Brunches in the city


January 31, 2013 – Nights in Montréal last late and long, and a favourite post-party pick-me-up is brunch, savoured in restaurants that run the gamut from chic to exotic to comforting.

Urban-chic bar and neighbourhood bistro rolled into one, L’Assommoir on Bernard Avenue West serves up a trendy gourmet brunch that includes everything from the traditional “day after” plate of 3 eggs, bacon, sausage and poutine to duck confit and blueberry crepes to omelets to smoked salmon on brioche. The beverage menu follows suit, with a variety of milkshakes, smoothies, virgin (or not) cocktails plus your choice of freshly-roasted coffee.

Downtown’s dynamic Chez Cora is known for its copious breakfasts with fruit stacked high, stuffed into crêpes, squeezed into juice or jazzing up desserts. With its diverse menu, Cora knows how to satisfy all sizes of appetites, from the smallest to the biggest.

La Fabrique on the Plateau offers a compelling mix of daring and traditional, as intrigued patrons can watch chefs in action in the kitchen, situated at the restaurant centre. Poached eggs with beef tartar sound tempting? Classic crêpes, delicious café au lait or freshly squeezed grapefruit mimosas are some of the many menu selections.

The suave Otto, tucked away in Old Montréal at the heart of the chic Quartier international, never fails to dazzle the discerning diner. With its red retro décor, laid-back ambiance and soft day lighting, Otto offers an innovative and refined cuisine infused with the exotic that will thrill your taste buds.

In Montréal, the art of relaxing happens around the many warm and welcoming tables on a weekend morning. Happy brunching!