Best Breakfast in NDG, Westmount area????????
Best Breakfast in NDG, Westmount area?????????
As a restaurant-breakfast addict in NDG, my faves are:
Cosmos (Sherbrooke & Draper) - For delicious, rich potatoes (or pa-TA-tes, in Cosmos parlance), every kind of toast under the sun (challah, rye, pumpernickel, bagel, marble rye, black russian, onion kimmel, etc.) and unbeatable NDG greasy-spoon atmosphere. Not for the faint of heart (pun intended): the meat-filled gigantic mish-mash omelette and the "creation" sandwich. Different vibe depending on who's cooking, daughter Nicky, dad Tony, or son Nick. Only about 10 seats, so not good for large groups unless it's nice out and the tables are out front.
Benedicts (Monkland & Royal) - reliably decent breakfasts of all types, including crepes, eggs benedict (of course!) & combos of all sorts
Also recommended: Café Orange & Mesquite (both Decarie near NDG Blvd.), B&M's Sherbrooke location (almost across the street from Cosmos) - check opening hours because they're not usually open early as it's mostly a takeout & lunch spot. Try the "scrambles" - scrambled eggs w/various additions, like red & green peppers, or zucchini & eggplant.
So-so: B&M's Somerled & Grand location (service & food never been great on my several visits), Chez Cora (St-Jacques & Cavendish) - OK breakfast, same as you'd get at any other location of this chain. There's also the St-Viateur Bagel resto on Monkland (near Melrose, I think?) but I've only been there once.
If you want a pretty good breakfast, try Burgers & Benedicts in the old Forum, Atwater side. They do breaky until 4 pm. Any place that does not charge for maple syrup (the real stuff) jumps to near top of the list. Also decent is Miso, where the old McDonalds used to be corner Ste-Catherine & Atwater. I've been to every restaurant listed on this topic & I can't find anything nice to say about any of the places so I won't comment further.
In this neighbourhood (just east of the Old Forum) there is Resto Cafe Oxford: 2170 Ste-Catherine West. They do an interesting take on Eggs Benedict: a sturdy but tasty home-made hollandaise sauce, a healthy dose of cayenne pepper, a slice of gruyere, ham, real poached eggs (of course) and lots and lots of seasoned cubed potatoes. It has a nice neighborhood feel to the place; one forgets one is actually downtown. Service was attentive and friendly on Easter Sunday morning when I visited. More homy than gourmet. I think they have another place on Sherbrooke in NDG too, but I have never been there.
I think Miso only does breakfast weekends 11:30 to 3. I think I prefer Oxford's Eggs Benedict to theirs.