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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Rose Ross

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3017 Rue Masson, Montréal
QC H1Y 1X7, Canada
(514) 379-1900
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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.
464 Rue McGill, Montréal
QC H2Y 2H2, Canada
(514) 228-7400
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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.
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3. Liv Salades

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5350 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1S1, Canada
(514) 903-8330
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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4. L'Avenue

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3612 Notre-Dame O, Montreal
QC H4C 1P5, Canada
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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5. Ikanos

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112, rue McGill, suite 1, Montreal
QC H2Y 2E5, Canada
(514) 842-0867
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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.

6. Vegano

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432 rue Rachel Est, Montreal
QC H2J 2G7, Canada
(514) 369-0000
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).

7. Réservoir

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9 ave. Duluth Est, Montreal
QC H2W 1G7, Canada
(514) 849-7779
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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.

8. Bar George

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1440 Rue Drummond, Montreal
QC H3G 1V9, Canada
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.

9. Miel

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2194 Rue Centre, Montréal
QC H3K 1J4, Canada
(438) 381-3838
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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.

10. Hopkins

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5626 Monkland, Montreal
QC H4A 1E3, Canada
(514) 379-1275
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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.

1. Rose Ross

3017 Rue Masson, Montréal, QC H1Y 1X7, Canada
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.
3017 Rue Masson, Montréal
QC H1Y 1X7, Canada

2. LOV

464 Rue McGill, Montréal, QC H2Y 2H2, Canada
LOV
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.
464 Rue McGill, Montréal
QC H2Y 2H2, Canada

3. Liv Salades

5350 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1, Canada
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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.
5350 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1S1, Canada

4. L'Avenue

3612 Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC H4C 1P5, Canada
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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.
3612 Notre-Dame O, Montreal
QC H4C 1P5, Canada

5. Ikanos

112, rue McGill, suite 1, Montreal, QC H2Y 2E5, Canada
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.
112, rue McGill, suite 1, Montreal
QC H2Y 2E5, Canada

6. Vegano

432 rue Rachel Est, Montreal, QC H2J 2G7, Canada
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).
432 rue Rachel Est, Montreal
QC H2J 2G7, Canada

7. Réservoir

9 ave. Duluth Est, Montreal, QC H2W 1G7, Canada
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.
9 ave. Duluth Est, Montreal
QC H2W 1G7, Canada

8. Bar George

1440 Rue Drummond, Montreal, QC H3G 1V9, Canada
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.
1440 Rue Drummond, Montreal
QC H3G 1V9, Canada

9. Miel

2194 Rue Centre, Montréal, QC H3K 1J4, Canada
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.
2194 Rue Centre, Montréal
QC H3K 1J4, Canada

10. Hopkins

5626 Monkland, Montreal, QC H4A 1E3, Canada
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.
5626 Monkland, Montreal
QC H4A 1E3, Canada

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