Mosaik – Your friendly neighborhood spot
Way up at the tip of the Mile end you will find a local gem called Mosaik. It’s a hit with the locals and seems to have quite a following. The crowd is somewhat mixed with families bringing their kids and a few younger people from the area stopping in for bite and coffee to ease into their day.
At 1st glance
Once you push past the really stubborn front door (which lets in the cold so don’t sit near it) you immediately notice some nice stained glass artwork suspended and a bunch of drawings made by kids suspended under a funky ceiling light. The stained glass is accented by the fact that Mosaik is at a corner of the street and the large windows let in tons of light. The ambiance is very comfortable and laid back; it really has that neighborhood charm. Once you are settled in you feel as if you are in not in any rush and can decompress with no lineup and no pressure to get out and pay your bill.
The menu covers the basics and is fairly priced. There are 8 omelette choices from $8.95 to $12.95 with some vegetarian options; Eggs Benedict come in 7 choices ranging from $10.95 and $13.95; the crepes and waffles are merged by sharing the same toppings and come in 6 choices ranging $7.95 to $12.95; french toast had 3 options from $7.95 to $10.95; the fruit options had 3 choices with different sizes and prices from $5.95 to $14.95; and lastly there were some musli and yogourt options priced at $7.95 – $9.95 .
The eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and capers ($13.95) came on a ciabatta bread is an interesting spin and provides a good base. The Hollondaise sauce was not as thick as I like it, although it was quite tasty. The other food option was a small fruit plate ($5.95) with a side of poached eggs ($1.95) and 2 slices of toast ($1.95). The fruit was varied and fresh, the eggs were good and the toast was well… toast (sorry unless you burn it you can’t really mess it up) Overall the options were numerous and the prices were fair – we had free refills on coffee and the portions were above average. (These are two very important assets I look for in a breakfast place)
Service was good, there was only 1 person working the floor and she had her hands full with many tables but she did manage to check up on us and her menu explanation was helpful and honest.
There are some vegetarian options on the menu. Most plates are without meat and there are some health menu items like fruit cups, musli with yogourt to name a few although like most places no real vegan options.
Mosaik is a nice relaxed place, the food is good and well-priced, it’s honest food, not that fancy, the ambiance is nice and service is good. If you are in the area I can see how you can have it as a regular place. It’s not reinventing the wheel when it comes to breakfast but it doesn’t come off as that so I can respect it.
| 5201 boul. St-Laurent
Montreal, QC H2T 1S4
|Bottomless Cup Of Coffee||YES|
Meter and Free
5 minutes away