Founded in 1938 by Léonide Lussier, the restaurant was the setting of Yves Beauchemin's novel and film The Alley Cat (Le Matou), which was filmed on location. The business was purchased by new owners Jocelyne and Philippe Brunet in 2005, but largely remains unchanged. In addition to its trademark beans, the restaurant serves such traditional fare as tourtières, Pâté chinois, pouding chômeur, pea soup and spruce beer.
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- La Binerie Mont-Royal (in French)