Maison Smith Café
The elegant stone building that houses Maison Smith Cafe fits in seamlessly with its surroundings—it's in Quebec's historic district, and a few steps from the Church or Our Lady of Victories (the city's oldest church, which dates back to 1688). The interior is light-filled, with welcoming chalkboard menus and ample seating room both inside and out. Wherever possible, the cafe uses local ingredients in their cakes and baked goods. Maison Smith is known for its hot chocolate and specialty coffees, which are all served in mason jar mugs. There's also a range of sandwiches and free Wi-Fi, for those looking to get some work done. In the summer, there are often long lines for the ice cream and gelato, which includes unusual flavors like almond brittle and brambleberry crisp.