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In need of a downtown Montreal brekkie spot

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Aussie07 Jan 11, 2010 06:13 PM

I'm planning a breakfast birthday outing with my friends and need some options for awesome brekkie places in Montreal (preferably downtown/old port). Any suggestions?

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    isa1 Jan 11, 2010 06:41 PM

    I really like Le Cartet in Old Montreal, at 116 McGill Street although I haven't been in about 4 months. I think they open at 9am on weekends and serve brunch for 15$.

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      bigfellow Jan 11, 2010 11:40 PM

      Is this a weekday or weekend event?

      Though not downtown, my two favorite places for breakfast are The Swallow on St Laurant for weekend brunch. Or La Banquise on Racel bt Lafontaine Park any day of the week.

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        mak2k Jan 12, 2010 05:39 AM

        don't you mean the "sparrow"?

        I would also recommend going to the sparrow for brunch on weekends, the donuts are amazing. don't forget to bring cash, they do not accept plastic (for the moment)

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          bigfellow Jan 12, 2010 05:45 AM

          I was pre occupied this morning. Yes, I meant the Sparrow. My bad.

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      jarschef Jan 12, 2010 06:51 AM

      I recommend either McKiernan's on Notre Dame which has some delish and unique brunches and a cozy atmosphere. I think they are only opened on Saturdays for brunch.
      Also, I really like LeMeac for brunch. The menu is online if you want to take a look.

      Enjoy!

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        psquared Jan 14, 2010 08:41 PM

        Vieux Port steakhouse has a fantastic Sunday brunch buffet, for around 25$ I think. Many many choices and the quality is very good considering it's a buffet.

        1. KzenCass Jan 14, 2010 10:40 PM

          Griffintown Cafe Dining.... gets better and better each visit!

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            sabz3003 Feb 3, 2010 01:28 PM

            L'Avenue has great breakfast, but they get really packed. You should probably call ahead.

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