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

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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
    http://www.montrealbreakfastreview.co...

    Dejeuner Cosmopolitain - Pointe-Claire
    www.montrealbreakfastreview.com/le-de...

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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.

    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
        https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Pet...

        Restaurant L'Avenue on Mont-Royal east
        http://fr.yelp.ca/biz/restaurant-l-av...

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        1. re: carolilas

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

        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'.