Written by Stephania Saridakis on 28.01.14

You can always assume that a restaurant will be good based simply on whether or not they have a line-up of people waiting to be seated. Approaching Régine Café-Brunch, not only was there a long line of people waiting to get in, but it also stretched out onto the street, at 10:00am, on a Saturday morning, in December. Don’t be discouraged though, anyone that’s been there before will tell you that it’s worth the wait and thanks to their spacious dining areas the turnover is rather quick. Both charming and chic, Régine falls nothing short of a culinary brunch experience; their décor, visually pleasing, is Baroque-influenced with feminine touches, like some of their velvet-upholstered seating for example. Upon being seated, you are welcomed with a complimentary smoothie shot of the day while you place your order. Although the menu is short, there are inventive brunch options promising generous portions packed with flavour. Regine has a little bit of everything for every kind of taste buds, and we mean that literally speaking. If you’re the indecisive kind you should try their A little bit of this and that plate, which lends to both the salty and sweet palate.  One thing on the “The Musts” list is the crumpets and homemade version of Nutella. Régine also supports local businesses like those of Fromagerie Atwater, Arhoma Bakery and uses the artisanal coffee roasts from Café St.Henri.

What’s on the menu?

The Champi: made up of two poached eggs, mamirolle cheese, mushrooms with sage and a red pepper compote, all served on a perfectly baked rustic style bread. The Pain Perdu: which consists of almond paste French toast, yogurt and white chocolate cream, plum compote, served on and topped with caramelized almonds. Brunch does not get more decadent than this. Inspired by the desired feeling of having an Aunt who wants to spoil you, “Aunt” Régine exceeds all expectations from décor to service and culinary dining. This cozy brunch spot will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and into Montreal’s Rosemont La Petite Patrie.

1840 Rue Beaubien Est, Montréal, QC H2G 1L6 ‎
(514) 903-0676

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