When I first was introduced to Zagrum I was shocked how such a unique breakfast place would be on Fleury, an area you would not assume had an abundance of good breakfast food.
At 1st glance
At first glance I saw a pretty modern place that did not have that “breakfasty” look to it. Although every time I go I like the clean open area with tables all about, a good view into the kitchen and a nice terrace during the summer. Zagrum is also wheelchair accessible, although the washrooms are not.
The menu has some good options for a good price, there is also a children’s menu (for those under 12 years) with the price range from $3.75-$4.50. I decided to pass on it mainly due to my being a touch older than 12 years. But kiddie menu aside they have some tasty treats and interesting options. For drinks they have fruit juice ($3.00) and a shooter ($4.25) option comprised of four 2oz glasses. I find this a better option than the regular juice since you get more choice and it’s nice to have a sampler if you’re undecided on which kind of juice you want to drink. There are also smoothies ($4.75) which are well worth the price and there’re about 4 options. I had the strawberry one and it passed the straw test and was tasty. One item I was curious about was the maki roll crepes ($10.50) which consist of smoked salmon, asparagus and hollandaise sauce. The crepe is rolled and cut into maki rolls so it’s like having sushi for breakfast. The asparagus was perfectly done and the hollandaise sauce is out of this world, although I would’ve liked to have more salmon in it. For crepes there is a choice of 8 ranging from $7.50-$10.00. The Sara Suisse ($10.00) is whole wheat and stuffed with caramelized apples and Swiss cheese. French toast has 3 options ranging from $7.75-$9.50. The Eggs Benedict come as a choice of 9; the Scandinavian ($10.65) is particularly good and it comes loaded with hollandaise sauce and fruit on the plate. The omelettes offer a choice of 9 ranging from $8.00-$9.85. There isn’t a health section although the “rainsonable” section has some options with yogourt and fruit ($7.15) and you can add granola for 75 cents extra. The fruits and bagel ($6.50) comes with fruit and cream cheese and for an extra 2$ you get an option of brie, Oka or goat cheese.
Service was good and refills were frequent, although they did forget to bring our water and we had to remind them, but that’s just me being picky; overall it was good, no complaints. You can also collect your invoice at the table and pay your bill at the cash.
Many of the plates don’t have meat and you have some choice with the omelettes. The French toast is vegetarian so in all you definitely have some choice; however, on the other hand, if you’re looking for vegan friendly food I could not find a single thing.
If you live in the east end or Laval you should add Zagrum to you list of places to see. Trust me, you will not be let down.
|1825 rue Fleury Est,
Montreal, Qc H2B 1H7
Monday-Sunday 7 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
|Bottomless Cup Of Coffee||YES|
Eggs Benedict Sandinavian ($10.65)
Maki Roll Crepe ($10.50)
Crepe Sara Suisse ($10.00)