Another great thing about brunch are the people you spend it with and the mood you're in. Sometimes a little tired, after a long night out, cozy, good conversation and it seems that the light of day shining into the restaurant puts you in a better mood. It's never too loud (well depends where) and when you fall on a great place, that food in your tummy makes everything better. Especially if you had a little bit of a rough night the evening before.
In Montreal, I have fallen on some excellent brunch places. My favorites are Le Cartet in Old Montreal. See my plate below - Eggs, Bacon, Ham, Beans, Potato. Classic. Simple. Delicious.
I also tried Griffintown Cafe on Notre-Dame and had their huevos divorciados, which were absolutely delicious. They have "music" nights 3 times a week, 1 on Tuesday (country, bluegrass), 1 on Thursday (jazz) and 1 on Friday (Blues).
Another place I have been going to for years, but I haven't been in a while is Beautys on St-Urbain. Beautys makes some excellent simple breakfasts with mouth-watering shakes. I end up always having the classic - eggs, sausage, bacon with a bagel and cream cheese. The line-up can be somewhat of a pain, but it's a staple in Montreal. You can even go alone, sit at the counter and enjoy your breakfast with a magazine, newspaper! The owner has been the owner forever and still greets you at the door. Priceless.
|Found this painting of the place by Carole Spandeau|
My goal for the 2011, is to try all 10 places, which means to go back to the places I have been to before and actually rate them! First one on my list - Byblos le Petit Cafe. I'm excited for this project! L'Avenue also happens to be a favorite of mine, but if it weren't for those line-ups!!!
So, if you have any other great brunch places that you like, let me know! I'll try them out and review them on this website! Keep your eyes open for a Byblos review soon (hopefully..!)
Have a nice Sunday! And, happy brunching!