November 2008 - MONTREAL Brunch and Breakfast
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Nov
26
2008
0

Le Valois

A Little East Side Love

The 411

Being someone who lives in the east end I am excited when I hear about a place that serves a good brunch located in the area, and Le Valois is no exception. Le Valois is a fancy Brasserie/Bistro on Ontario street (near Pie IX) – it seems to be part of a trend where places usually associated with more the bar/bistro scene begin offering weekend brunch menus.

At 1st glance

Le Valois is not an easy place to find, especially since there is no sign on the building and the address is missing the last digit. The only way you really know you are there is that there is this odd open space (kind of like a courtyard) with benches and surrounded by a bakery and various small shops (where they buy their food from). Now enough with the outside lets move on in and see what’s on our plate..

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Nov
20
2008
5

McKiernan

UPDATE

Sadly McKiernan has closed it doors

McKiernan

The 411

mckiernan-outside-smallEvery once in a while I get recommendations for new places to check out and review. Often, they are places I have either already been to or heard of, although this time the suggestion for McKiernan was a surprise as it was entirely new to me. What was more interesting is that the person who recommended it to me claimed it served the best brunch in the city. Any declaration such as this had to be checked out. So, off we went to the Atwater market area and what we found truly amazed us.

At 1st glance

mckiernan-inside-cash-register-smallMcKiernan is a tiny little spot situated right near Joe Beef; it only serves brunch on Saturdays from 10am – 4pm. The place itself is small with capacity of around 20 seats and it has this amazing cozy little nook near the window where 2 can sit, chat, and eat. The decor is a throwback to a time gone by, but under no circumstance would one think it is old or not kept up. In fact, I find the style inside adds to the authentic dishes and flavours. In this post, I made sure to show more photos than normal of the venue, many of them are courtesy of Huge from Huge-photos.com You can tell his photos from mine not only by the water mark but also by the fact that he is a professional and they look much nicer. (more…)

Nov
15
2008
0

Cafe Art Java

A Masterpiece on your plate

The 411

A recent arrival to the scene, Cafe Art Java (2005) has carved out a niche for itself in making latte coffee art. If your not familiar with coffee art it’s basically designs made with the foam of the coffee. You can take a look at the video posted bellow to see how it is done or simply by clicking HERE . Now, the good thing about Cafe Art Java is that coffee is not the only thing they do well; they also serve up a pretty good breakfast and they make it look nice as well.

At 1st glance

The first thing I noticed when I walked in was that it was partially wheelchair accessible in regards to the entrance (this is always nice to see). The place is broken up into 3 areas with a front spot near windows, a to-go counter with some banquets, and then another dinning area at the back. There are also many small LCD TVs on the wall showing random shows – I found this is distracting since I have no willpower when it comes to TV. Though, for others, it makes a nice touch by having some background noise and a touch of home.

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Nov
12
2008
5

Place Milton

Ghetto Superstar

The 411

Going back to it’s inception in 1963, anyone who ever went to McGill University or lived in the McGill ghetto knows about Place Milton. Walk in the McGill ghetto and ask any student – they will not only point you in the right direction but they may even tell you a few stories on how their morning-after hangover recovery was aided by this place. Place Milton is a local legend in the McGill ghetto; its no nonsense menu and fair prices have brought people into its seats for years.

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Nov
05
2008
1

Dusty’s


CLOSED

Shaking the dust off an old classic

The 411

Since 1949 Dusty’s has been serving some filling breakfast food, and although the decor may not have changed much over the last 50 plus years, neither have the prices, making Dusty’s a wallet friendly place to go. The venue can be missed if you don’t know where it is, which is mainly due to the fact that there is no sign. I don’t know if there ever was one to begin with, and if there was, I have no idea where it disappeared to.

At 1st glance

When you first walk up to Dusty’s you can’t help but notice this giant wood acorn; I have no clue why it’s there or what it is supposed to represent but it does the job of acting as a landmark to tell you that you have arrived at your desired destination. The interior has vinyl banquets, drawings on the wall, and a couple short order seats. This adds a certain old school charm to the venue, although the washrooms could do without it.

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