After any solid thirsty night, the morning after (or more realistically:early afternoon) can be a struggle of an experience. Tired, hungry, and more than a little dehydrated, you pick yourself up and drag your ass to work. Or, if you have the day off or are (thankfully) not a normal 9-5er, you call up a few friends for a rejuvenating brunch to set your Friday right. To chill out and expunge all hangover woes, 'Place Milton' is the perfect place to be.
Nestled in between St. Famille and Jeanne Mance, on Milton (duh), Place Milton is a simple diner/brunch spot to appease your hungry-hangover woes. Offsetting your rather large bar tab, Place Milton's menu is very affordable. Delicious proteins and carbs are abound in most of the dishes to soak up all that leftover alcohol and biuld your liver back up to strength. The coffee is only a $1 charge on all brunch meals. Thats what we call a hangover cure trifecta.
Breakfast foods are the main attraction at Place Milton, and for good reason. The breakfast meals start at just below $5, for a simple egg or two cooked the way you like, and expand to include all types of breakfast meats (bacon, sausage, ham, etc.), pancakes, or a mix of options. An assortment of different omelets, both meat filled and vegetarian, are also available. Omelets and breakfast meals are all served with toast and home fries, and I gotta give potato-props to Place Milton's home fries. Soft on the inside, a little crispy on the outside, and sauteed with onions for a savory flavor, they accompany any breakfast dish very well.
Some more interesting and fancier options also grace Place Milton's menu. On the sweeter end of things, you can order pancakes, crepes, and french toast. For those looking to refuel some nutrients, smoothies are a great choice, and you get to pick your own fruit and juices. Bagels are naturally a key part of brunch and Place Milton is not short on bagel-offerings. You can grab a simple bagel and cream cheese, or get a little ritzy and throw some smoked salmon in the mix.
Other than brunch foods, Place Milton also has the regular dishes one would find in a typical diner. Salads, sandwiches, and meaty and delicious burgers are always available after 11am, not a problem if your getting up at noon. But be aware the lunch menu is only offered during weekdays, so if breakfast food isn't your jam, then I'd steer clear of Place Milton on weekends. Oh, and I also think you're insane for not loving all things breakfast.
Lunch menu aside, the vibe of Place Milton is drastically different on weekends. The restaurant is normally packed with McGill students on Saturday and Sundays, and you may have to wait more than a hot minute to get a table. Weekdays are a much milder affair, as the atmosphere is less frantic and more relaxed. But that’s the nature of brunch spots, so you can't really hold that against Place Milton.
Chef Nick Liu, featured on Vice Canada's newly launched Matty Matheson's Hangover Cures, takes a very different approach to the hangover recovery meal. Liu's quick-fix is an enticing Asian meal of pork and scallop dumplings, potstickers, and a homemade noodle soup. Carbs and protein, no matter whether they're made in an Easter or Western style, they'll make you feel a lot less like a pile of crap. While Liu's hangover cure is esoteric and incredibly enticing, Place Milton is right around the proverbial corner. Plus you don't need to be personal friends with the chef.
With summer in session, Place Milton has opened its outdoor terrace for customer's to enjoy the sun while gorging on eggs and home-fries. The terrace is quaint and inviting, much like Place Milton itself. So if your in need of some comfort food while chatting with friends about the mistakes of last night, eat up at Place Milton for your breakfast at noon. Just be sure to bring bills, Place Milton is cash only!