HOME > Chowhound > Quebec (inc. Montreal) >
What have you made lately? Get great advice

"Opposite" of late-night: Who does Sunday breakfast/brunch where I can finish by 9:00am-ish?

dimsumfan Aug 6, 2013 06:30 PM

Trying to maximize my time in Montreal, but need to be at the airport (by car) by 9:30 or 9:45 on a Sunday morning. Anyone offering good quality breakfast/brunch? Prefer non-hotel setting, not fast food, and not simple bacon and eggs or French toast. Are there any Lawrence-like places that open early?

  1. p
    Plateaumaman Aug 7, 2013 07:58 PM

    Not Lawrence-like but St-Viateur Bagel and Café is open at 7 am on av. Mont-Royal, and even earlier, 6:30 am, on Monkland. Then again, there are bagels at the airport too, and we enjoyed a smoked meat sandwich from Lester's at the airport last time we flew out. Kouign Amann opens at 7 am also, just sayin'.

    1. carolilas Aug 7, 2013 11:54 AM

      Both these restaurants open at 8 o'clock on the weekend:

      La Petite Adresse on Park avenue

      Restaurant L'Avenue on Mont-Royal east

      1 Reply
      1. re: carolilas
        dimsumfan Aug 7, 2013 05:44 PM

        Ooh. La Petite is sounding most interesting so far...

      2. e
        EaterBob Aug 6, 2013 08:18 PM

        Not quite Lawrence-like but definitely, thoroughly and completely a Montreal institution. Unique and different than anything you will get anywhere else.

        Beauty's, 93 Mont-Royal W. 514 849 8883

        They open at 8 o'clock, and at that time there won't be a line-up. Unlike Schwartz's and La Banquise the line up for Beauty's is mostly locals, not out-of-towners. Hymie (aka "Beauty") is something like 95 years old and still works the door.

        Order a Beauty's special, an orange juice and a coffee. Or if you're feeling hungry go for a Mishmash. Don't forget to say hello to Larry (Hymie's son) and you will be able to make it to the airport in plenty of time with a happy belly and ecstatic tastebuds. (ok, maybe their coffee isn't anything to shout about, but...)

        1. kpzoo Aug 6, 2013 06:51 PM

          Will you have a car? If so, these two places are very good and have large menus, and open early:

          Cafe Orange - NDG

          Dejeuner Cosmopolitain - Pointe-Claire

          4 Replies
          1. re: kpzoo
            dimsumfan Aug 6, 2013 07:16 PM

            Yes, will have a car. (Thanks.)

            1. re: dimsumfan
              williej Aug 6, 2013 07:53 PM

              Try Eggsclusif. It has a pretty good breakfast and is very close to Dorval Airport. Call them to see if they are open early Sunday mornings.

              (514) 633-0101

              1. re: williej
                lawyergirl77 Aug 7, 2013 06:05 AM

                Eggsclusif used to be really great - homemade bread, potatoes that were thisclose to being exactly like Picasso's (sniff). It was a real hidden gem in the Dorval area.

                In the past month, however, it has really gone downhill, which is breaking my heart. They hardly ever have their homemade bread available anymore, the smoothies are half the size (but still the same price) and they're using some kind of fake egg mix for their omelettes.

                I asked the waitress if the owner was still cooking back there and she said yes... but when I asked her if he had changed some of his ingredients, she said that he was trying out some new suppliers.

                BUT - I know that they would be open early on Sunday and would be a solid option for a pre-flight meal. Who knows? Maybe the owner will go back to his old suppliers. *crosses fingers*

                1. re: lawyergirl77
                  williej Aug 7, 2013 12:01 PM

                  That's too bad. I ate there in March and found it great.

          Show Hidden Posts