The Notre-dame-de-grace neighborhood is definitely worth more than one visit. No matter what neck of the woods you’re in, NDG will surely rub your tummy the right way. In this area, there are lots of greasy spoon type spots, particularly for breakfast. Sherbrooke Street West and Monkland are streets where the happy, the hip, and the hungry eat well. Here’s a list of over 10 places definitely worth checking out sometime soon.
Another breakfast hotspot in NDG, you’ll get the most bang for your buck here without any skimping on the quality. It’s been around for years and its popularity has yet to wane. Definitely a local favourite. Who doesn’t love classic pancakes and French toast?Nothing grabs a Montrealers attention like a terrasse, and this joint boasts a two level one. This is a Lebanese restaurant where portions are generous to say the least. Definitely an affordable restaurant with the Machawi for 2 totaling $31.99. It's a huge plate with salad, rice, 5 brochettes (2 shish taouk, 2 kafta kebab and 1 shish kebab) as well as babaganoush and hummus.The restaurant’s prices are reasonable – 6 to 7 dollars for a standard roll and 10 dollars for a specialty roll. It’s a BYOB which helps in terms of the bill. The rolls are not overly complicated, each containing 3 to 5 ingredients, and all really play on flavor and texture.A traditional Thai meal can be found here. Sticky rice and papaya salad are their staple menu items. A nice little detail is the coconut cookies that come for dessert.A true gem to be discovered in NDG, this restaurant is strictly a daytime operation. Whic means his place can only be hit up for lunch and brunch. Decide whether jerk shrimp po’boy or lemon ricotta pancakes are your flavor. Whatever time of the day, your gut will surely be satisfied here. The cute little maple syrup bottles are begging to be stolen!This brasserie meets trattoria is a prime NDG hot spot, especially during the summer months. It’s a small space that always seems to be packed. They’ve got a no-reservation policy, so be aware of that. Service is attentive without being pushy. Menu is small and offers a variety of comfort foods like pastas, steaks and burgers. Don’t pass up on their hand-cut beef tartare.Can we say artery shock? A legend within the community, this is the best place to pick up a greasy spoon kind of meal. An affordable and filling breakfast to say the least.Montreal is populated by so many all-you-can Japanese restaurants how do I ever know what to choose? NDG has an answer. Although this isn't your typical Japanese restaurant. So do not expect the sushi rolls to be authentic. Their rolls are a bit inspired from Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. The oweners, however, are Japanese so this must be a good sign.What's better than knowing where to get traditional and home-made indian in any area? This is a great place for serious Indian food and a proper sit-down dinner. They offer stuff such fan favorites like tandoori dishes of chicken, shrimp and lamb, fish curries and masalas (mainly shrimp and scallops), a large selection of chicken and lamb curries, dal soup, pakoras and a vegetarian selection. Ganges also serves combination meals for two to four people.This cozy Korean restaurant is a great way to introduce yourself this type of cuisine if you’ve never tried it before. The haemul pajeon, known in English as a seafood pancake, is a must try. Or check out their Galbi, short ribs that will take comfort food to a new level for you.If you’re looking for Cajun specialties look no further than here. Shrimp Creole anyone with jambalaya rice and chicken étouffé (in a dark creamy sauce)? Nothing says southern soul like spice... and really good wine. But that’s true of any great place, right?
Fancy brunches are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's day, reunions, and just about anything! It's always fun to enjoy some amazing brunches spots in Montreal, but it's even more fun when you can do it dressed to the 9. So, to help you out with any classy event you wish to plan in the morning, I have composed this killer list!
Not only will you be able to enjoy gourmet and classic brunch food, but you will also be able to do so while looking fancy AF! So, if you happen to have a beautiful or handsome boyfriend that you would like to treat, then I suggest bringing them to one of the places below for a guaranteed fabulous morning.
This French style café is perfect for a classy brunch in Montreal. I strongly recommend coming here if you are with a big group of your girlfriends! The restaurant is decorated with in vintage Parisian and it’s honestly a lovely place where you can dress up!
For those who love heavenly eggs and fresh fruit, then Universel is the place for you! This down town restaurant is all it's hyped up to be! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is the perfect mix of modern and fancy so a 10/10 brunch.
Pause & Vous might look like another typical hipster café, but it is actually out of this world! Their brunch plates are unique and are definitely things that you have never seen before. They are best known for their superb French crepes that will make your heart melt in a fancy way!
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!
If you don’t mind waiting in line this winter, then you should check out Le Passé Composé! It is honestly the cure for anything and everything! Their food is so delicious that you are bound to forget about all your worries. It is honestly THE brunch place in Montreal for a fancy and delicious time.
You may think of Suite 701 as a bar a dinner restaurant but hold your opus'! They also serve to die for breakfast dishes! Every week, their brand new menu puts a spin on classical Montreal brunchin'! I mean they even have breakfast Mimosas... It doesn't get better than this.
Dress it up, or dress it down at Prohibition in Montreal! Not only do they serve the best brunch comfort food in town, but they also do it with style. this is 514% A place you want to be at in the morning!
Doughnuts in the morning? YES. It is as simple as that! You can now get yourself some fancy brunch doughnuts at H4C. But don't only get yourself some soft doughnuts! Be sure to check out the rest of their French cuisine options.
If you have trouble making choices while being fancy, then Hambar will definitely give you a run for their money! With their large variety of choice, you can always except nothing less than perfect and classy at Hambar.
Located in the historic Old Montreal, Olive et Gourmando offers simple and healthy brunch options. I suggest siting down for some fancy dishes! Now, this isn't a brunch location that you come dressed to for the Oscar's, but it is definitely a place that serve bomb and fancy dishes!
La Societé is definitely the place to be if you are looking for the whole fancy package from valet to gourmet brunch dishes. I recommend trying their eggs benedict for a true explosion of flavours in your mouth! It's fancy, classy, and yummy!
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!
If you want to feel like you are in the retro ’90s enjoying a yummy brunch, then I suggest coming to L’Avenue! It’s a great location to feel like you are in an old 90’s movie while enjoying 3D murals. The food is great and it’s the perfect location to laugh and catch up woth your friends before the holidays.
But it's actually probably just because mac and cheese is as close as you can get to actual magic on earth. Seriously.
It's cheesy, delicious, there are about 7,000 different possible ways to eat it. Plus, true sidenote - it's literally impossible to be sad while eating mac and cheese. (There's also a Friends reference somewhere here. I just know it.)
Which is why Montreal's Mac N Cheese Week is such an awesome time of the year.
Yeah sure, we all know that the classic breakfast dish of Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Bagels in Montreal is a great option to order for brunch. However, we have been lied to! While everyone is constantly ordering the typical classic Montreal brunch, we are neglecting the DELICIOUS French toast restaurants that Montreal has to offer!
So, to get everyone’s mind off bagels, I have created a list of the best brunch spots in Montreal that serve TO DIE FOR French toast. Not only do the places below serve traditional French toast dishes, but they also have crazy new French toast ideas that will blow your mind. So, start your morning the right way by ordering some delicious French toast for brunch in Montreal!
If you just love French toast AND trying new things, then I suggest checking out Prohibition for their fired maple challah French toast with friend chicken and cinnamon sugar! It is truly a brunch meal like never before! It's definitely worth every bite!
For delicious buttery french toast, I recommend heading to Fabergé! They are most known for the Fabergé Delight! A cinnamon Danish coated in French toast batter & topped with fresh fruit! It is absolutely delicious. But, if that's not your style then check out their flambe French toast with fresh strawberries!
For those who love fresh fruit and a classic/simple dish of French toast, then Universel is the place for you! You can expect to spend an affordable amount of money while choosing between French toast with straberries, bananas, blueberries, or why not them all!
If you are stuck between French toast and eggs Benedict then come to L'Avenue! Not because they sell both, but because they offer a dish that INCLUDES both! Yes, you heard me! You can not get the French toast Benedict! It is a must just like their French toast dessert!
Located in the historic Old Montreal, Olive et Gourmando offers simple and healthy brunch options. If you’re in a rush, you can also always grab a delightful little pastry on the go or you can sit and stay for a nice brunch! I suggest ordering their French Toast ($15.00)! It is a thick cut house brioche, whipped labneh, nut crumble and seasonal fruit!
If you’re looking for a classy brunch spot then this is the place for you and your French toast loving friends. Step up your brunch game with superb dishes that you have never heard of before! I suggest their French Toast with Strawberries and Rhubarb!
This is a place for you if you love a traditional French toast served with fresh fruits! The ambience of the cafe is absolutely superb and it’s a great little location for a nice simple breakfast or you can order an extravagant dish known ar the American eggs Benedict on French toast!
For a stylish vintage cafe brunch that is perfect for sweet loving, I recommend checking out Arts Cafe! They serve fabulous brunch dishes and it is the perfect date location. This cafe is absolutely great for those who can expect a creative day ahead! We suggest trying their French Toast with Guillaume brioche, cardamom cinnamon egg wash,
It’s one of my favourite restaurant ever. Leméac is a French restaurant that has perfect their French toast game! Not only can you order a simple banana-chocolate French toast, but you can also get your mind blown away with their Pain Perdue! It is a super dessert that is twice the size and twice the goodness of a regular French toast.
If you don’t mind waiting in line this winter, then you should check out Le Passé Composé! It is honestly the cure for anything and everything! Their food is so delicious that you are bound to forget about all your worries. It is honestly THE brunch place in Montreal that serves the most delightful French toast with the crisp and the crunch!
For that classic Montreal brunch dish that you wake up craving on a Sunday morning, this is the place for you. They have had over 50 years of practice so you can expect a master classic French toast dish when coming here! But hey, why not experience the Challah bread French Toast! It's totally SUPERB!
Yeah sure, we all know that eggs benedict in Montreal is a great dish to order for brunch and breakfast. However, we have been lied to! While everyone is constantly ordering the typical eggs benedict, we are neglecting the DELICIOUS omelettes restaurants have to offer!
So, to get everyone's mind off eggs benedict, I have created a list of the best brunch spots in Montreal that serve TO DIE FOR omelettes. Not only do the places below serve traditional omelettes, but they also have crazy new omelette ideas that will blow your mind. So, start your morning the right way by ordering a delicious omelette for brunch in Montreal!
Chez Jose specialises more in Portuguese dishes and delightful fluffy omelettes! They are well known for their spectacular omelette breakfast sandwiches! The base of the omelette happens to be mushrooms, chives, and peppers with your house of cheese and extra toppings! But, if you happen to more of a traditional brunch eater I suggest trying out their omelette with feta, asparagus and spinach.
I must say that this restaurant sure does have a wide variety of delicious omelettes but, their best one is hands down the Californian Omelette! The Californian Omelette is made of delicious cheddar, Gruyere, Mushrooms Red Onions And Garlic, Sauce, Salsa and Guacamole Cream Sauce! They also serve several other omelettes including the SKOUIK-SKOUIK, and Western.
This is definitely the place for you if you love fresh food! I mean their omelettes are literally served on the skillet! We suggest that you try their "Greek" Omelette for a breakfast you will never forget. But hey, if feta cheese isn't you style, then check out their other omelettes! They offer over 10 different traditional omelettes.
Byblos Le Petit Café is most famous for their feta omelette, which will go great with their fresh beer! The Persian Feta Omelette With Rose Jam & Balanj Jam is absolutely DELICIOUS! Honestly, this omelette deserves a 10/10 for making all your brunch dreams come true.
This is a place for you if you love a traditional omelette served with a side sandwich, nut mix, and salmon! The ambience of the cafe is absolutely superb and it's a great little location for a nice simple breakfast.
Beauty’s Luncheonette has officially perfected the omelette dishes with their Santorini omelette! It is served with feta cheese, grilled red pepper, spinach and red onions to make your mouth water. They also serve a Nova omelette with smoked salmon and the Paysanne with potatoes!
This is the place to be if you love omelettes! Their selection is literally huge! I strongly suggest having their Mexican omelette that is served in a tortilla with ham, salsa, onions, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and peppers! They even offer a Smoked Meat omelette and an Atlantic omelette!
With two convenient locations – One on St. Denis and the other on Peel – Universel is the ultimate go-to for a good tasting omelette! Their Smoked Salmon Omelette is literally a killer and they also serve a great omelette with spinach, feta cheese and tomatoes. Oh, and be sure not to miss out on their three cheese omelette!
Toi, Moi & Cafe is a staple in the Montreal cafe scene. The offer a Mediterraneenne omelette served with feta, tomatoes, marinated onions, kalamata olives and oregano, a Dali omelette served with fresh and sundried tomatoes, onions and peppers, a Forestiere omelette served with Wild mushrooms, brie and truffle oil, a Carnivore omelette served with bacon, sausage and prosciutto, and lastly the San Sebaomelettee with sweet corn, chorizo, chives and cheddar!