For Montrealers, the brunch culture is omnipresent. On the weekends, it is not uncommon to see people waiting in line at their favorite restaurant waiting to eat a delicious brunch.
Did you know that the term brunch comes from the contraction between "breakfast" and "lunch"? This meal is for all those late mornings that we all like to have on the weekend.
New to the brunch concept are the bottomless mimosas (all you can drink), high-end buffets, and fusions combining different types of cuisine.
Here is a selection of restaurants to add to your list of best places to visit in Montreal, Laval, and the South Shore!
4323 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, H1V 1K5
The brunches offered by Bagatelle Bistro in Montreal are known for their lively atmosphere and delicious menu. Their selection of dishes is varied, ranging from classics like eggs Benedict to original creations like waffles topped with maple syrup and crispy bacon.
355 Boul. de Maisonneuve O, Montréal, H3A 1L6
Located in the new HONEYROSE hotel, Commodore Restaurant is a brunch destination in Montreal. Brunch is available only on weekends, offering a delicious selection of tasty dishes. On weekdays, Commodore Restaurant also offers breakfasts to get the day off to a good start. Whether you're looking for a gourmet weekend brunch or a weekday lunch, Commodore Restaurant will satisfy your taste buds with its varied menu and warm atmosphere.
2215 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, H2G 1M8
La Limette, a Mexican restaurant on Beaubien E, offers a unique fusion of brunch and Mexican cuisine. The dishes on offer are a perfect balance between traditional Mexican flavors and Quebec brunch classics. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and delicious Mexican specialties, all in an enchanting setting.
5308 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montréal, H2T 1S1
A brunch that combines local, seasonal, and Quebec products, we say yes! On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, you'll find succulent options like eggs Benedict, crispy chicken burgers, and seasonal variations. We strongly suggest that you go during the Sugar Shack season, their sugar shack menu is decadent!
900 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal, H3B 4A5
If you fancy a decadent and sophisticated brunch, Roselys offers nothing less than a buffet with the best products every Sunday. The menu includes salad bar, cheese, charcuterie, raw bar, pizzeria, pastries, breakfasts, seasonal hot dishes, desserts, and more. Select the service of your choice (11:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.) and be greeted with a mimosa to start your day.
Places where you can brunch for under $20, with filter coffee included, are becoming increasingly rare. In Montreal, Granby and Saint-Hyacinthe, you'll find Dame Tartine restaurants. They offer a wide range of vegetarian, vegan, keto, gluten-free and carnivorous options. Don't miss their homemade juices!
3900 Rue Wellington, Montréal, H4G 1V3
1840 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, H2G 1L6
These two restaurants give you the opportunity to relive those memorable moments. Régine is on Beaubien East, while Janine is ideally located on Wellington in Verdun. The 2 addresses await you for a hearty lunch or brunch. Whether you're looking for delicious pastries or large plates, you'll be spoilt for choice. Gros jambon, veggie brunch, waffles and fried chicken or grilled-cheese are just some of the dishes available for grown-ups. A children's menu is available under the name "P'tits Guidous".
1188 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, H3A 1H6
Every Sunday, this Mediterranean-inspired gourmet resto-café offers decadent brunches without reservations. Located in the historic Maison Alcan building, we love the decor, the aesthetics of the dishes, and the flavors presented.
751 Rue Jarry E, Montreal, H2P 1W3
A must in Villeray is Fanfare Brunch. The menu was designed and prepared by chef/owner Julien Laporte. Under the same roof is their bakery, so all bread and pastries are made entirely on-site. Only the finest ingredients are used, most of them organic and sourced from local artisans. Specialties include omelette, eggs Benedict, Fanfare burger, savory pudding and croque-madame croissant. Lunch is available Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30 am to 2 pm. In summer, you can even eat outside on their magnificent terrace.
At Tsak-Tsak, you can enjoy the classics as well as dishes with a Malagasy twist. For those who like to eat something spicy, add their own sauce made on the spot. A delight! It is, by the way, on sale if you wish to have some at home.
940 Place Île des Moulins, Terrebonne/Lachenaie, J6W 4N7
If you're in Terrebonne, one of the not-to-be-missed Sunday brunches is at Bâtiment B. We particularly like the feast brunch including a mimosa and several dishes to share. A beautiful market cuisine is served in a historic building on Île des Moulins in Terrebonne and a terrace with a magnificent view of the Mille-Îles River.
This Masala Resto-Bar located on the Plateau and now in Griffintown is a must for any Indian food lover. In collaboration with the chef from Passé Composé, they have created a menu that combines Indian and Quebec flavours. This is how we find eggs benedict butter chicken, curried lamb, or the Malai Kofta pistachio.
With two locations, one on Masson and one on Saint-Jacques in Saint-Henri, they offer brunches cooked by a French chef: Mathieu. They have the mandate to have a positive impact on the local economy and the environment by using products from meticulously selected producers.
4621 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, H4C 1S5
This famous restaurant with revisited Jewish cuisine, in the Saint-Henri neighborhood, is highly appreciated by Montrealers. Be sure to enjoy their delicious brunches on Saturdays and Sundays. Please note that they don't take reservations.
3208 Boulevard Saint-Martin O, Laval, H7T 1A1
One of the classics in Laval is definitely the Déjeuner Cosmopolitain with its European decor and generous plates. Pair it with a smoothie with freshly squeezed fruit or the cocktail of your choice!
5002 Chemin de la Cote-des-Neiges, Montréal, H3V 1G6
Open in 1952, the Duc de Lorraine is the oldest French pastry shop in Montreal. Find the traditional recipes of the chefs in viennoiseries, macaroons, pastries, cakes and dishes, and much more. Weekday brunches are served from 6:30 a.m. to noon and on weekends until 3 p.m.
8840 Boulevard Leduc, Brossard, J4Y 0G4
If you are in Quartier Dix30 or the surrounding area, we suggest that you place an order for an exotic and modern breakfast or lunch. At this restaurant, there is definitely no shortage of choice, as there is a real possibility to vary your meals according to your desires at the moment. They also serve dinners for people who don't want brunch.
705 Rue Ste-Catherine O, Montréal, H3B 4G5
Located in the Village, this restaurant is one of the most popular in the city. It is strongly recommended to make a reservation before coming. The portions are very generous and the chef-owner Arnaud Glay is known for the originality of his recipes.
2201 Rue Fleury, Montréal, H2B 1K5
Located in Ahuntsic, this little jewel is perfect for your breakfasts and lunches. The menu is diversified and the portions are generous, as we like them! Discover, every week, their different table d'hôte menus. 4 choices of original dishes are offered for dinner from Monday to Friday and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Turkish restaurant in Mile End and now in Laval is a perfect place to try new dishes for lunch on the weekend. They offer both sharing and individual options with tasty homemade bread. Don't forget to make a reservation before you go to avoid the wait.