitzel, cabbage rolls, and more. Nostalgia fiends can take solace at these 30 restaurants, however.

Café Rococo

1650 Lincoln, Montréal, QC

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