But the crab-studded croissant is particularly tantalizing. It's topped with parmesan and a truffle cream sauce. There's also a cod egg croissant whose flavour is described as sweet and fresh "with a hint of spiciness."
A butter garlic croissant and cheese croissant round out the savoury options.
Those who prefer their treats sweet will also find classic honeycomb, hazelnut chocolate, caramel almond, caramel pudding, custard and lemon-glazed croissants.
“In the past 12 months, the search volume for ‘best brunch in Montreal’ has gone up by a huge 1,588%, showing that Montrealers are big fans of two meals combined,” it continues.
“11.97% of restaurants in this city serve brunch, and they have an average rating of 4.19. Of all the reviews, 53.32% are excellent, compared to the 3.31% that are terrible. We’re suddenly really in the mood for some Canadian bacon.”
“Not only would the late timings be kinder on a delicate stomach, but the meal was also supposed to be a chance to share stories of Saturday night’s ragers – or whatever the 1800s equivalent was – with friends. From this, the modern tradition of brunch was born. Thanks, Guy,” money.co.uk says.
And with demand increasing by 1,730% over the past year, Montreal’s desire for bottomless brunch has seen the greatest increase of anywhere in the world.
Photographer J-F Savaria, who snapped and posted photos of the nutcrackers, joked that the nutcrackers were back with social distancing this year because, unlike last year, they are spaced apart diagonally instead of being side-by-side.
The comment section ranges from people calling the nutcrackers beautiful to flat-out scary.
Regardless of whether you find them unsettling, it's hard to deny their holiday spirit. And the nutcrackers, which light up at night, are not the only installations turning downtown Montreal into a winter wonderland between now and March.
"Starting next week, many giant installations will be taking over St. Catherine West. So stay tuned!" says an Instagram post from XP_MTL, the organization behind the nutcrackers, which is dedicated to "event and festive programming" in downtown Montreal.
According to an announcement from the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Montréal centre-ville, Le Grand Marché de Noël, XP_MTL, the Noël dans le Parc Festival and MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, downtown is transforming into "an inviting, festive and magical winter destination."
"In a safe setting, Montrealers will be able to explore a series of luminous and interactive installations, see unscheduled performances, meet local artisans, visit inviting spaces and enjoy some great surprises!" the statement reads.
This includes over 500 luminous decorations installed on more than 8 kilometres of downtown streets.
There are also plans for a "luminous open-air gallery," illuminated artwork by St. James United Church, a Christmas market, a visit from Santa Claus, Luminothérapie's interactive installations, live musical performances, and MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, including Nuit Blanche.
But this café's gorgeous drinks aren't the only reason to check it out.
You can also pick up one of seven sandwiches currently on the menu. Each sandwich is served with Italian vegan bread and organic vegan dressing. There are kosher and halal meat options as well as vegetarian options for fillings.
Plus you can't forget the delicious pastries! Mono serves mini loaves, polenta and walnut brownies as well as croissants and scones. Like the rest of the menu, all ingredients used in the pastries are organic and there are vegan options.
Drinks range from 100% organic juices to hot chocolate, matcha lattes, iced lattes, tea lattes and more.
The head office and main branch are located in the Golden Square Mile among some of the city's most renowned art galleries, and Mono's beverages fit in perfectly.
So pick up some drinkable art and enjoy the creativity that Montreal has to offer in a new and tasty way.
With October in full swing, it means we're halfway through the season... No, not fall, but pumpkin spice latte season!
Maybe you're not a fan of the OG PSL from good old Starbucks. Maybe you've gotten tired of it or you'd simply prefer to support local businesses. Whatever your reason, there are lots of spots around the city with their own versions of classic fall beverage for you to fall in love with.