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The Hottest Brunch Restaurants in Montreal, July 2017

The newest in weekend eating options

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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 ThazardBar 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.

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Rose Ross

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Rosemont neighbourhood spot Rose Ross has quietly amassed quite a following as a neighbourhood spot since opening in 2016, with cleanly-executed homestyle cooking. That continues on the new Sunday-only brunch menu, with breakfast arepas, a hunky sucré-salé French toast construction, and all-too-rare in Montreal, smoothies.
Old Montreal's stylish vegan-vegetarian resto from Pizzeria No 900 founder Dominic Bujold now does brunch — the menu is packed with vegan options, but from waffles to eggs benedict, there's a broad appeal — not to mention a really well-designed space.
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Liv Salades

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A brunch option for those on a health kick, Mile End salad slinger Liv now has a wholesome brunch menu, with no shortage of avocado or fresh fruit — but there are bagels and crepes, too.
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L'Avenue

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L'Avenue on the Plateau has been a ridiculously popular brunch spot for years — and now there's a Saint-Henri location. Executive chef Alexandre Loiseau has shuffled the menu a little, adding everything from cassoulet to a vegan burger, while keeping some of the Plateau classics around for the masses.
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Constant Mentzas' soigné Old Montreal Greek restaurant has been around for a couple of years, and is now wading into the brunch game. The menu fits the Mediterranean tone to a tee — saganaki (fried cheese), tyropita, and much more feature at one of the city's few Greek brunches. Note that it's served Sunday only.
Despite being vegetarian-friendly, brunch remains a tricky meal for vegans due to its egginess. No such problem at Vegano, though — the plates still feel brunch-appropriate (bagel with "lox"; waffles, and more), and their entirely animal-product free options are also available most weekdays (except Monday and Tuesday).

Réservoir

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The owners of now-closed but much-loved Hôtel Herman took over this Plateau microbrewery late last year, and while their original restaurant never did brunch, they've kept it as part of Réservoir's offerings. Befitting of chef Marc-Alexandre Mercier, the menu feels minimalist, yet exciting: but you didn't need to read any further beyond the option of "cinnamon bun / porcini powder" to know that.

Bar George

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The restaurant in the former Mount Stephen Club's hotel reincarnation is a promising all-purpose spot: as executive chef Toronto's Anthony Walsh has put together an array of British-but-not-stodgy fare. At brunch, that means a full English breakfast, of course, but also smoked haddock hash, and brunchified bread pudding.
Opening in early June and slowly picking up speed, chef Hakim Chajar's Miel served first to private reservations before settling in to its location in Pointe-St-Charles. Right out of the gate, the restaurant is serving lunch, dinner, and brunch with bulles on the weekend. Given the experience of the chef, you're in safe hands; call ahead to save yourself a spot.

Hopkins

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Shortly following its opening — arriving with a bang in the western borough of NDG — Liam Hopkins' eponymous restaurant began weekend brunch services that run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Given this small window of time for you to enjoy a dish with a few cocktails, reservations are (and we can't stress this enough) very recommended.

Rose Ross

Rosemont neighbourhood spot Rose Ross has quietly amassed quite a following as a neighbourhood spot since opening in 2016, with cleanly-executed homestyle cooking. That continues on the new Sunday-only brunch menu, with breakfast arepas, a hunky sucré-salé French toast construction, and all-too-rare in Montreal, smoothies.

LOV

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Old Montreal's stylish vegan-vegetarian resto from Pizzeria No 900 founder Dominic Bujold now does brunch — the menu is packed with vegan options, but from waffles to eggs benedict, there's a broad appeal — not to mention a really well-designed space.
LOV

Liv Salades

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A brunch option for those on a health kick, Mile End salad slinger Liv now has a wholesome brunch menu, with no shortage of avocado or fresh fruit — but there are bagels and crepes, too.
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L'Avenue

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L'Avenue on the Plateau has been a ridiculously popular brunch spot for years — and now there's a Saint-Henri location. Executive chef Alexandre Loiseau has shuffled the menu a little, adding everything from cassoulet to a vegan burger, while keeping some of the Plateau classics around for the masses.
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Ikanos

Constant Mentzas' soigné Old Montreal Greek restaurant has been around for a couple of years, and is now wading into the brunch game. The menu fits the Mediterranean tone to a tee — saganaki (fried cheese), tyropita, and much more feature at one of the city's few Greek brunches. Note that it's served Sunday only.

Vegano

Despite being vegetarian-friendly, brunch remains a tricky meal for vegans due to its egginess. No such problem at Vegano, though — the plates still feel brunch-appropriate (bagel with "lox"; waffles, and more), and their entirely animal-product free options are also available most weekdays (except Monday and Tuesday).

Réservoir

The owners of now-closed but much-loved Hôtel Herman took over this Plateau microbrewery late last year, and while their original restaurant never did brunch, they've kept it as part of Réservoir's offerings. Befitting of chef Marc-Alexandre Mercier, the menu feels minimalist, yet exciting: but you didn't need to read any further beyond the option of "cinnamon bun / porcini powder" to know that.

Bar George

The restaurant in the former Mount Stephen Club's hotel reincarnation is a promising all-purpose spot: as executive chef Toronto's Anthony Walsh has put together an array of British-but-not-stodgy fare. At brunch, that means a full English breakfast, of course, but also smoked haddock hash, and brunchified bread pudding.

Miel

Opening in early June and slowly picking up speed, chef Hakim Chajar's Miel served first to private reservations before settling in to its location in Pointe-St-Charles. Right out of the gate, the restaurant is serving lunch, dinner, and brunch with bulles on the weekend. Given the experience of the chef, you're in safe hands; call ahead to save yourself a spot.

Hopkins

Shortly following its opening — arriving with a bang in the western borough of NDG — Liam Hopkins' eponymous restaurant began weekend brunch services that run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Given this small window of time for you to enjoy a dish with a few cocktails, reservations are (and we can't stress this enough) very recommended.

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