Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Montrealers are people who take their breakfast and brunch quite seriously. Montreal’s brunch culture is one of the most unique in the world. Many Montrealers can’t wait for the weekend so that they can try a new breakfast spot. Whether you’re craving greasy comfort foods, a refined high-class dish, or just a quick coffee and croissant, these 5 spots are sure to hit the spot.


1. L’Oeufrier

L’Oeufrier is the proud creator of the breakfast poutine! This (legendary) Montreal franchise has a large menu (150 items!) of creative and delicious breakfast plates for every taste and diet. The restaurant is celebrated for its fast service and diverse offerings, making it a popular choice for a sit-down breakfast.



2. Toi, Moi et Café

Toi, Moi et Café is a beloved local chain known for its refined breakfast offerings.  It coffee and tea aficionados a haven from the busy world with a bistro-style decor and laid-back ambiance. Established in 1995 in Mile End, they rapidly became a reference in the art of the espresso, and a pioneer in the fair trade commerce offering still the largest selection of premium fair trade and organic beans in Canada. It’s a cozy cafe with a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a top-quality latte and engaging in conversation. It continues to be a preferred destination for a leisurely dine-in breakfast or brunch experience.



3. L’Avenue (Rue Notre Dame)

Now with several locations across Montreal and Laval, L’Avenue has long been a favorite for its bold and imaginative breakfast and brunch offerings. From caramelized apple, bacon, and cheddar pancakes to Mexican-inspired eggs benedict, L’Avenue maintains a unique charm with its vibrant ambiance and graffiti-decorated walls, ideal for a memorable dine-in experience. With its eccentric plates, creative menu, generous portions, festive atmosphere, and outstanding service, L’Avenue is a must-visit for Montreal foodies!





4. Olive + Gourmando

Olive + Gourmando is a cafe, restaurant, and bakery trio with a small and refined menu appropriate for omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike. Mostly featuring sandwiches, salads, drinks, and desserts, Olive + Gourmando prepares hearty, healthy comfort food with an inventive twist. Olive + Gourmando has perfected its menu, so you know that no matter what you are craving, it’ll be delicious. Their two decades of experience and adventures have led them to create an Olive + Gourmando cookbook, so you can learn how to recreate some of your favorites at home. However, they have kept some items secret that you will have to visit the restaurant downtown to try.



5. Beauty’s

Ask any local; you can’t go wrong with Beauty’s classic Montreal breakfast dishes. Located on Mont-Royal West, Beauty’s opened its doors in 1942 and has kept the retro 1942’s decor and atmosphere. Try their trademark Mish-Mash, which is an omelet with salami, green pepper, fried onions, hot-dog, and a side of Beauty’s classic home fries and a bagel. Otherwise, their menu features just about every classic brunch food, including just about every way you can cook an egg, pancakes, sandwiches, burgers, waffles, french toast, and more. Remember to come with an appetite since Beauty’s is known for its generous plate sizes.

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