Written by Tania Schiliro on 04.02.14

Breakfast joints in Montreal are nothing close to scarce. We decided to list some of the top breakfast and brunch spots in the city for your enjoyment. If you’re looking to liven up your morning with a colourful brunch, then you should definitely hit up any one of these five spots. Some Montréal flavour, coming right up!

The people at Le Passé Composé have definitely mastered the art of food presentation. Their concept: bringing new life to brunch classics like waffles or French toast—and they’re damn good at it! A typical French bistro offering fresh, delicious dishes in a cozy and trendy atmosphere. Check out the paintings and photos on the walls, they’re all from local artists.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Tues: CLOSED
Wed-Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


The originality of their dishes is what differentiates Régine Café. Scotch Eggs, homemade gravlax cured in Jägermeister and bone-in ham cooked in beer is only the beginning. Their baked goods are also a must-have—cinnamon buns, scones and brioche bread all prepared fresh in-house. This place embodies Montréal’s culture by serving a variety of local flavours in a charming, creative and retro atmosphere.

Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Weekend: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

L’Avenue is definitely one of Montréal’s hot spots and—with over 20 varieties—has arguably the best eggs Benedict in the city. A bustling breakfast joint where you can sit back with some friends and enjoy some great food, while listening to The Doors. The decor is nothing short of amazing—graffiti on the wall, a Harley hanging from the ceiling and bathrooms that’ll have you spending more time in there than at the table (you’ll understand once you see them).

Opening Hours:
Sun-Wed: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thurs-Sat: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Fabergé is synonymous with Montréal. A laid-back place with a fun décor, perfect for a brunch among friends or a significant other. Some of their specialties include fried chicken and waffles, Egg-in-the-Hole or their famous breakfast poutine. You can even order up a bottle of sparkling wine and spice up your morning with some refreshing mimosas. Come summer, keep an eye out for their food truck!

Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Weekend:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Beautys Luncheonette has been drawing the crowds since 1942. A Montréal icon, this is a go-to place if you’re looking for fresh, delicious, homemade food with no frills. Beautys serves up a classic vintage diner experience and some great specialties. The must-haves: the Mish-Mash omelette—hot dog, salami, green peppers and fried onions—and the Beautys Special—cream cheese, smoked salmon, tomato and onion on a bagel. You can’t leave without trying one of their smoothies…

Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Weekend: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

From laid-back to trendy, these spots can all serve up a great brunch. Whether you’re an early bird or a late-sleeper, we guarantee they’ll be worth the lineup.

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