Guys, spring is legitimately one of my top two favourite seasons. I don't know if it's the sunshine, the longer days, or the whole rebirth aspect of it all... but what I do know for sure is that it's awesome.
Also, spring is officially the season of zeppole, AKA the best pastries ever made. Italians in Montreal (and all over the world) nosh on these ricotta-filled balls of happiness during the feast of San Giuseppe.
They come out sometime in February (depending on the bakery), and are out all the way until March 19. So make sure to get yourself to any one of these awesome spots ASAP.
This quintessential Italian bakery, located in Montreal's Little Italy, is probably best known for their beyond amazing cannoli. However, their zeppole, released only a few times throughout the year, really take the cake for most amazing pastry around.
Light, crisp, and just oh-so delicious, this St. Leonard bakery really does their zeppole up right. Their zeppole aren't super heavy and are more on the crispy, dense side - and of course filled with the most delicious ricotta cream ever - making for a zeppole experience you won't soon forget.
Honestly, you probably recognize the name of this St. Leonard-based Italian bakery because there's one pretty much everywhere in the city. But trust, friends. If you've ever eaten here, then you know for sure that they need all of their locations. The pastries here are amazing, and their fluffy, tasty, creamy zeppole are no different.
Honestly, if you're looking for an awesome spot to get some amazing zeppole, then look no further. The zeppole at Montreal's San Marco bakery are the stuff of legends: fluffy, dense, crispy, and filled to the brim with yummy, creamy, sweet ricotta.
Just outside of Montreal's Little Italy, this Italian bakery is often packed - but that's just because it's so awesome. Their zeppole are fresh, flavourful, and so, so creamy... and wayyy worth the wait in line.
This Montreal-North bakery will seriously impress TF out of you. They've got a huge selection of tasty pastries and savoury foods for you to enjoy, and one bite of their zeppole will transport you to real food heaven. Protip: try their tiramisu flavoured zeppole. So, so good.
Situated on Jean-Talon, this Montreal Italian bakery is what real food dreams are made of. Although they offer a wide selection of awesome pastries, their zeppole are a true standout; and considering they were the winners of Italian Week's Best Zeppole competition a couple of years ago, you know they're legit.
If you thought Starbucks was good, then this local Montreal cafe will absolutely BLOW YOUR MIND. Their pumpkin spice latte is the real deal! Not only do they use fresh coffee, but they also make homemade pumpkin syrup instead of that chemical and fake stuff you find everywhere else!
The best thing that pairs with their PSL has to be their cafes adorable ambiance that is absolutely perfect during the fall! So, whether you live in Longueuil, the plateau or Little-Italy you can hit up Cafellini for their amazing Pumpkin Spice Latte.
OH MA GAWD! Two of my favorite things have just been combined together to make the ULTIMATE dessert! You can now enjoy a sweet cake COVERED in the Italian pastries known as the zeppole, a deep-fried dough ball.
And trust me, you can put your full trust in this bakery since they have been serving Montrealers since1979. They specialize in creating unique, custom-designed cakes and pastry trays for all occasions.
They are honestly one of the most authentic Italian bakeries in Montreal and their ingredients are 514% fresh! So, make your zeppole dreams come true with this cake sent by the gods of San Pietro Bakery. They literally made it "because we can".
Breakfast is definitely one of my favourite meals of all time. If I could eat breakfast for all three meals of the day I probably would. That sounds crazy but there's just so many great options you can have at breakfast like eggs benedict, crepes, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, smoothies, omelettes and so much more!
This plateau restaurant makes some unreal breakfast dishes that are a must-try for every true Montrealer. They make crazy eggs benedict's like their crab cake benedict, steak and eggs benedict or their smoked meat benedict! They also have tons of delicious sweet items to choose from as well.
This is probably one of the cutest breakfast restaurants in the entire plateau area. They serve amazing breakfast combos, my favourite is the smoked salmon eggs benedict that comes with a small dish of scalloped potatoes, soup of the day, salad and a cup of chocolate mousse for dessert! It's basically heaven on a plate.
This cute plateau restaurant offer some awesome breakfast foods every weekend that you've got to try ASAP. Try their Turkish Breakfast Plate, Shakshuka, or their Steak and Eggs! They also serve awesome breakfast cocktails so you can get a little tipsy in the morning.
I love this breakfast spot because it's just so unique to Montreal. The inside is decorated with hundreds of light bulbs hanging from the ceiling and it gives off a casual and cool cafe vibe. You can try their breakfast poutine, breakfast sandwich, eggs benedict or french toast, all paired with a yummy latte of course!
This new Saint Henri restaurant has an insane breakfast menu. The restaurant has a chic diner feel with high quality food like their fried chicken and waffles, blueberry pancakes, and make your own eggs benedict!
This gourmet crepe is a staple for all breakfast lovers. They make amazing sweet crepes like their Kinder Surprise crepe, Nutella and Banana crepe, caramelized apple crepe, and so much more. They also have mouth watering savoury crepes like their ham and cheese crepe, smoked salmon crepe and their strawberries and brie crepe!
This cute little bagel shop in St Henri makes some of the best breakfast you'll find in this area. They have amazing breakfast sandwiches, served on their house-made bagels of course, eggs florentine, omelettes and eggs benedict! They also have a secret terrasse in the back to enjoy your meal outside this summer.
This Jewish-inspired restaurant serves up some amazing dishes that you must try on your next breakfast date. Try their challah french toast, cottage cheese pancakes, and their shakshouka! Pair your breakfast with one of their awesome breakfast cocktails as well.
The first time I ever came to Montreal I went to this breakfast place and it was such an amazing experience I decided to move here for good. Just kidding, I moved here for lots of other reasons but this breakfast spot probably contributed to my decision in some way because it's awesome! They serve a ton of French pastries and healthy breakfast options like chia seed pudding, smoothie bowls, and brioche french toast!
If you can't guess from the title, this spot serves crepes, but not just any crepes! These crepes aren't only delicious they're gorgeous to look at, you almost won't want to eat it.. almost. Try their ham and cheddar crepes, Thai crepe, berry and chocolate crepes, and so much more!
This cute little bakery in Old Montreal is perfect for a high tea breakfast. You can choose from all kinds of teas to pair with a platter of desserts like their freshly made croissants, cupcakes, macarons, scones, and breakfast sandwiches!
This stylish breakfast spot is perfect if you're looking for breakfast foods that double as comfort foods. Try their oven baked french toast, eggs benedict, steak and eggs, or their duck confit grilled cheese!
This gorgeous restaurant is located on the top of Montreal's tallest building, Place Ville Marie. The best part is? You can also enjoy breakfast here with a stunning view of the entire metropolis of Montreal!
Eat your breakfast in style at this chic spot in downtown Montreal! Enjoy classic breakfast dishes like crepes, eggs benedict and avocado toasts. They also have a sunny terrasse for the summer so you can enjoy your breakfast outdoors.
If you're searching for a super classy breakfast, this is the place to go. You can make this a big event by dressing up, ordering mimosas to get day drunk on, and enjoy your fancy meal on the sunny rooftop terrasse!
This adorable flower shop/cafe/breakfast spot is a must visit in Montreal's Little Italy. They serve the prettiest toasts you'll ever see, brisket and eggs, sweet and savoury crepes, and cute granola bowls!
This restaurants has an emphasis on local and organic products that they use to make their amazing breakfast dishes. They make some unique dishes like Korean crepes, mushroom tart, smoked trout blintzes and some usual dishes like eggs benedict. The one thing they all have in common is how delicious they are!