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25 New Montreal "Hidden Gem" Restaurants, Cafes & Brunch Spots

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25 New Montreal "Hidden Gem" Restaurants, Cafes & Brunch Spots

Montreal has been truly LIT these past few months thanks to all the new insane openings of restaurants, brunch spots, and cafes. The truth is that it has been pretty hard to keep up with all these insane new places opening on the daily that I can't keep track of them anymore! 

READ ALSO: 25 Montreal Restaurants Have Been Ranked Among The 100 Best In All Of Canada

We all want to go try these places ASAP but there just seems to be no time anymore! Well, to keep your foodie game strong I have composed the ultimate bucket list to all of Montreal's newest hidden gems from Chai Tea Bars to insane Asian dessert spots. So, it's time to make time and try these new places before its time to really get on that study grind!

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1. Sugar Marmalade

Where: 1228 Bishop St

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via @sugarmarmalade.official

Type: Asian Desserts

Price: 💸

Why you should go: They serve crazy things like bowls of Panna Cotta in flavours like matcha, hazelnut mocha, black sesame and more! You can get all kinds of puddings, cheese cakes, huge bowls of shaved ice, and bubble waffles topped with ice cream!


2. Bee Happy

Where: 1802 Ontario St E

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Type: Juice Bar

Price: 💸

Why you should go: They offer juice, smoothies and ice cream. Their juice comes in super amazing flavours like lime, watermelon, mango and more.


3. 123 Bulgogi

Where: 3532 Notre Dame O

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Type: Korean Fried Chicken

Price: 💸

Why you should go:They serve their mouth-watering fried chicken in 3 different ways: whole fried chicken, honey garlic fried chicken and spicy fried chicken with cheese!


4. Les Street Monkeys

Where: 3625 Wellington Street

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Type: Cambodian Street Food

Price: 💸

Why you should go: This spot serves up some insane Cambodian street food eats, which is totally unique to Montreal!


5. Rosetta

Where: 3631 Notre-Dame St W

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Type: Italian "Pizzeria & Pastry"

Price: 💸

Why you should go: They're serving up all kinds of authentic pizzas made fresh every day, including pizza rolls a unique way to enjoy your favourite food!


6. Maneki Comptoir Asiat'

Where:3121 Rue Hochelaga

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Type: Pan-Asian

Price: 💸

Why you should go: This awesome restaurant serves Pan-Asian cuisine, which is cuisines from all over Asia, not just one area. Some of their best dishes include peanut butter dumplings, general tao, pad thai, chicken mayo, fried rice, Cantonese noodles and so much more!


7. Cafe Neko

Where: 3717 St Urbain St

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Type: Asian Noodle

Price: 💸

Why you should go: They serve all kinds of amazing Asian dishes but their specialties are their giant udon noodle bowls, their Donburi and their classic Asian desserts like mochi, green tea ice cream, and green tea tiramisu!


8. Crazy Dogs Bar

Where: 1637 Rue St-Denis

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Type: Crazy Hotdogs

Price: 💸

Why you should go: They're offering a menu full of crazy hots dogs loaded with toppings, crazy poutines like their tater tots poutine, sausage poutine and loaded nachos!


9. Ashley's Health Bar

Where: 5942 Sherbrooke West

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Type: Vegan-Vegetarian

Price: 💸

Why you should go: They serve fruity drinks in light bulbs, which we know Montreal LOVES, right?


10. Boho Montreal

Where: 436 St Francois Xavier Street

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Type: Cocktail Bar

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: They serve some insane summer cocktails like their popsicle cocktail, which has an actual Popsicle IN the cocktail! They also have a menu with foods like tacos and poke bowls!


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1. Le Club Espresso Bar

Where: 3801 St Denis St

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Type: Open Air

Price: 💸

Why you should go: Le Club Espresso Bar is three dimensional! It is a coffee shop, boutique, and even a bike repair shop. So, when you are in a hurry to study you can just bike on down with no worries.


2. Chez l'Éditeur 

Where: 7240 St Hubert St

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Type: Library

Price: 💸

Why you should go: This is 10000000% the place to be if you want to get some serious work done. They are open until 9 on weekdays and you can expect nothing less than an A+ experience and essay.


4. Hotel Ambrose

Where: 3422 Stanley St

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Type: Hotel Cafe

Price: 💸

Why you should go: WHAT! This cafe is also a hotel and honestly the decor and ambiance is just A1. If you just need to study and get away for a bit, why not book a night!


5. Café Imagine

Where: 16 Rue Rachel E

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Type: Cafe

Price: 💸

Why you should go: Cafe Imagine won't just have you imagining about great grades, it will help you deliver! Their chill ambiance is perfect for studying with you BFFs.


6. Monopole

Where: 782 Wellington St

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Type: Wine bar

Price: 💸

Why you should go: Not only is this cafe pretty big, but they also have fabulous treats that pair great with their coffee. You can stay up and work all you want while enjoying their sweet vibes.


7. Bristol Chai

Where: 30 Prince Arthur W

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Type: Chai Tea Bar

Price: 💸

Why you should go: They serve 5 different kinds of chai tea, which you can either get iced, in a latte or regular. They also offer matcha teas and regular teas as well!


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1. Café Bazin

Where: 380 Victoria Ave // Westmount

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Type: French

Price: 💸

Why you should go: Cafe Bazin has it all! They are a superb mix between a pastry shop, café and a French bistro. They describe themselves as a little corner of France in Montreal and I couldn't agree more.


2. Miel

Where:2194 Centre St // Pointe-St-Charles

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Type: Gourmet

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: Miel is a newly opened restaurant that will serve you the best breakfast, lunch, and dinner this fall! Their wooden walls give it the perfect rustic ambiance we all love once it starts to get cold.


3. Restaurant Mélisse

Where:719 William St // Griffintown


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Type: Modern

Price: 💸

Why you should go: This adorable newly opened cafe doesn't only act as a great study location, it is also a fabulous brunch spot for you and your BFFs to try! So, you can munch down on some delicious treats while enjoying the crisp fall air.


4. Porco

Where:5674 Monkland // Monkland Village

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Type: Italian

Price: 💸

Why you should go: If you adore meat, then this is the brunch spot for you! Porco is an Italian inspired restaurant that will serve you up the perfect fall brunch.


5. Kleine Shoppe

Where:3027 Notre Dame West // Atwater Market Area

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Type: Gluten Free

Price: 💸

Why you should go: Kleine Shoppe is a brand cafe (first opening in May 2017) in Montreal that also acts as a breakfast spot with gluten free desserts and even some vegan options. They are located just minutes away from Lionel metro making it the perfect fall breakfast location since you can hit up Atwater Market afterwards.


6. Boxermans

Where: 1041 Ave Van Horne // Tip of Mile-End

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Type: Bistro

Price: 💸

Why you should go: Not only is Boxermans a hip cafe, but it is also the perfect bistro that will supply you with some delicious fall treats and a spectacular ambiance.


7. Restaurant Well

Where: 4567 Wellington St

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Type: Brunch Cafe

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: They make all kinds of yummy breakfast items like their breakfast poutine, huge stacks of ricotta pancakes, toast with smoked salmon and poached eggs, breakfast sandwiches and so much more!


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