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A Dog-Friendly Café Will Soon be Serving Up Brunch Classics in Southwest Montreal

Ruby’s Café will welcome four-legged friends to weekend brunch service upon opening in May

Ruby’s Cafe / Supplied

Luxury dog-friendly hotel DOGGIEVILLE MTL will soon be home to a new first-floor brunch spot, Ruby’s Café.

A pet project (no pun intended) of Doggieville owner Tatiana Custode, who named the spot after her very own pup, Ruby’s will serve up an eclectic mix of hearty brunch classics, like avocado toast with cotija cheese and chipotle mayo and grilled cheese with pesto, goat cheese, pistachio and yogurt sauce. True to theme, Ruby’s will also offer a “sloppy dog” – pulled pork atop a brioche bun with cheddar – and a selection of dog-friendly treats. Coffee and smoothies are also on offer.

The spot is slated to open on or around May 20 for takeout in biodegradable containers, should all go as planned, says restaurant manager Fidel Vasquez (Liquid Chefs, India Rosa, Barranco), who calls the restaurant’s menu “very funky,” and “very trendy.” Vasquez himself is behind the vision for the menu’s cocktail offerings, while executive chef Arnaud Glay (Le Passé Composé) is handling food. All orders will be available for takeout until provincial COVID-19 restrictions are lifted to allow in-person dining.

The sprawling space seats 90 indoors and 100 outdoors on a terrasse on which Vasquez hopes to one day be able to host live DJs to accompany brunch service (no word yet on how the dogs will feel about that.)

The first-floor update comes just two years after Doggieville’s official opening, and will serve as a space for dog-owners to brunch guilt-free.

Ruby’s Café will open for brunch service at the end of May, operating from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday at 3824 Saint-Patrick Street.

Le Passé Composé

1310 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est, Ville-Marie, QC H2L 2A5 (514) 524-6663 Visit Website

India Rosa

1241 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, QC H2J 1Y2 (514) 543-1880 Visit Website