Our brunch suggestions in the Plateau / Mile-End

5 suggestions brunchs Plateau Mont-Royal Mile-End

Ah, brunch! Such a unique time of day, perched between breakfast and lunch, (or even later if you feel like it); there are few brunches that are not unanimously appreciated. Whether we share this moment with friends or family, this hearty breakfast-lunch always fills our hearts and bellies.

Montreal’s Plateau and Mile End neighbourhoods are well known for their abundant supply of 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 we are always open to recommendations) presents our suggestions for brunch in the Plateau and Mile End.

The Mile End, which today is a very hip and trendy neighbourhood, has known different times. Indeed, the roots of the Mile-End knew poorer beginnings, and was home to many Jewish, Greek, and Portuguese immigrant families (among others).

The Plateau, on the other hand, has also experienced significant changes. At first being more rural, it became popular through the writings of Michel Tremblay, its unique and charming architecture, and the great diversity of inhabitants setting roots there. Of course, the neighbourhoods and their food offerings are a testament to their rich and multicultural history.

Breakfast serves many purposes: it brings people together, it is comforting, and can be very innovative. Whatever the experience you are looking for, you will be sure to find the right place, and above all to fill you up in this list of brunch spots. Let yourself heed the call of brunch!

If you are a brunch fanatic like us, you might also be interested in these lists: Classic brunches, Hearty breakfasts, Breakfast sandwiches, Best pancakes, or if you never get tired of brunch: 7 days a week!

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

Le Chien Fumant

At Le Chien Fumant, we brunch on revisited and comforting classics in a warm atmosphere. Chicken drumsticks, breakfast cheeseburger, pancakes, ribsteak, pork belly or two eggs and bacon; everything is good here. Note that for $20, you get unlimited mimosas (!) – what more could you ask for for a festive Sunday? Going to Le Chien Fumant is like being welcomed at a friends place who host and cook very, very well; always a lovely time.

4710 Rue de Lanaudière

Salon de thé cardinal

The Cardinal Tearoom is one of those magical places in Montreal. With an inviting and sophisticated atmosphere inspired by the 1920’s, the decor of the Tearoom is a true time-traveler’s paradise. With amazing scones, muffins, small sandwiches, a few specials, and nearly two dozen teas, breakfast here is elegant and always enjoyable. Perfect for a relaxed and classy brunch.

5326 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Kazamaza restaurant moyen-orient montreal


Nestled on Parc Avenue, KazaMaza is a delicious restaurant with Middle Eastern flavours at affordable prices. On Saturdays and Sundays, the restaurant offers irresistible brunches starting at 1pm that attract families and groups of friends who come for comforting dishes that are out of the ordinary. On the menu, you’ll find classic dishes that balance sweet and salty with exceptional flavours, transporting us to the Middle East.

4629 Avenue du Parc
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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 50’s, 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


Lawrence is one of Montreal’s most beautiful restaurants. In its colourful and charming decor, the establishment presents a succinct and perfectly executed brunch menu. The menu features breakfast and morning classics, each exceptionally prepared with fresh and unique ingredients.

9 Avenue Fairmount Est


Tucked at the corner of Fairmount and St-Laurent, Larry’s may be small but 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 the ideal meal. Changing with the seasons, we eat delicious and superbly composed plates, like their iconic breakfast sandwich that we never miss when we’re in the neighbourhood.

5201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

La Binerie Mont-Royal

La Binerie is an invitation to travel to Quebec’s past. 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 flavors, 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

Maison Publique

The English gastro-pub Maison Publique serves up excellent brunches between 10:30 am and 2 pm on weekends. The restaurant adapts its fine cuisine to the breakfast menu with an interesting and delicious combination of flavours. In sum, their brunch is refined and elegant.

4720 Rue Marquette

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