Ma’tine is a new discovery on the brunch scene, located in the gay village. We were excited to check out this new brunch spot that brings some brunch muscle outside of the usual Plateau and Mile End areas. Early buzz on Ma’tine was that it was a fresh new take on brunch, with the original team that made Micro Resto la Famille one of our favourite spots. The Daniel-Six brothers (Jérémy and Maxime) have been making waves everywhere they go and all you need to do is try their food and you will understand why.
Ma’ Tine is a mix of café and bakery with lots of baked goods and a spacious open terrace in the back. On a sunny day you can really enjoy a meal outside and when the weather turns less hospitable, the interior is welcoming with a great décor as well.
Food The menu is a 1-pager with a list of drink items almost as long as the brunch items. The menu has a few items under $10, another set averaging at $13 and a few fancier items floating just under $20. On average, your bill will be in the $15 zone before coffee although all prices do include taxes so when you take that into consideration it falls in line with most brunch spots so don’t get scared off.
We started off with the blood sausage $15 (tax incl) which comes in a creamy potato base with a poached egg and cacao. Although the cacao seems like an odd addition it really works well and is nothing short of brilliant. Oh and did we neglect to mention that the potato based cream that the blood sausage is floating in, is the most sinfully delicious thing I have ever had in quite some time. I was sceptical at first since the dish looks simple and has odd ingredients but the moment I took my first bite I was sold and this dish is a winner.
Next up was bacon slab, with mussels and poached eggs $15 (tax inc.). Now when they say slab the mean it, this thing was almost as think as a slice of Christmas ham. The foam on top was tasty and dressed up the dish, the fruit was a nice addition having it mixed in, I could not pin down the mussels in the dish or taste, which leads me to believe it may have been transformed into something else like the foam. I neglected to ask but to be honest the dish is solid on its own and is as tasty as it is beautiful.
Service Staff here is friendly and quick, they checked up on us often and didn’t rush us. You can have your brunch, take your time and not worry about staff pressuring you to move.
Vegetarian Most dishes are vegetarian friendly, and although it’s only a one page menu, you get varied choice. There is also a large selection of pastries to choose from.
Wrap up Ma’tine is a must. Whatever it is that inspires the Daniel-Six brothers, other people should take a page from them and create fun and incredibly tasty dishes. I love the fact that all prices are tax included. The boudin dish still comes and visits me in my dreams and I hope next time I go it will be there because that dish is a must, as well as everything else on their menu.
| 1310 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est
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