Nearly everyone in Montreal has gone to Soubois to party (if you’re into the supper club scene, that is). But have you ever gone in the light of day? Well, to be fair, it is underground… so daylight doesn’t have much of a chance. But what would you say if we told you that Soubois is opening its doors on the weekends for a delicious brunch? We’d say “How soon can we go?”
The interior design at Soubois is breathtaking. You really feel like you’re entering an underground enchanted forest, with trees in the middle of the room and beautiful murals depicting a mesmerizing wonderland. Bonus: there’s even a hidden speakeasy behind a grand bookcase.
Nothing says boozy brunch like, well, booze, and Soubois (being a supper club by night) doesn’t disappoint. They have a few signature mimosas (forget the typical champagne and orange juice) and the classic Bloody Caesar with a Soubois twist (can you say hangover drink?).
And don’t worry. They have coffee. Lattes, cappuccinos, you name it. Coffeeholics can now breathe a sigh of relief.
Now for the food. Brunch at Soubois is obviously going to be glamorous, so expect lobster, golden salmon, and truffle on the menu. The menu has a good balance of different dishes, so whether you’re craving something salty or sweet, they’ve got you covered.
Our absolute favourite dish is the Labrador tea pancakes with ricotta and wild blueberries ($17). Piled high with fluffy ricotta on top, the dish was fabulous. It’ll even be a favourite for those who generally shy away from sweet come brunch!
The Lingot Lox Deluxe ($24) comes as a side for you to share, and here is where the glamour comes in. The smoked salmon is covered in gold and stuffed with cream cheese, with caviar topping the small mound. Bagels are served on the side. This is giving the traditional bagel and lox a new twist!
Finally, the Compton grilled cheese with truffle and white ham ($28) is another winner. The bread is lightly grilled and the cheese is ooey and gooey. The truffle taste is prevalent, giving your typical grilled cheese a little extra oomph!
If you want to check out Soubois but aren’t down for the nightlife side of it, give them a try for weekend brunch, and have a fabulous morning out!
Photos by Patricia Brochu.