Restaurant L’Avenue is a breakfast place known for its cool graffitied walls and lovely personal touches. On arrival you will be presented with a fruit skewer and watermelon-infused water. Portions are very large and there’s a big range to choose from, from pancakes to sweet and salty eggs benedict. The menu is in French only so it is best to bring a dictionary if you can’t speak the language.
922 avenue du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 523 8780
Fabergé is a small restaurant that offers delicious and unique menu options. A house special is the ‘eggs in a hole’. Other dishes to be recommended are fried chicken, waffles, and poutine matinale. Old cartoons play in the background, creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
25 Avenue Fairmount O, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 903 6649
Les Folies is a small and cozy restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. It’s an ideal place if you want a quiet breakfast. Here, the focus is on good food. The menu isn’t extensive but the portions are generous. Return for dinner if you want to try their evening menu and listen to some DJs play.
701 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est., Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 528 4343
Fairmount Bagel Bakery
Fairmount Bagel Bakery is very popular, infamous for their outstandingly mouth-watering, freshly baked bagels. Google them and you will find hundreds of customers writing extremely good reviews about their food. They are open 24/7 and are willing to ship their bagels throughout Canada and the US overnight.
74 Fairmount West, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 272 0667
St-Viateur Bagel Shop
Competing with Fairmount for best bakery in Plateau Mont-Royal is the St-Viateur Bagel Shop. Also open 24/7, St-Viateur is a landmark destination serving delicious Montreal-style bagels. New York bagels don’t come close to what this store serves. As with Fairmouth, this is not a place to have a sit-down brunch, but who needs seats when the food is so tasty?
263 Rue Saint Viateur O, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 0276 8044
Beautys Luncheonette was born out of the success of Bancroft Snack Bar, first purchased in 1942 by Hymie and Freda Sckolnick. Freda started serving lunches at Bancroft and, through popular demand, lunches became brunches, so the story goes. The breakfast diner is now run by 90-year-old Hymie and his son Larry. It remains as popular as ever.
93 Mont-Royal West, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 849 8883
Arepera du Plateau
Arepera du Plateau describe themselves as a ‘meat lover, vegan, vegetarian, Venezuelan and gluten free’ restaurant. They serve delicious vegan arepas and black bean soup. Arepera is a great place for vegetarians, anyone with a gluten allergy, and trilingual customers, the staff speak French, Spanish, and English here. The restaurant itself is a brightly colored, lively space.
4050 Rue de Bullion, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 508 7267
Le Vieux Vélo
Le Vieux Vélo is an adorable little café in Plateau Mont-Royal. Their prices are low and their coffee is excellent. They offer soya milk and other gluten-free options for those with allergies. A great place for a relaxed breakfast or brunch.
59 Beaubien est., Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 439 5595
On the border of Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile End lies Hof Kelsten. The bakery is known for Chief Executive Jeffrey Finkelstein’s baked goods. He has worked at some of the top restaurants around the world including Toqué, French Laundry, and Per Se. All in all, Hof Kelsten is a very hip and tasty café with an excellent selection of design magazines to peruse through whilst you eat your breakfast.
4524 Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 649 7991
Universel Déjeuners et Grillades
Universel is one of the fancier places we’re suggesting for your brunch. A resto-bar, breakfast here is served until 5pm in a modern space with a heated terrace. On arrival, your waiters will give you a newspaper of your choice and present you with a menu of items ranging from eggs benedict with salmon to burgers.
2055, rue Peel, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 840 7136