— Pasquale Harrison (@PasqualeHJ) July 13, 2015
Excerpted from the English translation Northeastern Lunch sign reveals storied past of Montreal wartime diner
Leonard Cohen himself reached out to Radio-Canada to share his memories of the Northeastern Lunch. He said he spent time there in his teens.
“It was a restaurant, not exactly flourishing, but definitely functional. It was a good spot. Well-lit,” he wrote in an email.