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Montreal’s Newest Brunch Services, March 2022

Dig into the weekend with menus including Peruvian, Indian, modern Lebanese options, and more

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Now that restrictions on capacity have now been lifted and vaccine passports are no longer obligatory in Montreal’s restaurants, newcomers to the city’s brunch scene can confidently resume pouring mimosas and stacking pancakes. Not a moment too soon either, as restaurateurs look to recoup lost time and money by fill seats and stomachs with new brunch services.

Eater Montreal's brunch heatmap contains the newest destinations for consuming eggs, bloody caesars, and the likes on weekends, or restaurants that have shaken up their brunch service substantially. The best overall brunch restaurants (the "classics", if you will) can be found over here.

The last time this list had been published was just a bit over two years ago, so the names have been entirely refreshed. Now, noteworthy spots include the lobster-laden eggs Benny at Pincette, Lebanese twists and turns from Griffintown’s Shay, and the absolute prolificacy from Le Passé Composé’s chef Arnaud Glay whose work can be found in no fewer than three menus here.

Note that most of these restaurants do weekend brunches: When it comes to weekday options, check out our breakfast map.

For updated information about the coronavirus situation and related regulations, please visit the official sites of the Quebec government and Montreal’s public health authority (Santé Montréal).

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. India Rosa

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1241 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2J 1Y2, Canada
(514) 543-1880
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In the last year, India Rosa has made a point of setting itself apart with tapas and surf ‘n’ turf menus that are none too common in Indian restaurants as it is, but its brunch service is among its more unique developments. The result of Le Passé Composé’s Arnaud Glay and India Rosa’s executive chef Inderjit Singh Sandhu, the menu will highlight the best of both chefs’ worlds by serving dishes like eggs Benedict with lamb curry or butter chicken, savory grilled cheese sandwiches with paneer, chai spice waffles with coconut yogurt, and more.

Chai waffles with coconut yogurt, caramelized pineapple with maple and pistachios, and a mango-lime coulis.
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2. Le Pontiac

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701 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2J 1W7, Canada
(438) 375-4816
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Half of Danny St Pierre’s latest opening in the summer of 2021 has a solid focus on his ongoing pan pizza projects, but the other half of the menu hits all the right brunch notes: Stacks of pancakes and bacon are served alongside tater tot breakfast poutines, but the real stars are the poached egg sandwiches on potato buns with a helping of hash browns on the side.

3. Barranco

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4552 R. Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2J 2L3, Canada
(514) 282-9000
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What started with a restaurant looking to bring Peru to the Plateau has accomplished its mission and then some: Barranco’s chefs Daniel Silva and Michelangelo Miceli have teamed up with Le Passé Composé’s chef Arnaud Glay to serve an exploratory menu of dishes like tartines with calamari, burgers topped with panko-crusted mahi-mahi and fried eggs, and saucy eggs Benedict served with sautéed octopus and squid.

4. Avo Montreal

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Chez ZIZIPOP, 1471 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal
QC H2L 2H9, Canada
(514) 621-7921
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Found inside the Village outpost of Salvatore Armonia’s phallic waffle shop Zizipop, Avo is more of a new brunch-all-day fixture in Montreal, especially when considering that their menu’s chief ingredient is a popular brunch ingredient. Find avocado wraps, toasts, grilled cheeses, and desserts fit for plenty of weekend midday meals.

5. Café Mimosa

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3509 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2X 2T6, Canada
(438) 375-1286
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It may have initially opened in 2020, but Café Mimosa was barely open before it was subjected to the Quebec government’s not-so-28-day closure. Brunch isn’t just available here, but it’s one of their main focuses with dishes that range from classics to curios like breakfast hot dogs and a $360 tomahawk steak served with 24K gold. If the name wasn’t clear enough, they’re serving bottomless mimosas, too.

6. Tiramisu

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989 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J4, Canada
(514) 657-5296
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The Lucky Belly Group’s latest restaurant, the Italo-Japanese Tiramisu in Chinatown, has recently seen a menu collaboration between chefs Chanthy Yen and Arnaud Glay. The result adds French into the mix, and ranges from sunny-side eggs on plates of penne Romanoff and Wolfgang pizzas with poached eggs, smoked salmon and caviar to panko-crusted French toast served with a maple mascarpone.

7. Pincette

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94 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal
QC H2Y 1G6, Canada
(514) 876-4261
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The latest addition to the Antonopoulos Group’s collection of Old Montreal restaurants, Pincette dutifully carries out its focus on serving seafood-centric menu with a particular focus on lobster. That includes their brunches: Dishes like sardine tartines and smoked mackerel toasts accompany the likes of shakshuka made with Nordic shrimp and poutines served with lobster and snow crab poutine and dressed with a bisque gravy.

8. Buvette Pastek

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209 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
QC H2Y 2A1, Canada
(514) 419-2090
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When this anticipated wine bar first opened in August 2021, it unfortunately wasn’t able to serve wine. As a result, Buvette Pastek first found its footing in breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch menus. They have their liquor license now, which means its wine lists, mimosas and Bloody Caesars can be enjoyed with mushroom tartines, breakfast sandwiches, and charcuterie boards.

9. Shay

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1414 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal
QC H3C 1K8, Canada
(514) 937-2001
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Shay’s executive chef Joseph Awad’s made a point of playing with traditional Lebanese flavours at this Griffintown restaurant, and his newly launched brunch menu is no exception. Waffles are served with shish taouk-spiced fried chicken, shakshuka is made with an amatriciana sauce, pancakes are served with whipped labneh, and two-egg plates are paired up with slices of lamb shawarma.

1. India Rosa

1241 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2J 1Y2, Canada
Chai waffles with coconut yogurt, caramelized pineapple with maple and pistachios, and a mango-lime coulis.
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In the last year, India Rosa has made a point of setting itself apart with tapas and surf ‘n’ turf menus that are none too common in Indian restaurants as it is, but its brunch service is among its more unique developments. The result of Le Passé Composé’s Arnaud Glay and India Rosa’s executive chef Inderjit Singh Sandhu, the menu will highlight the best of both chefs’ worlds by serving dishes like eggs Benedict with lamb curry or butter chicken, savory grilled cheese sandwiches with paneer, chai spice waffles with coconut yogurt, and more.

1241 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2J 1Y2, Canada

2. Le Pontiac

701 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2J 1W7, Canada

Half of Danny St Pierre’s latest opening in the summer of 2021 has a solid focus on his ongoing pan pizza projects, but the other half of the menu hits all the right brunch notes: Stacks of pancakes and bacon are served alongside tater tot breakfast poutines, but the real stars are the poached egg sandwiches on potato buns with a helping of hash browns on the side.

701 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2J 1W7, Canada

3. Barranco

4552 R. Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2J 2L3, Canada

What started with a restaurant looking to bring Peru to the Plateau has accomplished its mission and then some: Barranco’s chefs Daniel Silva and Michelangelo Miceli have teamed up with Le Passé Composé’s chef Arnaud Glay to serve an exploratory menu of dishes like tartines with calamari, burgers topped with panko-crusted mahi-mahi and fried eggs, and saucy eggs Benedict served with sautéed octopus and squid.

4552 R. Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2J 2L3, Canada

4. Avo Montreal

Chez ZIZIPOP, 1471 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QC H2L 2H9, Canada

Found inside the Village outpost of Salvatore Armonia’s phallic waffle shop Zizipop, Avo is more of a new brunch-all-day fixture in Montreal, especially when considering that their menu’s chief ingredient is a popular brunch ingredient. Find avocado wraps, toasts, grilled cheeses, and desserts fit for plenty of weekend midday meals.

Chez ZIZIPOP, 1471 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal
QC H2L 2H9, Canada

5. Café Mimosa

3509 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2T6, Canada

It may have initially opened in 2020, but Café Mimosa was barely open before it was subjected to the Quebec government’s not-so-28-day closure. Brunch isn’t just available here, but it’s one of their main focuses with dishes that range from classics to curios like breakfast hot dogs and a $360 tomahawk steak served with 24K gold. If the name wasn’t clear enough, they’re serving bottomless mimosas, too.

3509 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2X 2T6, Canada

6. Tiramisu

989 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J4, Canada

The Lucky Belly Group’s latest restaurant, the Italo-Japanese Tiramisu in Chinatown, has recently seen a menu collaboration between chefs Chanthy Yen and Arnaud Glay. The result adds French into the mix, and ranges from sunny-side eggs on plates of penne Romanoff and Wolfgang pizzas with poached eggs, smoked salmon and caviar to panko-crusted French toast served with a maple mascarpone.

989 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J4, Canada

7. Pincette

94 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1G6, Canada

The latest addition to the Antonopoulos Group’s collection of Old Montreal restaurants, Pincette dutifully carries out its focus on serving seafood-centric menu with a particular focus on lobster. That includes their brunches: Dishes like sardine tartines and smoked mackerel toasts accompany the likes of shakshuka made with Nordic shrimp and poutines served with lobster and snow crab poutine and dressed with a bisque gravy.

94 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal
QC H2Y 1G6, Canada

8. Buvette Pastek

209 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 2A1, Canada

When this anticipated wine bar first opened in August 2021, it unfortunately wasn’t able to serve wine. As a result, Buvette Pastek first found its footing in breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch menus. They have their liquor license now, which means its wine lists, mimosas and Bloody Caesars can be enjoyed with mushroom tartines, breakfast sandwiches, and charcuterie boards.

209 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
QC H2Y 2A1, Canada

9. Shay

1414 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal, QC H3C 1K8, Canada

Shay’s executive chef Joseph Awad’s made a point of playing with traditional Lebanese flavours at this Griffintown restaurant, and his newly launched brunch menu is no exception. Waffles are served with shish taouk-spiced fried chicken, shakshuka is made with an amatriciana sauce, pancakes are served with whipped labneh, and two-egg plates are paired up with slices of lamb shawarma.

1414 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal
QC H3C 1K8, Canada

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