Can't rate this place highly enough.
The food was fresh and delicious. Top notch breakfast sandwiches, poutine, and what an amazing hamburger.
We keep going back because the food is so cheap and good.
We arrived at this small diner, and instantly, patrons moved to accommodate our party of three at the bar. Menu is in French, and like much of Montreal, the staff will attempt to conduct business with you in French at first, but were glad to explain menu items in English.
All of the food was top notch and prepared on the griddle in front of us. Ingredients were fresh.
The bar seats about 5 people, and there are a few two-tops near the windows. On a weekend night, this place is packed with locals and lucky visitors 'in the know' about this underrated gem.
Make sure you look at both menus. They have a separate menu for breakfast and lunch.
You can get a small selection of beer on tap here.
The only bad thing about Patati Patata is that the food is so good, it makes you remember that life is fleeting, you are mortal, and that you cannot have your poutine and eat it, too.
But you can always order more. And at Patati Patata, the prices are so good, you -will- order more.
I wanted my $4 oeuf and fromage sandwich to last forever. I wanted the $3 hamburger to last forever. In fact, when we ordered the hamburgers, the waitstaff looked at us quite seriously and said, "are you -sure- you just want -one-?" We, not fully understanding the depth of culinary experience we were about to enjoy, replied "Non, merci, we just want one each,". We got our burgers to go and liberated them from their paper jackets as we walked down the sidewalk. The first thing any of us said was, "we should have listened to her and gotten more than one." But it sounded more like "umgn uh mrissena herrun gotten morrenwon," because we had our mouths unapologetically full of delicious burger.
The hamburgers aren't White Castle or Krystal small; more like a Five Guys small burger size. But still, get two. You'll thank me. But thank Patati Patata first by giving them your loonies in exchange for menu items.
Also, notice how I didn't say that the food was "good for the price," or "good for a dive bar/diner", but objectively good? Objectively good.
Subjectively good, too, but also objectively good.
Tofu burger also available.