Beaufort keeps some Scandinavian flavour

The Beaufort Café in Petite-Patrie offers cheap grignotines, comfort food and hints of Ellefsen’s Scandinavian-inspired menu.

Beaufort Café

Since Petite-Patrie staple Ellefsen closed its doors this September, Montreal’s Scandinavian food options have been scarce. Recently reopened as Beaufort Café in the same location (414 St-Zotique E.), the resto’s retained Ellefsen’s pale minimalism and work-friendly vibe, as well as hints of the old menu.

The Beaufort keeps the Norwegian meatballs, gravlax, blinis and Nordic-inspired poutines, but it’s ditched some of Ellefsen’s fancier tasting platters in favour of a pretty boss breakfast menu, snack foods for the laptop crowd and a few comfort food classics like rarebits and solid meat and veggie burgers.

They’ve also ratcheted down their price point across the board, clearly responding to the changing demographic of Little Italy (or New Mile End, as it might as well be called), where students and creative types who work from cafés are increasingly the norm. The ‘hood will be glad to have this as a go-to. 

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