We cannot say it enough: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To help you in this mission, here is a selection of restaurants offering delicious breakfasts. Choosing just one is not easy, as Montreal is full of fantastic places open for breakfast or brunch! Whether you crave the classic and comforting eggs-bacon-potatoes or are more attracted to the Sweet, the French style, the Healthy option or you want originality, whatever your preference there will be something for you among this list.
Beauty's Luncheonette is located in the heart of the Le Plateau, at the corner of St Urbain and Mont-Royal. This diner style restaurant has been delighting Montrealers with its classics since 1942. Whether on weekdays (open from 7am in the morning) or for weekend brunch, you can enjoy impressive dishes: pancakes, omelets, sausages, bacon, fried potatoes. The gourmets can accompany it all with a smoothie or the famous Beauty's Milkshake
Le Vieux vélo
A charming, cozy and relaxed coffee place in Rosemont-la Petite Patrie, Le Vieux-Vélo offers delicious breakfasts and brunch every weekday (except Monday) at a more than affordable price. Lovers of Eggs Benedict or vegan eggs, Vieux-vélo (old bike) and its trendy-cool spirit will charm you.
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Olive et Gourmando
Open every day from 8am, Olive et Gourmando awaits you in Old Montreal for a breakfast that is both simple and chic. A plate of homemade ricotta, a bowl of granola or a poached egg pannini are some of the dishes that will delight you. I also challenge you to resist the generous pastries on the counter.
Brunch? Of course! But a healthy one please! Every day from 11am, Liv'Salades lets you satisfy your cravings, without any guilty feelings, thanks to their dishes full of fresh, organic, seasonal ingredients. Avocado toast, chia pudding or healthy granola bowls are on the menu. With locations in Mile-end, Westmount, Sainte Catherine Street and at Centre Rockland, you have no more excuses!
Paulo et Suzanne
Paulo et Suzanne in the Ahuntsic district is open 24 hours a day and has been serving traditional Quebec dishes since 1980. You can start the day with their tasty breakfast sandwiches or a classic dish: egg, potatoes, baked beans and its meat variants, French toast, pancakes or waffles. If you have a good appetite in the morning, the place is also famous for its burgers and poutines
A must for brunch in Montreal! Located in the Village, Le Passé Composé is open from 8:30 am every day except Tuesday and offers a fresh, colourful, generous, sweet or savory bistro cuisine. The service is efficient and friendly, and the atmosphere is relaxed and trendy. Enjoy poached eggs on toast or grilled cheese with a good coffee. Be careful, there is often a line-up at the door!
From 8am on weekdays and 9am on weekends, the Bloom Café in Pointe St Charles offers you its colourful dishes: Breakfast buns, granola or waffles. Here all the ingredients are seasonal, local, organic and everything that is served is homemade. Vegetarian and vegan options are also on the menu.
Byblos Petit café
For a little escape, Byblos Petit Café located on Laurier Street offers a traditional Middle Eastern family cuisine. Breakfasts ("Sobhaneh" in Iranian) are made up of sweet tea, cheese and bread to which you can add jam, butter, halva (a dense pastry made with sesame butter), honey and milk. But you can also enjoy fried eggs or omelets! Open every day from 9am except Monday.
La grand-mère poule
With its rural décor, La Grand-Mère Poule (granny hen) offers breakfast every day from 6 or 7am to 3 pm. Located in the Rosemont-La petite Patrie district with a second location in Mont-St-Hilaire. On the menu: eggs and omelets of course, but also fruits, bagels, toast, pancakes and sweet and savory dishes. They even have a children's menu with teddy bear-shaped pancakes!
Looking for a tasty vegan brunch? Don't look any further! Located at the Jean Talon market, Gusta offers comforting gourmet dishes: "grilled-cheese", "smoked seitan" and other vegan poutines. A diet that is good for your body and the environment, and products that you can purchase at the store. Open at 11am on weekdays and from 10am on weekends.
Toi, Moi et café
With locations in Mile-End, Rosemère and Little Burgandy, Toi, Moi et Café is a reference in the art of espresso preparation, and offers a wide selection of organic and fair trade coffee. From 7am on weekdays or for weekend brunch, you will have the choice between omelets, eggs benedict, toast, bagel, croissant, fruit, French toast, homemade cakes, with supplements such as a chocolate and hazelnut sauce...just saying.
Located on Labelle Boulevard in Rosemère, Réveil-Matin is the place to enjoy a real morning feast! Coffee flavoured with raspberry or banana, fruits, cassolettes, eggs, yoghurts... Delicious homemade dishes, in a pleasant atmosphere with Latin music, to start the day in a good mood!
L'Express is an emblematic chic Parisian-style bistro located on Rue Saint-Denis. For breakfast, you can enjoy French classics. Open every day from 8am (10am on weekends), on the menu you will find: croissants, brioche bread, fruit salad, croque-monsieur... but also eggs, homemade sausages, bagels and much more. Why not accompany it with a champagne mimosa
Oeuf Plus offers a residents of the St. Jean sur Richelieu region a complete breakfast with dishes prepared with fresh ingredients. Eggs, pancakes, waffles but also omelettes, freshly squeezed juices and specialized coffees. Open 7 days a week between 6am and 3pm.
Le Grill-Pain, located in Repentigny opens its doors at 5:30 a.m. every day and offers you hearty dishes that satisfy your hunger and warm your heart: artisanal deli meats, casseroles, omelettes, breakfast sandwiches, French toast, pancakes, eggs benedict...all prepared on site and served in a warm, family atmosphere.
Le Lendemain d'Veille offers dishes inspired by classic Quebec breakfasts influenced by Tex-Mex and European cuisine, all in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Every day from 8am to 4pm, you can compose your breakfast plates with more than twenty side dishes, choose the garnishes for your eggs benedict, poutine or other comforting dishes.
The Olimpico Café and its charming sunny terrace are Mile End institutions. There are no big dishes here but enough to have a simple breakfast with a good coffee and a croissant or a pastry. The Olimpico is above all a coffee place with an atmosphere that is both joyfully electric and relaxed with a retro European vibe. And if you like to combine sports news and coffee, it's perfect!
Pür et Simple
It’s all in the name Pür et Simple: eggs, pancakes, smoothies, sandwiches, granola, sweet and savory dishes, in short, all the tasty and colourful dishes that you could want for a proper breakfast. With three locations, Laval, Dorval, and Saint-Hubert, this breakfast and lunch restaurant awaits you every day from 7am to 3pm - pure and simple!