Brunch Suggestions in the Plateau and Mile-End

5 suggestions brunchs Plateau Mont-Royal Mile-End

Ah, the beloved brunch! This meal has become an important part of the weekend for Montrealers of all ages. With more and more restaurants serving brunch, restaurateurs are constantly trying to innovate their offerings in order to stand out. In other words, we have a multitude of delicious brunch options in our beautiful city. Whether we share this moment with friends or family, we always leave this hearty meal with a happy heart and a full belly. That’s why we’ve prepared this list of our favourite brunch addresses in the Plateau and Mile End!

These two Montreal neighbourhoods are well-known for their abundance of good gourmet addresses, and brunch restaurants are more than ever part of it. Between De Lorimier and Avenue du Parc, from Rosemont to Mont-Royal, there is an impressive offer of breakfast restaurants. Whether we’re talking about more classic brunches, Portuguese brunches or even English-style brunches, there’s something for everyone. This non-exhaustive list (since it is open to recommendations) presents our own suggestions for brunch in the Plateau and Mile End. No matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s something for everyone!

Oh, and if you’re a brunch fanatic like we are, we also invite you to check out our list of the best brunches in Montreal, as well as our list of establishments that serve brunch 7 days a week.

Special mention: Tsak-Tsak Saint-Laurent. We love their address on Beaubien! We invite you to visit their second location in the Mile End for a delicious Malagasy brunch.

Bishop & Bagg

Since we discovered it, the place has become a classic for brunch, and is one of our favourites. In an English pub, with unpretentious decor, Bishop and Bagg offers memorable breakfasts. Eggs Benedict, Honey Glazed Grilled Cheese, amazing French Toast, fruit salad, yogurt, fried chicken (amazing!), curried lentils or Full English breakfast (including eggs, bacon, blood sausage, mushrooms, potatoes, beans and bread – our favourite), you won’t be disappointed.

52 Rue Saint-Viateur Ouest

Beautys Luncheonette

Beautys Luncheonette is a breakfast institution in Montreal. Open since 1942, the establishment at the corner of Mont-Royal and St-Urbain has been making the Plateau shine for decades! With a decor straight out of the 50s, the restaurant keeps its old-fashioned charm and offers a menu of hearty classics items such as bagels, smoked salmon and smoothies of all kinds. While we might not be surprised by their offerings, we will certainly be satisfied!

93 Avenue du Mont-Royal Ouest


Located at the corner of Fairmount and St-Laurent, Larry’s is always bustling with life and happy diners. The restaurant does not have a brunch menu as such, but rather its menu is composed of several dishes that bridge the gap between breakfast and lunch, so you can pick and choose your ideal meal. Except for a few fixtures, their menu changes with the seasons. We love their delicious and superbly composed plates, like their iconic breakfast sandwich, which is one of our favourites in the city.

5201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

La Binerie Mont-Royal

La Binerie invites you to travel to a Quebec of yesteryear. The address, which has received a geotourism certification for its preservation and celebration of Quebec’s culinary heritage, offers the best of home. Brunch here is made up of lots of baked beans – after all, that’s the specialty – and classic, delicious breakfast plates.

4167 Rue Saint-Denis

Byblos le Petit Café

For a brunch like no other, Byblos le Petit Café is the ideal address. The establishment offers a brunch with Middle Eastern flavours, highlighting its Iranian cuisine, that is original and delicious – the feta eggs alone are worth a visit. Byblos has been delighting its guests since opening its doors in 1989.

1499 Avenue Laurier Est

La Grocerie

Located on Laurier Avenue East, right next to the park, La Grocerie delights locals with a fresh and hearty brunch menu. It features decadent classics, all made in house by chef Tim Murphy. There’s something for everyone: goat cheese and smoked salmon spread, avocado toast, mushroom and spinach benedictine, and don’t forget their French toast with lemon mascarpone whipped cream—a Tastet favourite!

1276 Avenue Laurier Est

Le Darling

Known for its unique décor and central bar, Darling also offers brunch from Friday to Sunday. Located at the corner of Saint-Laurent and Marie-Anne, a varied and gourmet menu by Alejandro Vega awaits you. There is something for everyone! Eggs Benedict, croissant French toast, tostada, and more. Top it off with a glass—or even a pitcher!—of mimosa for the more festive mornings.

4328 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

Le P’tit Rustik

Le P’tit Rustik is a charming little establishment that serves good, simple food in the Plateau on Drolet Street, just north of Duluth. It has the same charm of a family-run establishment that you would find at the foot of a mountain, in Quebec as much as in the Alps. All year round, and during the week, you can enjoy very good brunches. We recommend the house specialty: the “bognettes”!

4057 Rue Drolet

Chez José

Located on Duluth Street, Chez José is a neighbourhood address not to be missed. Over the last 25 years, the establishment has forged an identity that is both unique and shaped by the lives of its many regulars. Almost every day (except for Wednesdays, when the restaurant is closed), the house offers a Portuguese-inspired breakfast. We love the Portuguese plate, which includes eggs, Portuguese chorizo and fried potatoes.

173 Avenue Duluth Est

Salon de thé cardinal

If you love tea, we strongly suggest you stop by the Cardinal Tea Room. Its decor brings you to another era. Scones, muffins and small sandwiches are offered as well as a choice of twenty teas. Perfect for a quiet morning in a relaxing atmosphere. Tea service is available on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 11am.  

5326 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

India Rosa

India Rosa is known for its Indian flavoured dishes and signature cocktails. The establishment also offers a weekend brunch menu, an innovative collaboration between Passé Composé and India Rosa. There is a vegetarian biryani, chana masala eggs, sweet chai spiced waffles… In other words, many delicious options to switch it up from the classic American breakfast. We also invite you to try their cocktails specially designed for brunch, for those who want to start their weekend on a festive note!

1241 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est

Le Sparrow

Sparrow is a neighbourhood bar in Mile End that offers gourmet brunches on weekends. Chef Jay Taylor prepares a small, well-crafted menu composed of several decadent dishes with Middle Eastern influences. Everything is absolutely delicious! You should also know that many of the baked goods are made at the Cardinal Tea Room. We love the place for its informal atmosphere and its flavourful cuisine!

5322 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

Patati Patata

Patati Patata is an unpretentious, “friterie de luxe” that has been serving delicious casse-croûte classics for over 20 years! Here, comfort food is served at all hours of the day. If you’re in the mood for a classic and decadent breakfast, this is the place to be. French toast, breakfast sandwiches, egg and meat plates, and more. Guaranteed good, simple food, every day. We also invite you to visit their second location, which backs onto the Jean-Talon Market.

4177 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
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