Best Brunch Spots in Montreal's Plateau Neighbourhood

1. Bagels etc.


4320 Boulevard Saint Laurent



Bagels etc. is a quirky and eclectic breakfast spot steeped in history. A past hangout of Montreal icon Leonard Cohen, this home of eggs, sandwiches and more is perfect for anyone looking for a great meal paired with a history lesson on the Plateau neighborhood. Bagels etc. provides all the breakfast necessities you desire from the classic bagel, lox, and cream cheese to pancakes and sausage. The delicious food and dependable coffee is paired with decor that is both classic and kitchy at the same time with vinyl signs and bright red booths. Anyone who dines at Bagels etc. will feel a part of Montreal’s artistic, creative history.


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2. Chez Jose Cafe


173 Avenue Duluth



Chez Jose is a colourful Portuguese restaurant on Montreal’s beloved Avenue Duluth. This brunch spot boasts a menu that will satisfy both vegan health nuts and carnivores alike, with its classic Portuguese breakfast plates and sandwiches. For the full experience,  you can add one of their delicious homemade smoothies or juices to any meal. The facade of the restaurant is a whimsical, multi-colored mural perfect for any avid Instagrammer. The decor inside will make any visitor feel like they are in some eccentric playhouse, with toys and trinkets scattered around the room. In the cold Montreal winters, you’ll love this little taste of Portugal.


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3. Beauty’s Luncheonette


93 Mont-Royal West



Beauty’s is the definition of a Plateau institution. This nostalgic Jewish diner is the perfect place to get your fix of all the breakfast classics. With twelve varieties of omelettes, including the infamous “Mish-Mash”, and more pancakes than a person could ever eat, Beauty’s has something for any brunch lover. They also have a drinks menu perfect if you need some hair of the dog to recover from a long night of partying down Saint-Laurent. Weekend mornings can get very busy, so make sure to plan ahead so you’re not waiting too long in a line of other hungry visitors. A true Plateau treasure, Beauty’s is a taste of Jewish Montreal that’s both historical and ever evolving.


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4. L’Avenue


922 Mont-Royal Avenue East (other locations at 3612 Notre-Dame Street West and 1180 Place Nobel, Boucherville)



At a slightly higher price point than the others, L’Avenue is the spot to get an inventive, unique twist on classic brunch faire. With an extensive menu including an array of crepes, flavoured coffees, and specialties like duck eggs benedict, there’s sure to be something for every adventurous eater. L’Avenue is so popular, they have opened up two more locations, one on Notre-Dame West and one in Boucherville. The original storefront, located just a few blocks from Montreal’s beautiful Park La Fontaine, is the perfect brunch spot for any tourist or local taking a stroll through the Plateau.


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5.  Cafe Melbourne


4615 Boulevard Saint Laurent



This cafe is perfect for the coffee lover looking for comfortable brunch with an Australian twist. Melbourne’s menu is a mix of classic inspired Australian “toasties” and trendy drinks like turmeric and beetroot lattes. If you ever wanted to try Vegemite, this is the place to do it. Melbourne has both cozy booths indoors and outdoor seating perfect for people watching on Saint Laurent. This cafe is a great taste of the “down under” with a twist. Also, who could say no to their beloved Lucky Charms hot chocolate?

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