MONTREAL Brunch and Breakfast » L’Avenue
Apr
21
2008

L’Avenue

Simply the best

The 411

Situated in the heart of the Plateau, L’avenue serves up, arguably, one of the best breakfast/brunch meals in the city. Others may try to imitate but there is no competition, just look at the lineup outside in winter time and you will begin to understand why.

At 1st glance

The minute you walk in you get the idea that this is no ordinary place with its funky design highlighted by a suspended motorcycle hanging over a table. Even the men’s room is made unique with a portion of a fence decorating the inside and red lights illuminating the entire room, not to mention a TV screen with random videos playing. The menu is equally visually stimulating as it looks like a comic book with animation gracing the pages. You could actually spend an hour enjoying the art work of the menu if it wasn’t for the tempting food options that distract you. There are some odd food pairings in their meals, like a burger patty on eggs Benedict… but it works, and quite well at that.

Food

The eggs Benedict are out of this world and their potatoes are truly unbelievable. The French toast with pears and chocolate sauce are delectable, and the pancakes with cheddar and bacon may seem odd at first but try it and your taste buds will thank you. The drinks are tasty and thick, so thick in fact that your straw will stand upright on its own. Basically everything on the menu is a guaranteed hit, so even though you will pay a few dollars more than most other places, it’s worth it in terms of what you get and the generous portions.

Service

The service is fair, although I find I sometimes have to juggle knives to get my waiter or waitress’ attention for a refill or bill but it’s not a huge delay. The staff is quite pleasant and they don’t rush you out the door even with the giant lineup outside.

Vegetarian

There are some vegetarian options although, I am not 100% sure how vegetarian friendly they are in regards to segregated grill or cooking oils. They have the standard options of waffles, omelets, and pancakes. However if you’re vegan you will have to ask the staff what there is that you can have as the fruit cup is the only vegan friendly item that comes to mind. As with all breakfast places ask the person serving you and be forceful or else you may get something with meat or meat bi-product in it.

Wrap up

One thing you should be careful of is that you will have to wait to be seated. I once showed up on a Wednesday morning and still had to wait a while. On weekends the lineup gets quite long so make sure to show up early or get comfy while you’re in line. Once again, I cannot stress enough on how the wait is well worth the yummy reward.


922, avenue du Mont-Royal Est
Montreal, QC H2J 1X2
(514) 523-8780
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Bottomless Cup Of Coffee YES
Credit Cards YES
Web Site NO
Debit Card YES
Vegetarian Friendly YES



Price $$$ <$20
Overall 4.5/5
Wheelchair Access NO 0/3




Outdoors


Menu
The menu is almost as fun to read as the food is to eat


Cheddar and Bacon Pancake
Pancake with Cheddar and Bacon


Pear and Chocolate French Toast
FRENCH TOAST WITH PEARS AND CHOCOLATE SAUCE


Eggs Benedict with 2 Hamburger Patties
EGGS BENEDICT AND HAMBURGER MEAT


Eggs and Sausage  with side of Potatoes
Eggs and their famous potatoes


fruit drink
Freshly squeezed fruit juice

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