Summer is prime time for festivals, sangria, terraces and Tam-tams. By the time Sunday morning rolls around, all you can think of is stuffing your face. This calls for coffee and brunch. A while ago, we suggested 20 spots for hangover breakfast, but here's ten more that are perfect for hangover brunch in the summer.
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Faberge is a classic Plateau spot for brunch at anytime of the day. Along with their regular menu, they have specials like mac and cheese eggs bennedict and chicken & waffles.
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2. Gryphon d'Or Tea Room
Gryphon d'Or Tea Room is a quaint restaurant with a small terrace in the front. As the name suggests, they typically serve afternoon tea but on weekends they also serve brunch. My personal recommendation is the 1/2 & 1/2, a combination of stuffed french toast and eggs benedict.
3. Le Cartet
Le Cartet is a classy, anytime spot in the Old Port. The front of the restaurant is a ready-to-eat store stocked with sandwiches, salads and pies to-go as well as artisan chocolates, teas and coffees. I'd recommend the sweet brunch which includes a citrus crepe, blueberry french toast, apple butter, ginger and cashew granola, blueberry yogurt and fresh fruit. The only drawback is the cafateria style seating, but if you enjoy eavesdropping on other people's conversations, then this place is perfect for you.
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4. L'Gros Luxe
While L'Gros Luxe is well-known for their outrageous caesars and small plates like poutines and grilled cheeses, their brunch is also - unsurprisingly - to die for. My personal fav is the BBQ pulled pork hash, or try their breakfast pizza with a side of breakfast poutine, you won't be able to move for a week.
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5. Arts Cafe
Arts Cafe is a bustling spot for coffee, baked goods and brunch in the plateau. Its brunch menu has classic breakfast options (eggs, BLT, waffles, french toast) and lunch choices (burgers, salads, poutine). I'd recommend the cod cakes served with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
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Don't be discouraged by the line-up outside L'Avenue every weekend for brunch. Between the gigantic smoothies, milkshakes, eggs benedicts and pancake options, L'Avenue is well worth the wait. My personal fav is the sweet-salty-crispy eggs benny which has Panko-crusted french toast, ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
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7. Vieux St. Laurent
VSL gives you the perfect reason to go back to where your night before probably started. Although there's nothing fancy about brunch at VSL, you can expect massive and satisfying portions. Their 'Festins' are the ideal combination of eggs, meat, potatoes AND pancakes.
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8. Toi, Moi & Cafe
Toi, Moi & Cafe is a staple in the Montreal cafe scene. Choose from classics like omelettes, crepes, french toast and benedicts along with a killer cup of coffee. All their breakfast come with their homemade baked appless. They have another location in Mile End at 244 Laurier O.
If you're looking for a different take on brunch, SuWu offers their own version of the McMuffin, BLT, salmon tartare along with changing specials. On top of that, you can order bottomless mimosas or choose from an extensive brunch drink menu with make-your-own mimosas and breakfast cocktails.
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With two convenient locations - One on St. Denis and the other on Peel - Universel is the ultimate go-to for weekend brunch. You can have it all with the Universel Breakfast which includes eggs, meat, potatoes, toast and your choice of waffles, crepes or French toast.