There's no better way to start off your day than going out for a delicious brunch, but what's even better is enjoying your breakfast in an awesome environment.
Montreal is filled with great restaurant spots with amazing ambiance, ready for you to indulge with all 5 senses.
This cute and funky lounge located in the Mile End, has every thing a Montrealer is looking for in a restaurant. The cool “hipster” vibe fills up the room with fun deco and murals, along with the spunky staff and totally rad meals and drinks – this is the best brunch spot to go to if you’re looking to get a feel of what the plateau is all about.
This small 80’s style brunch spot has that rustic feel and hipster vibe perfect for a spontaneous cute morning breakfast on the Plateau. You’re given a taste of 2016 and 1980 all at once with the cool “old bicycle” theme – just like your typical Plateau resident; you’ll probably want to make your way there on your vintage bike.
3. Restaurant L’Avenue
Known best because of its coverage on “You Gotta Eat Here”, not only will your taste buds not be disappointed, your eyes won’t be either. This cool 90’s retro “3D” restaurant has all your senses stimulated at once. From the colorful graffiti art on the walls to the glow-in-the-dark black light murals in the bathroom, this wicked ambiance will keep you there for hours. Did I mention all their pictures their website can be seen in 3D?
4. Régine Café
This French style café is beautifully decorated with a vintage burlesque-chic look and fine breakfast cuisine. This elegant restaurant takes you on a trip to Paris without the cost of a trip to a fancy Parisian café. Tante Régine makes sure you won’t leave there without being full and satisfied. It is definitely a must-go, and trip advisor also thinks so!
5. L’Gros Luxe
150 Rue Bernard O, multiple locations
Three words: Vegetarian comfort food. This antique vintage style restaurant welcomes you with their greasy vegetarian dishes for breakfast lunch and dinner. Decorated with cool portraits of our ancestors and antique pieces, this place is the perfect vintage vibe for a rainy Sunday morning with friends.
6. Café Orange
Welcome to NDG! This place is in the heart of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce on Décarie. You are immediately welcomed with the NDG vibe as you walk in to see a wall filled with framed photographs of the city. From pictures of STM buses, to the Villa-Maria metro station and the famous orange construction cone; you will notice pops of orange a little everywhere, as for the rest of the décor, it’s a warm “cement grey” — the comic relief, poking fun at our infamous never-ending construction in Montreal. Not to mention the dishes are delish!
7. Buck 15
This cute café has everything from a friendly staff to great food and drinks. It’s the perfect place to hangout and enjoy a nice light breakfast with a fabulously crafted coffee. Known for their epic toasts, you get to enjoy it in a wonderful little space beautifully decorated with a gorgeous mural, white marble counters and light brown wood furnishing and obviously – plants. It has every element of a cute café with a touch of funk. Not only will you love the ambiance of this place; it’s so cute you won’t leave without a great Instagram post.
8. Restaurant Santa Barbara
This cool brunch spot has a variety of yummy vegetarian dishes and is carnivore friendly! The awesome space has brick walls with a wicked mural of the “Santa Barbara” with a splash of teal on the walls which gives it a cool latino vibe, with a bit of a modern-hipster and cozy feel to it. Everything that is great combined together ready to deliver an awesome experience for you and your friends!
9. Bistro Le Passé Composé
This super cool brunch spot is the best place to go to for some fine breakfast cuisine accompanied by a modern bistro vibe. Your taste buds will be happy and so will your eyes – beautifully crafted plates, perfect for the foodies of Instagram! It has the coolest ambiance with a beautiful terrace surrounded by trees, it’s a beautiful spot that combines urban deco and nature to make this place it’s own.
10. The Sparrow
This cool restaurant has a vintage style with exposed brick walls and wooden chairs, giving it an old bar look to it. You get to enjoy the cool rustic atmosphere all while enjoying a fantastic breakfast! Located in the plateau like most restaurants with amazing ambiance, you won’t want to miss out on this one!
This awesome French style diner located in St-Henri has people talking and it definitely does not disappoint. Foiegwa’s charm lies in the white ceramic ceiling walls filled with framed portrait caricatures. This cool place delivers fine French cuisine in an upscale diner setting – unlike anything else in Montreal; you get the best of both worlds!
12. La Bête à Pain
Oh, Carbs… Our favourite friend. La Bête à Pain, in the heart of Griffintown is here and ready to deliver. This adorable bakery has the best artisanal bread and many more delicious brunch dishes to choose from. You’re immediately drawn to the gorgeous flower pattern blue and white tiles lacing the main counter, as well as the cool combination of old wooden cabinets and doors covering the wall, really making the space pop! The cute modern yet edgy vintage feel of the bakery really sets the ambiance for a wonderful morning brunch.
This charming restaurant is the City’s first Jewish self-described “Nosh Bar” is unlike anything else in Montreal. The eastern European restaurant serves classic Jewish dishes for brunch, and it is to die for. You feel the traditional Jewish ambiance with a mix of a cool San Francisco diner vibe with the white tiles and green wall fixtures and palm tree wallpaper in the bathroom. Its beauty and charm makes it the perfect spot for a morning brunch with a cool ambiance.
14. Griffintown Café
This lovely café fits in perfectly with Griffintown and its residents. You’re welcomed with a beautiful rustic décor; old exposed brick walls, wood elements and a gorgeous painting of the city. Its charming ambiance ties in beautifully with their awesome brunch menu.
How could I forget Cosmos? This place is literally a hole in the wall, but you’ll never forget your experience, it’s that great. If you’re looking for a quick delicious breakfast, a good conversation and laugh – you need to go here. The cooks are so fun; they’ll brighten up your morning no matter how bad it is.