The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on many businesses across the globe. In fact, companies in Montreal’s hospitality industry were the most affected, with many reputable restaurants announcing permanent closure.
With that said, here is a list of our favorite restaurants that sadly did not make it through the crisis.
1. Caffe Farina
The Italian café announced its closure at the start of September 2020 via Facebook. This café on Santa Henri was the go-to spot for fantastic brunches along with your favorite liquor.
2. 2 Pierrots
Sadly, the 2 Pierrots announced the closure of its doors after 46 years during the first week of November 2020. Their service has spanned over several generations and offered fond memories for many.
3. La Caverne
Eater Montreal announced the closure of the Russian restaurant La Caverne on October 27, 2020. At the time, the restaurant has been in service for 20 years.
4. Chez Yolande
Chez Yolande was one of the rare establishments in Montreal that could serve fantastic yet budget-friendly breakfasts for just under $10. Saint-Henri locals will undoubtedly miss its service.
5. La Pizzaiolle
La Pizzaiole will close its original location at the 1950s refurbished diner on Saint-Denis in the Plateau. However, it still has two other locations running in Old Montreal and the TMR.