Bread and cheese - they’re great individually, and even better when they’re together. Now add a bit of butter and a grill, and you’ve got the greatest invention known to man - the grilled cheese. So simple and yet so good.
Grilled cheese is currently making its mark as a new foodie favourite, with an endless amount of restaurants and chefs putting their own spin on the classic dish. Whether you want to try something completely unique, or stick with the traditional style, Montreal has the grilled cheese for you.
P.A. & Gargantua (B1 Bar)
Operating as a food truck, P.A. Gargantua serves some of the best grilled cheese around in the summer months. But luckily for us, you can still get it once the snow hits. B1 Bar on St Denis serves P.A.’s grilled cheese daily, until 3am. It’s like a whole new world of drunk food options. You can play it safe with the classic, or try the Chili Grilled Cheese: chili con carne, cajun sour cream, aged Île-aux-Grues cheddar cheese and pain de mid au lait.
With four kinds of grilled cheese on the menu, L’Gros Luxe is a great spot to grab a beer and a delicious gooey sandwich. Whether you want your grilled cheese the traditional way, or stuffed with poutine, they’ve got you covered.
Despite being a bit of a novelty restaurant, Orange Julep knows how to make solid food for when you’re on the go. If you get their grilled cheese and make it a combo with a poutine, we guarantee you won’t regret it.
Photo Cred - Le Cheese Truck
Le Cheese Truck
One of Montreal’s favourite food trucks, Le Cheese does grilled cheese properly. Not only are their grilled cheeses out of this world but their tomato soup is unbelievable. And everyone knows grilled cheese isn’t truly complete without some delicious tomato soup. Thankfully, Le Cheese opened a restaurant this past summer, so now you can get your cheese fill year round.
Yeh! Yogourt & Café
3804 Saint Laurent + 1651 Sainte-Catherine O. + 5554 Monkland
This frozen yogurt staple has recently upped its game and added waffle-iron grilled cheese to their menu. The waffle-iron gives it that perfect crispiness and you get a choice of provolone or cheddar cheese to fill your sandwich. And you should go quickly because they’re only $2.99 until the end of November.
1309 Laurier E.
This little cafe in the plateau has amazing coffee, but they have even better grilled cheese, earning them their title of “grillcheeserie”. Both the Gruyere and Onion and the Bacon and Cheddar are absolute must haves.
115 Laurier O.
Ever wanted to eat a satisfyingly delicious grilled cheese in a sleek and sophisticated bar? No? Well now you will. Baldwin Barmacie prides itself on being the place to come to remedy any and all of your troubles or sullenness, so you know that grilled cheese is going to be pretty damn good.
Le Depanneur Cafe
206 Bernard O.
This daytime cafe has a pretty incredible selection of grilled cheese. You can even get one with fruit on it. But what you have to try is their Debile Emmental. It comes with sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, cheese and ham. And if you make it there in time for breakfast, you can chow down while listening to some live music.
Photo Cred - Greg Wohlwend
Pataterie Chez Philippe
Operating since 1952, Pataterie Chez Philippe is one of the best fast food places in the Gay Village. They have perfected the art of cheap, delicious food, and you can grab a classic grilled cheese here for just $2.40.
Edwinas Grilled Cheese
5205 Sherbrooke O.
Sitting in NDG, Edwinas gives you the choice of building your own grilled cheese or choosing from one of their tried and tested gourmet recipes. Their double decker Leaning Tower of Cheesa, packed with bocconcini, mozerella, basil, tomato, balsamic vinegar, onion and homemade pesto, is an absolute must. And for anyone looking for something on the sweeter side, they even have a grilled cheese doughnut.
La Belle et La Beouf
1620 Sainte Catherine O. + 3150 Grandes Tourelles + 510 Centropolis
With 8 different grilled cheeses on the menu, La Belle et La Beouf is a chill place to go for a drink and grab some hot cheesy food. Their lobster grilled cheese is a must try, with brie, cheddar, lots of fresh lobster, and a garlic butter sauce on the side.
Caffè Mille Gusti
1038 Saint Zotique E.
Mille Gusti literally means “a thousand tastes” in Italian, and this small cafe in Rosemont’s Petie Patrie lives up to the name. They have a ton of different delicious pressed sandwiches, but what you have to try is their grilled 4 cheese. You won’t be disappointed.