Written by Michelle Lawee on 02.04.15

With the holidays around the corner, there will surely be an influx of family in town. And while all the feasting is surely enjoyed and usually makes most people declare that they will never eat again, we all know that brunch is irresistible. So go on, get out of the house. Take that uncle/cousin/relative-that-you-don’t-know-how-you’re-related and feast at one of these Montreall.com faves.


The Sparrow
The Sparrow has an excellent selection for brunch, and not to mention brunch cocktails and homemade beignets that are on point.
5322 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1A5
(514) 507-1642

Arts Café
Arts Café serves up brunch food all day and there’s sure to be something for everyone: classics with a delicious twist. They also sell 49th Parallel coffee.
201 Avenue Fairmount Ouest, Montréal, QC H2T 2M8
(514) 274-0919

Café Parvis
If pretending you’re in a secret garden eating breakfast pizza and sipping delicious coffee sounds appealing, then Café Parvis might just be your brunch oasis.
433 Rue Mayor, Montréal, QC H3A
(514) 764-3589

All the breakfast classics are here, with even some that are bit quirky. At Fabergé, there’s something (and something delicious at that) for everyone.
25 Avenue Fairmount O, Montréal, QC H2T 2L9
(514) 903-6649

Le Passé Composé
If you’re after the classics in a relaxed and inviting environment, then a visit to Le Passé Composé is worth it. Unassuming as it is, their offerings are fresh and delicious.
950 Rue Roy E, Montréal, QC H2L 1E8
(514) 524-6663

L’Gros Luxe
Brunch is supposed to be fun and taste delicious. That’s what L’Gros Luxe is doing with their classic and fun brunch menu. And remember: Caesars are a must.
3807 Rue Saint-André, Montréal, Québec H2L 3V9
(514) 447-2227

Le Cartet
Brunch is always sure to impress at Le Cartet. Their amazing (and enormous) brunch plates are always up to par, especially with a side of Mimosa.
106 Rue McGill, Montréal, Québec H2Y 2E5
(514) 871-8887

Régine Café
Decadent brunch that will appeal to both the sweet and savoury breakfast eater is what you can expect at Régine Café. Oh, those crumpets.
1840 Rue Beaubien Est, Montréal, QC H2G 1L6 ‎
(514) 903-0676

There’s just something about eating the hot-off-the-stone buckwheat crepes from Spanel that makes us feel like we’ve gone on a mini getaway.
1960 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H3J 1M8
(514) 507-5017

NDG’s Prohibition knows what brunch is all about: delicious food that warms you up from the inside out. There is no such thing as gluttony when it comes to brunch.
5674 Avenue de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4A 1E4
(514) 481-8466

Beauty’s Luncheonette
Classics are classics for a reason. And sometimes it’s classic comforts from Beauty’s Luncheonette that you need on a busy weekend. To be noted: they will be serving up some of the best fried matzah throughout Passover.
93 Avenue du Mont-Royal Ouest, Montréal, QC H2T 2S5
(514) 849-8883

Saint-Henri’s gem, Ludger, is now serving up seasonal weekend brunch in a great atmosphere. And did we mention $4 mimosas?
4001 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H4C 1R3
(438) 383-3229

Sweet and salty offerings are always on the brunch menu at Ma’Tine. Keeping their dishes fresh and seasonal, the brunch here is sure to pique your interest in a fresh and welcoming space.
1310 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2A5
(514) 439-9969

A little less casual

Turkish breakfast anyone? Su, Verdun’s Turkish delight, is serving up a fresh and tasty brunch with all the trimmings.
5145 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1Y2
(514) 362-1818

Le Richmond
Not only is Le Richmond impressive as simply a venue, they’re now offering some pretty impressive brunch. Just try not to gawk while you have your mouth full.
377 Rue Richmond, Montréal, QC H3J 1T9
(514) 508-8749

Leméac can do no wrong at brunch time with dishes that you know and love. Spruced up for a weekend brunch, they’re sure to impress your eyes and stomachs.
1045 Avenue Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2V 2L1
(514) 270-0999

Keeping in line with British culinary tradition, the seasonal brunch menu at Lawrence is always delicious and always comforting.
5201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 2L9
(514) 503-1070

Barbounya is also doing delicious Turkish brunch, which is perfect for those who want little tasters of something different and of more than one thing. Go hungry.
234 Avenue Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N8
(514) 439-8858

Brasserie Bernard
If you’re after an NYC vibe that’s serving up the French bistro classics, then Brasserie Bernard will be right up your alley.
1249 Avenue Bernard, Montréal, QC H2V 1V7
(514) 508-5519

Les Enfants Terribles
Les Enfants Terribles is serving up brunch that is fun and fresh, not to mention delicious. Creative dishes are sure to satisfy at this Outremont gem.
1257 Avenue Bernard, Montréal, QC H2V 3M8
(514) 759-9918

Sel Gras
The Mile End hotspot, Sel Gras, is doing brunch with a creative twist. Serving up dishes that you know and love, and some that you’re bound to fall in love with.
5245 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1
(514) 564-1090

Atelier d’Argentine
Besides the fact that their brunch choices are delicious and flavourful, Atelier D’Argentine also offers bottomless Bloody Marias for $33. Yes, that is how brunch is done in good form.
355 Rue Marguerite d’Youville, Montréal, QC H2Y 2C4
(514) 287-3362

That swanky, fancy feeling

Maison Boulud
If you feel like treating yourself to an entire brunch experience that is different from the usual weekend tradition, a visit to Maison Boulud is definitely worth it. The ambiance, the food, and of course the mimosas will give you that “treat yourself” feeling.
1228 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3G 1H6
(514) 842-4224

The Queen Elizabeth (Le Montréalais)

The Queen Elizabeth has glamour and class written all over it. A classical music band walks around from table to table enchanting all guests, playing anything from the cello, the violin, and even an enchanting Spanish guitar.
900 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal, QC H3B 4A5
(514) 861-3511


Château Vaudreuil (Ristorante Villa d’Este)

Expect a chic environment and a series of musicians made up of a violinist, guitarist, and more. They have anything and everything you can think of at this buffet, from meats, to pastas, to eggs benedict and flambéed crêpes, along with a dessert buffet to die for.
21700 Route Transcanadienne, Vaudreuil, QC J7V 8P3
(450) 455-0955

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Leave the fussing to the chefs, take a sip of delicious coffee or of a refreshing mimosa, and enjoy your long weekend. Make sure to call any of these restaurants to confirm that they are in fact serving brunch on the day you want to go, or to find out about holiday specials or reservations.

Happy holidays!

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