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Best Brunch in Montreal

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By Kassandra Brochu

Mar 01, 2018

We can all agree that everyone enjoys a good brunch surrounded by good company on a Sunday morning or afternoon. What’s better than to start your Sunday by filling up your belly with delicious brunch items and then enjoy the rest of the fabulous day before starting the week again. Here is a list of our favorite places for brunch in Montreal.

Mauvais Garçons

Mauvais Garçons has made a name for itself among our favorite Griffintown restaurants. With its concept of a sharing menu, there is always a nice and friendly atmosphere. They offer delicious reinvented brunch classics at an affordable price. Their specially designed brunch cocktails will get you back on your feet if you've had a crazy night out.


Le Gras Dur

Mostly known for their decadent Food Trucks, the owners of Gras Dur are no exception to the rule by serving hearty and comforting dishes. Their all you can eat brunches served on Saturdays and Sundays are a hit with connoisseurs and promise not to leave you hungry. Despite the fact that the restaurant is called Gras Dur, healthier options are offered on the menu.


Le Passé Composé

Passé Composé quickly becomes that kind of place where you feel good, where you feel as if you were welcomed home. Located in a charming little local, we find a menu that is sought after, but simple and incredibly tasty. The way they are plating takes us out of our traditional breakfast habits. I strongly advise you to try it in the summer, because their terrace is a small paradise.



Foiegwa was already well known in Saint-Henri district for its delicious French cuisine served at night. It is in a more festive atmosphere that they receive you since the establishment is reserved for patrons of 18 years old and older. Go ahead and enjoy their mimosas with freshly squeezed orange juice, a Steak & Egg and the best Chicken and waffles in town!



Formerly known as UQAM's Bistro Sanguinet, Ginkgo has been reborn under a whole new look and vibe. Its new modern decor greatly enhances the space surrounded by windows in which they are installed. Offering bottomless mimosas for $ 20, this is the perfect place for a festive brunch with friends. There is also a menu with more traditional options available at very affordable prices.


Rosélys –Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth

Newly renovated, the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth brings fresher air with its brand new art deco restaurant; the Rosélys. With their all-you-can-eat brunch concept, let yourself be charmed by an entirely different way of savoring this morning pleasure. Divided into several service areas in the dining room, you are offered among other exquisite pieces of meat, tasty seafood and pastries to fill your plates as many times as you want.


Régine Café

Located in the heart of Rosemont neighborhood, the Régine Café probably lives a love story with all the people who have already been there. Its charming decor mixing Victorian and rural elements make us want to spend hours there. The service offered will be beyond your expectations, they are even serving a small shooter of freshly squeezed juice when you arrive. For those with a sweet tooth, the pastries tasting tray is to die for.


Chez Lionel

This well-known bistro/pub in Boucherville offers an accessible but refined menu. They are serving the perfect "comfort food" to fill the belly of all your friends or family on a Sunday morning. Their rustic, modern and warm interior design promises to make you have a good time while savoring a breakfast-style burger and other gourmet pleasures.


Chez Bouffe

This Hochelaga-Maisonneuve hidden gem has been very popular for many years now. The small bistro-style location welcomes you in a unpretentious and pleasant atmosphere. Since its menu is displayed on a chalk board, it is often subject to change which allows you to always try new dishes when you go. There is usually a variety of waffles, casseroles and breakfast poutines.



If you want to try an authentic Mediterranean brunch, Barbounya is perfect for you. Their Turkish specialties will make you travel to the land of flavors and smells. We find typical dishes of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine somewhat revisited to offer you a perfect combination of exquisite taste. The brunch menu is 16.50$; a sharing platter including a ricotta and tomatoes salad, olives, a cheese named Kaymak served with honey and one choice of a main course per person. What are you waiting for to try it?



It is in a large glass room that the Réveil-Matin welcomes you to prepare you tasty and nutritious brunches. They serve your favorite classics in generous quantities so you can start your day right. You’ll find a lot of choices on the menu that will appeal to both the sweet tooth or those who prefer salty dishes as well as those who like to eat healthier. The large garage doors open in the summer so you can  enjoy the sun and makes you feel like you are eating on a terrace.


Invitation V Bistro Végane

The vegan options for brunch are not that common, so it's obvious that the Invitation V Bistro Végane is really appreciated when it comes to the combination of Sunday brunch and vegan diet. It is interesting to be able to try this style of morning menu, with an excellent quality/price ratio. We find on the menu colorful and tasty plates that make us completely rethink the idea of ​​a brunch. According to the regulars, the scrambled tofu is unbeatable!


Les affamés

The bruches served at Les Affamés could fit into a more "fancy" brunch category. Without going into something inaccessible, we notice when we go through the menu that there is a lot of work behind the dishes and that it is not the kind of place that we see a traditional « 2 eggs with bacon » option. It is in a small location in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve that Les Affamés prepares pudding, zucchini crepes or a lamb breakfast poutine.


Le Bon Vivant

Already highly appreciated for its evening menu, Le Bon Vivant is a dream destination for « comfort food » lovers. The service offered by the employees is friendly and professional, perfect for your morning "mood". The use of local products is one of the highlights of the restaurant, the meat dishes are unbeatable in terms of quality and flavor. The Huevos Racheros, a traditional Mexican breakfast, is also an item of the brunch menu that is highly appreciated.



Rosewood offers a simple and unpretentious menu featuring slightly reinvented classics that are perfect for satisfying our cravings for eggs, bacon and breakfast potatoes! It is in a festive atmosphere that Rosewood welcomes us by offering bottomless mimosas for only 25$. They could be classified as one of the must-go places for brunch in the Old Port of Montreal.


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