The Canteen & Little C – Dartmouth
The Canteen on Portland is located in an 1,800 sq ft space once occupied by the Sun Sun Café – a family-run restaurant on Portland Street for more than 40 years. We worked with the team at By + Large Studio to design a relaxed, inviting and unpretentious environment that will feel like home for everyone. Our goal is to create a space that will accommodate large family gatherings, date nights and business lunches. Simply put – we want to create a home away from home for the community.
Little C is an expansion of The Canteen. After The Canteen moved to Portland Street, many customers commented: “We miss your take-out!” This is why when the space next door to The Canteen went up for sale, it was a no-brainer to open a space dedicated to serving take-out. Little C officially opened in June 2017, and it serves a simple menu of sandwiches, salads, soups and sweets – all perfect for enjoying in the small dining room or taking with you on the go!
Our menu is influenced by classic French, Italian and traditional Nova Scotian cuisine – with a little bit of Owner and Chef, Renée Lavallée’s magic thrown in.
At The Canteen and Little C, we believe that everyone deserves a well-crafted meal, made with love! This is why we serve meals that are made with the best quality local, seasonal ingredients. We strive to serve top quality meats that have been raised humanely and sustainably, and all of our meat, eggs and fish are carefully sourced by local Nova Scotian producers. Our breads are baked in-house on a daily basis, and we make our own pickles, sauces and slaws from scratch. We also serve a variety of our favorite Nova Scotian wines and craft beers!