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23 Bucket List Brunch Spots Every Montrealer Must Try At Least Once

An 'egg'cellent challenge!

Everyone knows the struggle of finding a new brunch restaurant to go to on the weekend, especially last minute. We all usually end up just going to the closest retaurant we can find or one we call the "go to". But, that's going to stop right here, because this is the ultimate bucket list of all the brunch spots you MUST try in Montreal!

READ ALSO: Top 10 Spots In Montreal You Must Try If You Are A Breakfast Addict

There is definently something on this list for everyone and for every occaison! Some are more pricey than others, but I am positive that you will find the perfect one for your next weekend brunch date!


1. Cross The Sparrow Off Your Bucket List

Best meal of the weekend goes to Sparrow. 🏆#brunch #pancakesforthetable #dilldip

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5322 Boul St-Laurent

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!

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2. Cross TSAK-TSAK Off Your Bucket List

280, Beaubien E

This modest little cafe will blow your mind! They specialize in Madagascar cuisine and have put a twist on a classic Montreal breakfast! This is definetly something you need to try.

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3. Cross Régine Café Off Your Bucket List

Pas platte.

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1840 Rue Beaubien E

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!

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4. Cross Foiegwa Off Your Bucket List

Winner winner

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3001 Rue Notre-Dame O

Located right near Atwater market, this amazing little diner is A1! The atmostphere is hip and their chiken and waffles are TO DIE FOR! This French styled spot is definetly something you need to cross off your bucket list!

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5. Cross H4C Off Your Bucket List

538 Place St-Henri

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.

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6. Cross Le Chien Fumant Off Your Bucket List

#latebrunch #chienfumant #sundayfunday #greatimes #iwilldiefat #mimosa #cappuccino #hellyeah 🍳☕️

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4710 Rue de Lanaudiere

This truly is a Montreal gem! Le Chien Fumant has a brunch menu that will blow your mind into a new fancy dimension. T ogive you some idea of what I mean just listen to the sound of this:

- breakfast enchilada, hashbrown, blt, pork belly chili sauce

- cod ''brandade'' scotch egg, salad & aioli

- hOMEMADE PANCAKES,  fruits jam & whipped cream

- Steaks & eggs, mashed potatoes

- REGULAR BREAKFAST: 2 EGGS, HOMEMADE BACON AND SAUSAGE, BEANS, BRIOCHE TOAST

- EVENING MENU PORK BELLY DONAIR

- Ribsteak for two, 12 eggs and sides

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7. Cross Prohibition Off Your Bucket List

Proud to have discovered what is definitely the most perfect avocado toast ever 😍#brokebitchesbrunchin

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5700 av Monkland

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!

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8. Cross Universel Déjeunerset Grillades Off Your Bucket List

3630 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3L6

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.

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9. Cross Hambar Off Your Bucket List

355 Rue McGill

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.

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10. Cross Olive et Gourmando Off Your Bucket List

351 Rue Saint Paul O

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!

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11. Cross La Societé Off Your Bucket List

My guy no long talk La societe keeps it 💯,best restaurant in Montreal!!!

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1415 Rue de la Montagne

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!

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12. Cross Beauty’s Luncheonette Off Your Bucket List

93 Avenue du Mont-Royal O

For that classic Montreal breakfast 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 breakfast dish when coming here! You can get your bagel game on and enjoy a cool winter morning.

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13. Cross Lawrence Off Your Bucket List

5201 Boul St-Laurent

If you’re looking for a classy brunch spot, this is the place for you. Step up your brunch game with superb dishes that you have never heard of before! I suggest their French Toast with Strawberries and Rhubarb!

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14. Cross Fabergé Off Your Bucket List

#waffles & #friedchicken #instafood

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25 Avenue Fairmount O

This amazing little breakfast place located in the Mile End is your number one cure anyone lacking a good start to any day. Not only is their food delicious, but it's refreshing and perfect to get rid of any negativity. Trust me, this is the place you want to go when you have a crazy day ahead!

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15. Cross Le Passé Composé Off Your Bucket List

Tradition 😍#montreal #MTL #mtlcafecrawl #mtlmoments #Brunch

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1310 Boul de Maisonneuve E

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.

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16. Cross Restaurant L’Avenue Off Your Bucket List

3612 rue Notre-Dame

If you want to feel like you are in the retro ’90s enjoying a yummy breakfast, 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.

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17. Cross Au Festin De Babette Off Your Bucket List

#brunch#aufestindebabette

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4085 Rue Saint Denis 

For a gourmet breakfast, this is the place for you! They offer smoked salmon eggs benedict that are accompanied by a salad, scalloped potatoes, soup and chocolate mousse for those who just can't get enough of breakfast food. The food is heavenly and you will be filled up pretty quick.

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18. Cross Bagel ETC Off Your Bucket List

4320 Boul St-Laurent

If you’re a bagel lover, then you’re going to love this place! You can get a classic bagel with lox and I swear you will become obsessed!  It's all fresh and packed with smoked salmon to make your day extra special!

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19. Cross Le Vieux Saint-Laurent Off Your Bucket List

🍳😍💯 #sundaynecessities

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For a cheap but amazing classic breakfast in Montreal, check outLe Vieux St-Laurent! You can order a classic egg, bacon, and toast meal for under $10, including coffee. It doesn't get much better than this.

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20. Cross Pause & Vous Off Your Bucket List

Beauty in its purest form

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143 Mont-Royal E

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!

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21. Cross Les Enfants Terribles Off Your Bucket List

1257 Ave. Bernard

This classic breakfast location not only serves an authentic Montreal breakfast, but they have the classic service that all Montrealer's love!

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22. Cross Spanel Off Your Bucket List

1960 Rue Notre-Dame O

To quench your crepe cravings, I suggest heading to Spanel! This little breakfast restaurant is perfect for a crepe addicts! They are served hot and ready every morning!

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23. Cross LOV Off Your Bucket List

This organic restaurant places emphasis on locally grown, wholesome ingredients, plus delicious vegan dishes like poutine and brunch!
Emily Draicchio From the core of Montreal, Emily is an upcoming Art History student attending McGill. She has joined the MTL Blog team as one of their creative writers. Her goal is to have an active life while discovering the virtues of Montreal! Join her on her journey with visuals from her Instagram @emdraicchio. She is a self-proclaimed cactus whisperer who loves to talk... and talk... and talk, so it's time to hear her voice!