Brunch Suggestions in the Plateau and Mile-End

5 suggestions brunchs Plateau Mont-Royal Mile-End

Ah, brunch! Such a unique meal and phenomenon—especially in Montreal. In recent years, brunch has become an important part of the diets of Montrealers, young and old alike. Given its popularity, more and more restaurants are offering a brunch menu. To stand out, restaurateurs are constantly trying to innovate. The result is a multitude of options for brunching in good company on weekends. No complaints here! Whether we share this moment with friends or family, this hearty breakfast-lunch always keeps our hearts happy and our bellies full. That’s why we’ve prepared a list of our suggestions for brunches in the Plateau and Mile End.

These two Montreal neighbourhoods are well known for their overflowing offer of good gourmet addresses, and brunch restaurants are more than ever part of it. Between De Lorimier and Park Avenue, 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 addresses that serve brunch 7 days a week.

Special mention: Cardinal Tea Room. For tea lovers, we strongly suggest you stop by this tearoom. Its decor is truly unique and will transport you. Scones, muffins and small sandwiches are offered as well as a choice of twenty teas. Perfect for a relaxing morning in a beautiful space.

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
Montréal

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
Montréal
Kazamaza restaurant moyen-orient montreal

Kazamaza

Nestled on Park 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
Montréal

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
Montréal

larrys

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
Montréal

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
Montréal

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
Montréal

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
Montréal

Le Darling

Known for its unique décor and central bar, Le Darling also offers brunch on weekends. 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
Montréal

Le P’tit Rustik

Le P’tit Rustik is a charming little establishment on Drolet Street, just north of Duluth on the Plateau Mont-Royal, that serves good, simple food. 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 speciality: the “bognettes”!

4057 Rue Drolet
Montréal

L’Express

L’Express is a Montreal landmark. We often forget that the house offers a classic impeccable breakfast, so let us remind you: mimosas, fruit salads, toasts, brioche bread, croissants, French toast, smoked salmon bagel, eggs prepared as you wish, omelette, quiches, potatoes, coffee… Everything is there, and just as it should be! The French brasserie atmosphere also adds to the charm of the experience and the service is courteous, from morning to night.

3927 Rue Saint-Denis
Montréal

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 (with the exception of Wednesday 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
Montréal
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