Want to go to brunch in Montreal? There are places like Beauty's Restaurant, Junior, and Bloomfield that are perfect for it. Not only do these hotspots serve delicious food, but they have the right ambiance and the correct vibe for a chic mid-morning meal in the city. If you're one to prefer to eat out for your first meal of the deal, these restaurants and cafes won't do you wrong. You might even go back here even when it's not for brunch. Though truth be told, once you've had brunch in any of these places, you won't ever go back for anything else!
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Beauty's Restaurant, located in the Le Plateau-Mont-Royal district of Montreal, is a brunch mainstay. Ask any local and they'll tell you just how legendary this place is. It has been around since 1942, after all. Such longevity is proof enough that it's one of the best places to eat in Montreal. The restaurant's founder, Hymie Skolnick, was a culinary legend in the city and remains influential among chefs today. As for their food, Beauty Restaurant serves the perfect brunch food. Think bacon & eggs sandwiched between two slices of expertly baked bagels. Or fluffy pancakes served with well-cooked sausages. What's not to love?
MARCUS Restaurant + Lounge
Located in the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal
, you just know that the MARCUS Restaurant + Lounge is the perfect place for a mid-morning meal! Founded and run by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, you haven't lived until you've tasted his brunch menu! His Eggs Benedict, for instance, is one of the best out there. The way the yolk runs as you slice through it is simply irresistible. Then there's his lobster omelet too! Many would go so far as to say that it's the most delicious egg dish they've ever tasted. And if you had it yourself, you will also agree!
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This Outremont hotspot is perfect for a more exotic brunch in Montreal. Why? Because Bloomfield serves Middle Eastern cuisine, that's why! The staple bacon, eggs, and pancakes are good and all, but sometimes, you crave something new for brunch, right? And you couldn't have picked a better place! Instead of buttered toast, for example, why not go for avocado toast served with chimichurri, pomegranate, and sprouts? Or instead of Eggs Benedict, you can have some Turkish Eggs instead. Bloomfield pairs theirs with garlic labné, spiced oil, pomegranate, and pistachio. Doesn't that sound scrumptious? It's almost as if you're eating in Marrakesh
or Abu Dhabi!
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Not up for some Middle Eastern cuisine? Then perhaps you'd like to try Filipino food instead? After all, the breakfast food in the Philippines is incredible! And there's no better place to get it than in Junior, the hip diner on Notre-Dame St W. When you go here for brunch, order some longanissa
! It's a sweet sausage that's a popular delicacy in the Philippines. Paired with eggs and rice, you'll feel as if you're in the Southeast Asian country yourself. But if you prefer a sweet brunch in Montreal, you can't go wrong with coconut pancakes. It has all the tropical flavors you'd ever hope for in your mid-morning meal!
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You shouldn't overlook Foiegwa on the same street too! Locals would tell you that it's the best brunch place for when you want to cure a hangover. The food here will perk you back right up; as if the night before never happened! Who could stay groggy when biting into Croque madame with the juiciest slices of ham and Swiss cheese? Or a slice of Foiegwa ricotta and blueberry pancakes topped with maple cream? The only sad thing about the place is that anyone under the age of 18 isn't allowed in as per laws of the Régie des Alcools
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Le Café Bloom
Finally, there's Le Café Bloom on Centre Street. This place serves the three S's of brunch—sandwiches, salads, and sweets. For the first one, you can't go wrong with an old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich. Served with caramelized onion, there's no doubt that you'll perk up no matter how early in the day it is. For the second one, get a bowl of salade de chou
, or in English, coleslaw! It's a cool way to start your morning, isn't it? And for the third, a slice of banana bread with a hot cup of coffee does wonders for the mind, body, soul, and tummy!
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Want to have brunch in Montreal? No worries! The city has ample hotspots, each chicer and more delicious than the next, that can serve as the perfect place to enjoy a mid-morning meal. Even with your friends and family too!