Within its European-style village, Mont-Tremblant has many restaurants, cafés, and bars. In fact, its après-ski spots are just as famous as its ski slopes. But the perfect way to start a day on the mountain is by stopping by one of these restaurants and filling up on breakfast or brunch.
Although casinos are usually reserved for gambling, Mont-Tremblant’s casino is also known for its brunch. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday, diners can enjoy a variety of delicious plates at Altitude Restaurant. There’s also a package deal that includes a mimosa on arrival. Brunch items available are omelettes, pastries, sweet crêpes, meat pie, and an assortment of cheeses. You may be rolling down the ski hill afterwards.
For a casual and inexpensive breakfast option, l’Arome Café Bistro is a great choice. Some of the menu options are eggs benedict, crêpes, omelettes and dishes featuring a combination of ingredients. Gratin de Popeye includes eggs, spinach, dried shallots, and cheese, while Assiette du Bûcheron features their homemade chutney and maple-beer ham, along with meatloaf, baked beans, spinach, and eggs.
Visit La Maison de la Crêpe – located in a renovated old house, hence the name – for a sweet or savory crêpe any time of day. Some of the tempting crêpe toppings include seafood, saffron bechamel sauce and cheese; smoked meat, bechamel sauce, sauerkraut and cheese; or mango purée, raisins, cardamom, whipped cream, toasted almonds and chocolate sauce. They also serve Starbucks® coffee, so if you need a fix when on holidays, they have got you covered.
The oldest café on the mountain, Au Grain de Café is perfect for a quick meal before hitting the mountain. Their continental menu includes the basics such as cereals, banana bread, muffins, freshly baked pastries (danishes, croissants, and turnovers) and eggs on an English muffin or bagel.
Located on picturesque Lac Tremblant, Restaurant La Quintessence is an excellent spot for cozy and romantic dining. The website states that diners can expect ‘Artfully blending styles and Laurentian flavors [as] the cuisine is rooted in French influences’. Two standout dishes are The Tremblant, a sandwich with house-smoked ham, egg, sliced onion bread and Wabassee cheese from Mont-Laurier, and the French toast with a pistachio-pecan caramel topping.
Located at Westin Tremblant, Gypsy Restaurant and Bar serves Spanish-inspired Mediterranean cuisine. They do a breakfast buffet during peak season and have a regular breakfast menu as well. One of the more enticing dishes is the chorizo wrap with scrambled eggs, cheddar, spinach, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa. On the sweet side, you can’t go wrong with the golden cinnamon rolls with banana and maple syrup.
Restaurant Le Saint-Louis is a family-owned business with a wonderful slogan: ‘Client one day, family member forever.’ It was the first restaurant in Mont-Tremblant to offer chaga tea cups with their breakfast. For the most important meal of the day, choose between crêpes, eggs benedict, bagels, croissants, grilled cheese sandwiches and so much more. Mimosas are also available.
Restaurant, Contemporary, Canadian, Vegetarian, French
With its location right on the slopes at the Fairmont Tremblant, Windigo is a great place for breakfast with mountain views. They serve a breakfast buffet every day of the week, but on the weekend, it doesn’t finish until 1 p.m., so it’s perfect for brunch. Some of the items on offer at the buffet include an assortment of meats, eggs benedict, waffles, made-to-order omelettes, and both a bread and bakery corner.