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Aug 6, 2013 06:30 PM

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

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?

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  1. 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

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    1. re: kpzoo

      Yes, will have a car. (Thanks.)

      1. re: dimsumfan

        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

          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

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

            1. re: lawyergirl77

              Hi, have you been back to Eggsclusif since?

              1. re: jxbreakfast

                I haven't because we moved away from the area about a year ago. We keep talking about going back but, because it was so disappointing the last time we went, we keep choosing to go somewhere else.

                1. re: lawyergirl77

                  Hope you give it another try. They went through a rough patch.I am a (now absent) partner at Eggsclusif due to family obligations. There is a great new manager for the front of the house (about 5 months now). This gives the other owner/cook a lot more time to create yummines in the back. ;)

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

          La Petite Adresse on Park avenue

          Restaurant L'Avenue on Mont-Royal east

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          1. re: carolilas

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

            1. re: dimsumfan

              If L'Avenue is open at 8, hit it.

              Big portions, excellent food, very urban decor.

          2. 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'.

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            1. re: Plateaumaman

              Plateaumaman, I'm familiar with Kouign Amann for their croissants and Breton specialities, but googling I find that they do serve breakfast. Is their coffee good? That would certainly be something very Montréalais...

              At the airport, I tend to go for La Brûlerie, as I crave decent coffee.