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montreal brunch restaurants

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the perfect Montreal brunch must be a very close second. It's just like breakfast, but you're allowed — nay, encouraged — to drink as many mimosas as is physically safe for your body.

But brunch can get pricey fast, especially if you're in the mood for something truly memorable. Thankfully, Montreal has plenty of lower-cost, higher-quality brunch places for your crew of budget-savvy besties.

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Montreal brunch isn't just a meal squeezed between breakfast and lunch; it's the clinking of cutlery, the murmur of weekend chatter, and the generous serving of joy on your plate, best savoured among pals after an epic night out.

With pancakes soaking up maple syrup and poutines practically swimming in gravy, Montreal’s brunch scene is steeped in Québécois culture and worth sampling in full.

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Growing up, we spent most of our Sundays at the home of our teta — that's grandmother in Arabic — which meant a guaranteed Lebanese breakfast. We'd dive into olives, cucumbers, cheese, labneh spread over pita and of course, eggs and awarma (a type of preserved lamb).

We've chased those tastes and aromas ever since, at Middle Eastern brunch spots in Montreal — a city known for its brunch — and beyond. So when I discovered that Lebanese restaurant Ô Four offers an all-you-can-eat brunch every single Sunday, I knew I had to try it.

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Easter is just around the corner, and Montreal restaurants are gearing up for the holiday with some special brunch offerings. From classic breakfast staples to innovative dishes, there's a wide range of options.

Whether you're looking for a family-friendly spot or a more upscale dining experience, these restaurants have something for everyone.

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If you love brunch and love bottomless mimosas even more, then you just might want to check out resto-bar Le Lounge. The restaurant, only an hour from Montreal, is offering up a decadent brunch with "unlimited" mimosas for $55.

Located in Saint-Sauveur, Le Lounge is introducing a boozy brunch starting this March with a special menu, live music, and of course...bottomless mimosas.

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Brunch isn't just a meal in Montreal, it's a way of life. Luckily, for all you brunch lovers out there, six different Montreal restaurants will offer a two-course weekend brunch for only $22 all part of the Happening Gourmand festival.

The Old Montreal foodie event is back for its 15th edition from March 2 to April 2 with a total of 11 Old Port restaurants participating in the flavourful fest — six of which are set to offer a bangin' brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

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This Opinion article is part of a Narcity Media series. The views expressed are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.

As soon as the weekend rolls around, you better believe I am brunchin' — and chances are if you're reading this, so are you. While Montreal is bustling with must-try brunch spots, Améa Café should be at the top of your list.

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To celebrate its 70th year serving French pastries, Montreal bakery and restaurant Duc de Lorraine has introduced two new gourmet donut creations: a crème brûlée donut and a chocolate-filled "cronut," or croissant-donut hybrid.

Both donuts have been featured in videos by Duc de Lorraine on social media, where the crispy layers of pastry and luxuriously thick fillings are making Montrealers salivate across the city. The restaurant designed its chocolate-filled donut, called "le Beignet Royal," based on New York-style cronuts, but with a creamy cocoa twist.

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Pancakes. Flapjacks. Hotcakes. No matter what you call them, there's one word we can all agree on...delicious! Luckily, Montreal is home to some stellar restaurants and cafés that offer up some flippin' delish flapjacks.

So when you get a serious hankering for a plate of this ever-popular breakfast dish, check out these must-try Montreal brunch restaurants who have taken their pancake game to a whole other level. Bon appétit!

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