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Old Montreal’s Charming Le Petit Dep Opens a New Café

The very pretty Old Montreal icon has embarked on its first-expansion in Montreal proper.

Positively charming Old Montreal café, dépanneur-and-more Le Petit Dep has expanded.

The dep isn’t going far from its home base on St-Paul Street: The new location is just a few blocks away on St-Sulpice Street right across from the Notre-Dame Basilica.

Le Petit Dep’s new location is taking the “if it ain’t broke” approach with the new location — like the original (at least since its 2015 make-over into a chic, “high-end convenience store”), it’ll serve 49th Parallel coffee, pastries from Hochelaga bakery Arhoma, sandwiches, ice cream, and ready-to-eat options like salads. In tune with the “dep” part of its name, it also sells beer (with a focus on smaller Quebec producers) and other gourmet products.

As with the original, the new location also utilized designer Thomas Csano for more of the refined vintage atmosphere that he’s known for (see: bar Darling, Confetti Glaces & Café) — the new Petit Dep also has an eye-catching aqua storefront, complete with flower boxes and hand-painted lettering, making it just as photogenic as the first.

It’s Le Petit Dep’s first expansion within Montreal — the store also has one location in a less-aesthetically-exciting locale, Carrefour Laval.

STATUS — Le Petit Dep is open at 461 St-Sulpice from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday to Sunday.

Le Petit Dep (St-Sulpice)

461 Rue Saint-Sulpice, Montreal, QC H2Y 2V8 Visit Website

Le Petit Dep

461 Rue Saint-Sulpice, Ville-Marie, QC H2Y 2V8 (579) 795-0542 Visit Website