Mother’s Day is the ultimate time of the year for brunch. Restaurants put out their best dishes to make sure that mom has a special day. Picking the perfect mothers day brunch is no easy task. Do you go for ambiance, for a particular type of food, ease of access, all you can eat, healthy options? With so many choices, we’ve put together a guide to help make your mother’s day decision-making process easier.
Top Montreal brUNCH (the lunchy kind)
Brunch is a word made up breakfast and lunch, we all know the breakfasty dishes like pancake stacks, waffles, and eggs Benedict but what about rolling out some gravlax, some sweetbreads, or some black codd in the morning? Maybe re-invent brunch and push the boundaries a little more towards the lunch side of brunch. The following restaurants are those that are definitely not your average bacon and eggs spots.
Mothers day Brunch is around the corner, and if you are reading this you are trying to figure out where to go. Mother’s day brunch is always tricky because you want the perfect spot and sometimes what you think is perfect may not be what your brother and sister may think is perfect. Do you look for a spot with a terrace? Do you do a brunch Buffet? Do you want a kid friendly spot? Or do you want somewhere fancy? The goal of his years Mother’s day review is to give you the tools to choose the perfect spot since we all want to make Mom happy.
We will be posting a full Mother’s day Brunch article soon, but for now here is some info and tips. As well as a little background on how we got started.
Some of the places we spoke of are listed with a link and address.
Vieux Port Steak House (39 Rue Saint Paul Est, Montreal, QC H2Y 1G2 )
Sain Bol (5095 Rue Fabre, Montreal, QC H2R 2B1)
Les Accords (212 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC H2Y 1T3)
Prohibition (5674 avenue de Monkland Montreal Qc, H4A 1E4)
Restaurant Su (5145 Wellington St, Verdun, QC H4G 1Y2)
Regine Cafe (1840 Rue Beaubien Est, Montreal, QC H2G 1L6)
Birks Cafe (1240 Square Phillips Montreal Qc, H3B 3H4)
Park (378 Avenue Victoria Westmount Qc,H2L-1E6)
A Table – Nuevo Latino success yet again
Last year I had the pleasure of checking out Madre, which is one of the restaurants of Mario Navarette Jr, a chef who does Nuevo latino style of cooking. Madre was a hit and is one of my favourite brunch experiences so, when I heard that he had another place that did brunch by the name of A table, I needed to check it out. Situated on Fleury, in the Ahuntsic area, A Table is not in it the usual spots you would expect a cutting edge restaurant to be. Often we picture the Plateau, Mile End or Old Port but this location choice is quite interesting.
Le Hangar – Wellington discovery
Just recently I had the good fortune of having a twitter conversation with another blogger regarding brunch and so the natural thing to do when chatting with foodie bloggers is to meet over brunch and share experiences. If you haven’t read the works of Miss Courey, she is what can best be described as a food, relationship, and Montreal blogger. Her site is now moving up on my list of local blog reads and you should check it out. The challenge with doing brunch with a foodie blogger is finding a spot that both parties will like and that no one has been to before. I have found that the more I blog, the harder that becomes and to be honest not every place I go to is amazing. I ended up picking a spot I had heard some buzz about and was a recent addition to my list of places to go see. Normally, I’m backed up with places but Le Hangar got a bump since I needed somewhere new with a good reputation.
Birks Café By Europea – A truly refined dining experience
Fancy, that’s what comes to mind when you think of Birks; that and Bling of course! Now, why would Montreal’s fanciest jeweler show up on a brunch blog? Is it because they gave me loads of free bling? Unfortunately, no. (although if they want to message me, we can talk) Is it because they ditched the whole high end jewelry business model and switched to bacon and eggs? Not that either. It’s because they started offering a weekend brunch in their store. Yes, you heard it correctly, there is a weekend brunch offered inside of Birks on the second floor and not any ordinary brunch; it’s quite the experience. So ladies and gents, make space on your credit card, we’re off to see what Birks brunch has to offer.
Mildred’s Kitchen Temple – Classy, Sexy, Cool
On a recent trip to Toronto, my friend brought me to this place that is apparently a hot spot for breakfast in the city. Every time I travel to Toronto and visit my friend, I always end up going to a quality spot for brunch so needless to say, I was excited. We had been drinking the night before at my friends fundraiser, and although we knocked back more than our fair share of drinks, we were still in decent enough shape to put some food into our system.
Chez Levesque – Bistro meets Brunch and a touch of class
Brunch at Chez Levesque is something I have been wanting to try since I started this site. I have read various peer reviews of this place and all of them very positive; although, I do not know anyone that has tried it. For one reason or another I rarely end up in this area for brunch, so one day after trying out a yoga class in the area myself and two friends decided to try it out and see what it’s like and if the reputation is merited.
Lemeac – Refinement and Style all in one
Up on Laurier, Lemeac is a place that has had some solid chatter among foodies for some time. It’s a French bistro on a part of Montreal that I am in love with; the street and restaurants have an air of refinement and reputation for good food. I have seen Lemeac’s reputation for brunch on various foodie sites and have always been curious about it. How would it be, is it all hype, what will the prices be, will it be worth it? All these questions have been swimming in my head for over a year and this time I decided to take the plunge and explore it. Lemeac had something in store for me.