Other than puppies and the perfect winged-tip liner, we can’t think of anything we love more than brunch. It makes it socially acceptable to drink champagne at 11 a.m., and that alone is reason to celebrate. With brunch having been (un)officially dubbed the chicest of all meals, our biggest problem is figuring out where to go. That’s why we undertook the tough job of diving into the brunch scene headfirst, and created this list of the restaurants that serve the best brunch in Montreal. But that’s not all. We also came up with a list of the best brunch from coast to coast (click here), so grab a fork and start brunching!
Find it: 1840 Rue Beaubien E, reginecafe.ca
Open since: 2013
The rundown: Based on an imaginary persona—an aunt who never lets you leave with an empty stomach—this colourful café doesn’t disappoint with savory creations and wall-to-wall pastries.
What to order: Champi, with poached eggs, Le Sorcier cheese, mushrooms and sage on rustic bread
Find it: 25 Ave. Fairmont W, faberge514.com
Open since: 2010
The rundown: In Montreal’s mile end, this warm and cozy spot serves up all day breakfast.
What to order: Poutine Matinale, a morning take on poutine, with caramelized onions, a poached egg and hollandaise instead of gravy
Find it: 922 Ave. du Mont-Royal E, restaurantlavenue.ca
Open since: 1995
The rundown: The throwback décor is ’90s grunge to the core—graffiti wall and black light murals included.
What to order: Chorizo II, two eggs loaded with chorizo, onions and red pepper and topped with spicy hollandaise
Find it: 5322 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, sparrow-lemoineau.com
Open since: 2009
The rundown: The vintage aesthetic is just begging to be shared on social, while the brunch menu is just as alluring with a wide selection ranging from yogurt & granola to breakfast banh-mi.
What to order: Turkish breakfast plate with all the fixings, including feta, olives, soft boiled eggs, walnuts and sour cherry jam