Ethnic brunch places?
Has anyone got any recommendations for ethnic restaurants that serve breakfast or brunch? I am going through a phase where I am finding bacon and eggs a bit ho-hum.
Specifically I was thinking Mexican or other Latin American, but once I started writing about it I started to get hungry and thought I may as well broaden this thread rather than posting another one later!
Byblos (Persian) - 1499 avenue Laurier Est
Le Coin du Mexique (Mexican) - 2474 Rue Jean-Talon E (near Iberville)
I also recall a similar thread in the past, let me search for it...
EDIT: couldn't quickly find the link but here's another place I remembered:
Coin Méchoui (Egyptian)
72, boul. St-Jean-Baptiste - Local 123
We were at Marché Central today around noon and I spotted Senzala on L'Acadie nearby, so we decided to give it a try. They serve brunch both Saturday and Sunday.
He got the feijoeda (a smidge overpriced at 17$) - smoky black beans with chorizo and other bits of meat, which came in a clay cazuela, along with potato wedges, garlicky collard greens, polenta, breadcrumbs, and a few slices of grapefruit on the side.
I got the ovos gratinés "tropical" -- poached eggs atop an avocado in a tomato sauce and gratinéed cheddar (13.50$ or so), also served in a cazuela, and a variety of sliced fruit on the side, including pithaya, and bit of bread. Brunch comes with a flute of OJ and a bottomless cup of coffee. It was tasty, filling. We'd go again, should we find ourselves in the area.
We also shared a mango batida, which was like a thick lassi made with coconut instead of milk.
Senzala does not look like much outside, but it is in a nice large space with a funky, modern decor. They have a full bar, so you can also get a caipirinha or a caipiroska, if so inclined.
Also... Chinese dim sum. Kam Fung, Chez Chine and Ruby Rouge are popular places to go in Chinatown.
There's a place across from Abu Elias that serves a lebanese breakfast. IIRC the name is Baladi.
El Chalateco (520 Beaubien East, 514-272-5585), makes a nice Salvadoran breakfast. Pupusas are excellent too (probably available at breakfast time, not completely sure).
Sablo Kafe - St Dominque and St Zotique. Great mediteranian, turkish inspired, breakfast and very reasonable.
Rumi's - good breakfasts - again turkish and persian inspired. Similar to Sablo, but bigger portions and more expensive. In Outremont.
50 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montreal, QC H2S1K6, CA
5198 Rue Hutchison, Outremont, QC H2V4A9, CA