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18 Montreal Brunch Spots Worth Planning Your Weekend Around

Feast on maple syrup-soaked ricotta blueberry pancakes, silky rice noodles, and a Turkish breakfast platter

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Montreal certainly isn’t as famous for its brunch as its nightlife, but it has lots to offer in the morning and early afternoon hours. Of course, there are our world-renowned bagels (24-hour shops mean these double as a late-night snack) and inimitable old-school diners, but recent years have brought a flurry of other options dishing out miraculous pairings of pancakes, potatoes, eggs, and so much more.

Looking for the latest arrivals on Montreal’s brunch scene? There’s a map for that over here. And here’s one covering the city’s weekday breakfast options, too.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Arthurs

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4621 Notre-Dame O, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 757-5190
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Self-described “nosh bar,” Arthurs grounds its offering in all things Jewish. From latke smorgasbord to a Moroccan toast with poached egg, spiced chickpeas, and tahini, its dishes have roots in Sephardic, Ashkenazi, and Mizrahi traditions. A small but mighty brunch menu is available weekends only, but an array of equally impressive sandwiches and breakfast items are available all week long.

2. Archway

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3683 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1V1, Canada
(514) 766-3609
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Vegan brunch in Verdun looks like sheet-pan pancakes drizzled in dulce de leche; eggs Benedict, but with a corn-chipotle Hollandaise and jackfruit “bulgogi”; or burritos filled with tofu, sweet potatoes, and what many regard as some very well-executed faux bacon. Round the meal out with a smoothie, like the pink ginger, with dragon fruit, beets, lemon and orange juice, maple syrup, and ginger; or the chipmunk, with banana, cashew, cacao, and plenty of coconut.

3. Foiegwa

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3001 Rue Notre Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1N9, Canada
(438) 387-4252
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Foiegwa offers a hangover brunch on overdrive Friday through Sunday. Its cheeseburger with demi-glace is great for sopping up any residual alcohol from the night before, and the same goes for options like the breakfast sandwich, croque monsieur, and its decadent, maple syrup-soaked ricotta blueberry pancakes.

4. Le Café Bloom

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1940 Rue Centre, Montréal
QC H3K 1J2, Canada
(514) 508-2313
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Open daily (except Mondays), Café Bloom leans local and low-key with its offering of herby “green eggs,” veggie pâté tartines, and breakfast brioche sandwiches. Come weekends, it adds a series of Belgian waffle options, and a scrambled eggs plate served with merguez sausage, rapini, labneh, and sourdough bread from top-notch Little Burgundy bakery Miette.

5. Yin Ji Chang Fen

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1861 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal
QC H3H 1M2, Canada
(514) 932-3621
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Montreal’s first outpost of longstanding Chinese restaurant chain Yin Ji Chang Fen rapidly won over the downtown dining crowd after opening in 2021. Head to the Ste-Catherine Street spot for an offering of dim sum dishes, warming congee, and silky rice noodle rolls filled with shrimp, pork, beef, and more — a Cantonese breakfast classic.

6. MARCUS Restaurant + Lounge

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1440 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal
QC H3G 1Z5, Canada
(514) 843-2525
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For an impossibly chic weekend brunch in Montreal there’s little competition: Marcus Samuelsson’s Four Seasons Hotel restaurant is it. Expect eggs Benedict with red wine-glazed ham and mustard hollandaise, a lobster omelette draped in Gruyère, a slick brunch cocktail list, and on the last Saturday of the month, live (and lively) performances by Montreal’s Imani Gospel choir — all in a striking Zebulon Perron-designed space.

7. Olive & Gourmando

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351 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
QC H2Y 2A7, Canada
(514) 350-1083
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This 25-year-strong restaurant from Dyan Solomon and Eric Girard is a quintessential Montreal eat and enduring brunch staple. Open for breakfast all week long, serving a poached egg panini, sweet or savoury ricotta on toast, and flaky pastries galore, come weekend, an orange and currant brioche served with labneh, blueberries, and maple syrup, and a sandwich that packs a buttermilk biscuit with aged cheddar, ham, and peach jam gets added to the mix.

8. Bar George

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Le Mount Stephen, 1440 Rue Drummond, Montréal
QC H3G 1V9, Canada
(514) 669-9243
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From 300-year-old stained glass windows to 22 carat gold fixtures, this is the place to go for what is easily Montreal’s most show-stopping brunch setting. Bar George is located in the Mount Stephen Hotel, where it’s serving duck confit hash, lobster eggs Benedict, and a full English breakfast with black pudding, sausage, and mushrooms.

9. Dandy

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244 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal
QC H2Y 1L9, Canada
(514) 289-9996
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Stylish and sunny Old Montreal haunt Dandy has been checking boxes left and right since opening in 2019. Three years later, owner and chef Michael Tozzi continues to draw snaking queues with his not-to-be-missed ricotta pancakes and exquisite buttermilk fried chicken.

10. Pub Wolf & Workman

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139 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
QC H2Y 1Z5, Canada
(514) 737-1787
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From the same team that created Burgundy Lion and Bishop & Bagg, this Old Montreal spot draws inspiration from the taverns of London. Expect a wide range of hearty pub plates, with brunch options including a full English breakfast and a Howard Scotch egg.

11. Leméac

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1045 Av. Laurier O, Outremont
QC H2V 2L1, Canada
(514) 270-0999
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Looking for a spot to brunch that delivers the same fancy feels you’d get when dining out at night? Head to this Outremont brasserie for a menu overflowing with French-leaning brunch classics, and what is widely considered some of the best pain perdu (French toast) the city has to offer.

12. Beauty's Restaurant

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93 Avenue du Mont-Royal O, Montréal
QC H2T 2S5, Canada

The one, the only: This longstanding diner and iconic home of the Special and Mish-Mash has been in the breakfast game since 1942. Its founder Hymie Sckolnick was a local legend, and now that the restaurant has reopened with a refreshed look, his legacy lives on — with a new outdoor mural to boot.

13. Junior

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1964 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 944-8636
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Open since 2014, Junior delivers coconut waffles, fried chicken, and longanisa sausages with aplomb out in Griffintown. It’s a stellar Filipino brunch option in a city otherwise short on them.

14. Le Vieux Velo

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59 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1R1, Canada
(514) 439-5595
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Le Vieux Velo is as close as you will get to a deliciously unfussy brunch that isn’t a full-fledged greasy spoon affair. All forms of eggs Benedict and hollandaise sauce are its specialty, but the lunches are just as good.

15. Le Sparrow

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5322 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1S1, Canada
(514) 507-1642
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Make your way to Sparrow for a bountiful Turkish breakfast platter piled with feta, olives, soft-boiled egg, flatbread, walnuts, merguez, and more. For something more compact, there’s a breakfast banh mi with choice of slow-roasted pork belly or grilled eggplant, or a naan B.E.L.T.

16. Larrys

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5201 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1S4, Canada
(514) 503-1070
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Though Mile End hangout Larrys may be the poster child for natural wines and small plates, it’s also got a brunch-worthy breakfast offering. Open from 9 a.m. Tuesday to Sunday, its menu features a spectacular breakfast sandwich, scones with jam and clotted cream, and relative to the pancake: pikelets.

17. Réservoir

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9 Av. Duluth E, Montréal
QC H2W 1G7, Canada
(514) 849-7779
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The food is on point at this Duluth Avenue microbrewery — and that includes weekend brunch, when they’re known to sling deviled eggs, French toast with apples and white chocolate, and a shallot pie with sour cream. Make it boozy with a mimosa or michelada.

18. Le Passé Composé

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1310 Boul. de Maisonneuve E, Montréal
QC H2L 2A5, Canada
(514) 524-6663
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This Village destination from Montreal brunch doyen Arnaud Glay has amassed a legion of fans who’ve stuck with the restaurant even after its Plateau exit in 2016. From poached eggs with foie gras to Panko French toast, expect rich, hearty variations on brunch staples.

1. Arthurs

4621 Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC, Canada

Self-described “nosh bar,” Arthurs grounds its offering in all things Jewish. From latke smorgasbord to a Moroccan toast with poached egg, spiced chickpeas, and tahini, its dishes have roots in Sephardic, Ashkenazi, and Mizrahi traditions. A small but mighty brunch menu is available weekends only, but an array of equally impressive sandwiches and breakfast items are available all week long.

4621 Notre-Dame O, Montreal
QC, Canada

2. Archway

3683 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1V1, Canada

Vegan brunch in Verdun looks like sheet-pan pancakes drizzled in dulce de leche; eggs Benedict, but with a corn-chipotle Hollandaise and jackfruit “bulgogi”; or burritos filled with tofu, sweet potatoes, and what many regard as some very well-executed faux bacon. Round the meal out with a smoothie, like the pink ginger, with dragon fruit, beets, lemon and orange juice, maple syrup, and ginger; or the chipmunk, with banana, cashew, cacao, and plenty of coconut.

3683 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1V1, Canada

3. Foiegwa

3001 Rue Notre Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1N9, Canada

Foiegwa offers a hangover brunch on overdrive Friday through Sunday. Its cheeseburger with demi-glace is great for sopping up any residual alcohol from the night before, and the same goes for options like the breakfast sandwich, croque monsieur, and its decadent, maple syrup-soaked ricotta blueberry pancakes.

3001 Rue Notre Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1N9, Canada

4. Le Café Bloom

1940 Rue Centre, Montréal, QC H3K 1J2, Canada

Open daily (except Mondays), Café Bloom leans local and low-key with its offering of herby “green eggs,” veggie pâté tartines, and breakfast brioche sandwiches. Come weekends, it adds a series of Belgian waffle options, and a scrambled eggs plate served with merguez sausage, rapini, labneh, and sourdough bread from top-notch Little Burgundy bakery Miette.

1940 Rue Centre, Montréal
QC H3K 1J2, Canada

5. Yin Ji Chang Fen

1861 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3H 1M2, Canada

Montreal’s first outpost of longstanding Chinese restaurant chain Yin Ji Chang Fen rapidly won over the downtown dining crowd after opening in 2021. Head to the Ste-Catherine Street spot for an offering of dim sum dishes, warming congee, and silky rice noodle rolls filled with shrimp, pork, beef, and more — a Cantonese breakfast classic.

1861 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal
QC H3H 1M2, Canada

6. MARCUS Restaurant + Lounge

1440 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1Z5, Canada

For an impossibly chic weekend brunch in Montreal there’s little competition: Marcus Samuelsson’s Four Seasons Hotel restaurant is it. Expect eggs Benedict with red wine-glazed ham and mustard hollandaise, a lobster omelette draped in Gruyère, a slick brunch cocktail list, and on the last Saturday of the month, live (and lively) performances by Montreal’s Imani Gospel choir — all in a striking Zebulon Perron-designed space.

1440 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal
QC H3G 1Z5, Canada

7. Olive & Gourmando

351 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 2A7, Canada

This 25-year-strong restaurant from Dyan Solomon and Eric Girard is a quintessential Montreal eat and enduring brunch staple. Open for breakfast all week long, serving a poached egg panini, sweet or savoury ricotta on toast, and flaky pastries galore, come weekend, an orange and currant brioche served with labneh, blueberries, and maple syrup, and a sandwich that packs a buttermilk biscuit with aged cheddar, ham, and peach jam gets added to the mix.

351 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
QC H2Y 2A7, Canada

8. Bar George

Le Mount Stephen, 1440 Rue Drummond, Montréal, QC H3G 1V9, Canada

From 300-year-old stained glass windows to 22 carat gold fixtures, this is the place to go for what is easily Montreal’s most show-stopping brunch setting. Bar George is located in the Mount Stephen Hotel, where it’s serving duck confit hash, lobster eggs Benedict, and a full English breakfast with black pudding, sausage, and mushrooms.

Le Mount Stephen, 1440 Rue Drummond, Montréal
QC H3G 1V9, Canada

9. Dandy

244 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 1L9, Canada

Stylish and sunny Old Montreal haunt Dandy has been checking boxes left and right since opening in 2019. Three years later, owner and chef Michael Tozzi continues to draw snaking queues with his not-to-be-missed ricotta pancakes and exquisite buttermilk fried chicken.

244 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal
QC H2Y 1L9, Canada

10. Pub Wolf & Workman

139 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z5, Canada

From the same team that created Burgundy Lion and Bishop & Bagg, this Old Montreal spot draws inspiration from the taverns of London. Expect a wide range of hearty pub plates, with brunch options including a full English breakfast and a Howard Scotch egg.

139 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
QC H2Y 1Z5, Canada

11. Leméac

1045 Av. Laurier O, Outremont, QC H2V 2L1, Canada

Looking for a spot to brunch that delivers the same fancy feels you’d get when dining out at night? Head to this Outremont brasserie for a menu overflowing with French-leaning brunch classics, and what is widely considered some of the best pain perdu (French toast) the city has to offer.

1045 Av. Laurier O, Outremont
QC H2V 2L1, Canada

12. Beauty's Restaurant

93 Avenue du Mont-Royal O, Montréal, QC H2T 2S5, Canada

The one, the only: This longstanding diner and iconic home of the Special and Mish-Mash has been in the breakfast game since 1942. Its founder Hymie Sckolnick was a local legend, and now that the restaurant has reopened with a refreshed look, his legacy lives on — with a new outdoor mural to boot.

93 Avenue du Mont-Royal O, Montréal
QC H2T 2S5, Canada

13. Junior

1964 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC, Canada

Open since 2014, Junior delivers coconut waffles, fried chicken, and longanisa sausages with aplomb out in Griffintown. It’s a stellar Filipino brunch option in a city otherwise short on them.

1964 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
QC, Canada

14. Le Vieux Velo

59 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1R1, Canada

Le Vieux Velo is as close as you will get to a deliciously unfussy brunch that isn’t a full-fledged greasy spoon affair. All forms of eggs Benedict and hollandaise sauce are its specialty, but the lunches are just as good.

59 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1R1, Canada

15. Le Sparrow

5322 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1, Canada

Make your way to Sparrow for a bountiful Turkish breakfast platter piled with feta, olives, soft-boiled egg, flatbread, walnuts, merguez, and more. For something more compact, there’s a breakfast banh mi with choice of slow-roasted pork belly or grilled eggplant, or a naan B.E.L.T.

5322 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1S1, Canada

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16. Larrys

5201 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S4, Canada

Though Mile End hangout Larrys may be the poster child for natural wines and small plates, it’s also got a brunch-worthy breakfast offering. Open from 9 a.m. Tuesday to Sunday, its menu features a spectacular breakfast sandwich, scones with jam and clotted cream, and relative to the pancake: pikelets.

5201 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1S4, Canada

17. Réservoir

9 Av. Duluth E, Montréal, QC H2W 1G7, Canada

The food is on point at this Duluth Avenue microbrewery — and that includes weekend brunch, when they’re known to sling deviled eggs, French toast with apples and white chocolate, and a shallot pie with sour cream. Make it boozy with a mimosa or michelada.

9 Av. Duluth E, Montréal
QC H2W 1G7, Canada

18. Le Passé Composé

1310 Boul. de Maisonneuve E, Montréal, QC H2L 2A5, Canada

This Village destination from Montreal brunch doyen Arnaud Glay has amassed a legion of fans who’ve stuck with the restaurant even after its Plateau exit in 2016. From poached eggs with foie gras to Panko French toast, expect rich, hearty variations on brunch staples.

1310 Boul. de Maisonneuve E, Montréal
QC H2L 2A5, Canada

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