Every weekend that fateful question returns: where to get brunch. Look no further, here is a guide to our best addresses in Montréal. Tested and approved!
Ah the Mile End! Montreal’s bohemian and trendy neighborhood is full of delicious little brunch addresses. Recently, Butterblume has been the place we most frequently return to. Cozy and snug in a very beautiful, spacious and sunny room, you can sip a cup of coffee, savor a pastry, or enjoy one of the delicious homemade dishes on the menu. Our favorite? Cauliflower and Espelette chili pepper cake.
5836, boulevard Saint-Laurent
Brunch on weekends from 10am-4pm
The alternatives: there are plenty! We’d particularly recommend Arts Café, Lawrence, Larrys, Farine, La Petite Adresse, and Sparrow.
In this Persian restaurant on Laurier Street, you must order the feta omelette. Then you have to share different boranis – Iranian yogurts – mixed with spinach and garlic, for example, in which you’ll soak minced meat rolls with a refined aroma of herbs and onions or maybe even picojki, chicken and vegetable-filled pockets. The perfect change of scene.
1499, rue Laurier Est
Brunch from 9am Tuesday-Sunday, served until 2pm during the week and 4pm on weekends
The alternatives: to continue your trip through the Middle East, head to Rumi, Su, Barbounya, and Mirazu.
On weekends, there are always crowds in this bright and spacious restaurant in the Village. The brunch, served on Wednesdays (oh the joy of a mid-week brunch!) in a pretty, industrial decor-filled space, offers poached egg dishes that are notably hearty and very original. Probably the most filling in Montreal. The large sunny terrace open during the summer is also well worth the trip!
1310 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est
Brunch from 8:30am-2:30pm Thursday-Sunday
The alternatives: we’re also totally in love with the Benedictine eggs of Vieux-Vélo, a popular spot run by Montreal natives in the Petite-Patrie.
In the “super good, super generous portions” category of brunch restaurants, we present to you Régine. They provide plenty of options for those with gluten allergies and for vegetarians. For example,”Le Champi,” a signature dish on the menu, consists of two poached eggs laid on crusty bread, accompanied by Le Marimole cheese and creamy mushrooms with sage. Delightful and always filling!
1840 Rue Beaubien Est
Brunch during the week from 8am-3pm, and on the weekend from 9am-3pm
The alternative: in the same genre of places but a little more cozy, try L’Entre-Pots.
Vegetarian-friendly, this green restaurant on rue Saint-Vallier, in the heart of the Petite-Patrie, offers a healthy atmosphere and cuisine inspired by the California vibe. For example, take the Architect: two poached eggs on a nice slice of fresh sourdough bread, topped with a ripe avocado and tender-cooked leaves of greenery. It’s heaven!
6696, rue de Saint-Vallier
Brunch on Saturdays from 10am-2pm, and Sundays from 10am-3pm
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