In a city that was once diner or bust, brunch is no longer a black sheep and now a very much integral part of the restaurant landscape, one that can feel almost mandatory for restaurants. Case in point: people lining up outdoors for brunch in minus-20 degrees with blowing snow.
Eater Montreal's brunch heatmap contains the newest and most hippity-hip-hop- happening destinations for consuming eggs, pancakes, bloody caesars and the likes on weekends. The map points here aren't ranked — instead, think of them as a collection of the places that have more recently opened (or recently added brunch service) and which are either getting buzz or deserve some buzz from reviewers or Montrealers in general. The overall best longer-running brunch restaurants (the "classics", if you will) can be found over here.
For July, we say goodbye to Thazard, Bar James, and Delicieux as their brunches — while still recommended — aren't so new now. In their places, please welcome NDG's latest fine dining arrival Hopkins and the latest from chef Hakim Chajar, Miel.
Note that most of these restaurants primarily do weekend brunches: if you're looking for weekday options, check out our breakfast map. If you've seen any restaurants doing new and interesting takes on brunch or think there's something missing from this map, feel free to send us a tip anytime.Read More