Brunch is like, kiiiiind of a really big deal in Montreal -- but boozy brunches are (sadly) more difficult to come by. But if you’re willing to spare a few bones to keep the good times rolling with worthwhile breakfast cocktails, we’ve got you set with this hood-by hood guide.
Where to Boozy Brunch in Montreal: A hood-by-hood guide
922 Ave du Mont-Royal Est
Go for: fruit-filled pitchers of red wine sangria.
Byblos Le Petit Café
1499 Ave Laurier Est
Pair the famous feta omelette with your brew of choice.
4650 Rue De Mentana
Go for the Pimm’s Limonade or Early Gin with their Frittata dish.
Le Passé Composé
950 Rue Roy Est
Take advantage of the two-for-$13 mimosa deal.
9 Rue Duluth Est
This brasserie’s house mimosa will only set you back $5.
4351 Ave de Lorimier
Chase down a decadent brunch crêpe with a mason jar cocktail.
5322 Boul Saint-Laurent
$5 for regular and apple mimosas.
5201 Boul Saint-Laurent
Choose from an $8 Bloody Mary, Aperol Spritz, or apple mimosa.
25 Ave Fairmount Ouest
A breakfast poutine plus a screwdriver aught to do the trick.
281 Rue Bernard Ouest
Start things off right with a breakfast Caesar.
93 Ave du Mont-Royal Ouest
Little-known fact: Beauty’s has a drink menu!
4801 Boul Saint-Laurent
Mimosas hit the sweet spot (or the sore spot) here.
5788 Boul Saint-Laurent
Keep the $2.75-$3.50 cocktails coming while you down a huevos rancheros.
112 Rue Bernard Ouest
They make a solid mimosa here, but their peach Bellini is something else.
3581 Boul Saint-Laurent
Endless mimosas for $35, or build your own four-person brunch bowl.
Les Enfants Terribles
1257 Ave Bernard
The grapefruit zest-infused Apérol Spritz complements every menu option.
Pick from $8 mimosas and beers.
4858 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Stay classy with a gin Gimlet with lime and soda.
1. L’Avenue922 ave. du Mont-Royal Est, Montréal
2. Byblos Le Petit Café1499 Ave Laurier Est, Montreal
3. Lili Co.4650 rue Mentana, Montreal
4. Bistro Le Passé Composé950 rue Roy Est, Montréal
5. Réservoir9 rue Duluth Est, Montréal
6. Ma-Am-M Bolduc4351 Ave de Lorimier, Montreal
7. Sparrow / Le Moineau5322 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
8. Lawrence5201 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
9. Fabergé25, avenue Fairmount Ouest, Montreal
10. Nouveau Palais281 rue Bernard, Montréal
11. Beauty's93 Ave du Mont-Royal Ouest, Montréal
12. Resto Biarritz4801 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
13. Royal Phoenix Bar5788, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
14. L'Assommoir211 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
15. SuWu3581 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal
16. Le Cartet106 Rue McGill, Montreal
17. Griffintown Café1378 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
18. Burgundy Lion2496, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
19. Les Enfants Terribles1257 Ave Bernard, Montreal
20. Prohibition5674 Monkland, Montreal
21. Régine Café1840, rue Beaubien Est, Montreal
22. Restaurant Santa Barbara6696 Rue de Saint Vallier, Montreal
23. Brasserie Central4858 Sherbrooke West, Montreal
This breakfast and brunch favorite often has a line of people waiting to get inside the artfully decorated confines of this Plateau resto.
This intimate Plateau cafe features home-style Persian fare (lamb anyone?). Head there for brunch and order their feta omelet. You won't be disappointed.
This Plateau resto features sleek, minimalist decor and Chef Catherine Dawes serves up a creative menu featuring the likes of chimichurri octopus with avocado tempura and pork tripe with chorizo.
If you're looking for a more upscale brunch, come to this bistro that features dishes like poached eggs with foie gras.
One of Montreal's finest brasseries, Reservoir has a full bar with a handful of specialty beers, in bottles and on tap, and they also serve some killer brunch items and snacks. This microbrewery also has a killer rooftop terrasse, which overlooks one of the most beautiful streets in the Plateau. The menu is entirely vegetarian, so there's bound to be something for everyone to choose from while sipping an ice-cold just-brewed beer.
With some of the city's best poutine, burgers, and out-of-this-world brunches, this Plateau resto is a definite hit.
This resto & cocktail spot's always filled with Mile End neighborhood regulars who come back for The Sparrow's baller weekend brunch. On the must-eat list: banana and chocolate-filled donuts, smoked salmon & scrambled eggs, and a potato & cabbage dish called Bubble 'n Squeak.
This Montreal resto and cafe does the best breakfast and brunch in town. The reason? Instead of giving you fresh rolls before your meal, they give you fresh DONUT PUFFS. You're welcome.
If you're in the Mile End neighborhood, there aren't a lot of places that can beat Faberge when it comes to a quality breakfast. And be sure to hit up their bar for smoothies, fresh juices, mimosa,s and a variety of coffees and teas.
Located in Outremont, this "new American diner" has some terrific 'Merican eats, like juicy burgers and crispy chicken and waffles.
This is the perfect diner to stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, offering daily specials and classics that have earned them quite the acclaim.
Resto Biarritz serves international cuisine (tapas-style!) using local ingredients, and they also feature an extensive wine list with options for every budget.
The Royal Phoenix bar features a quality atmosphere, great food, and drinks, while filling the air with bangin' music from live DJs.
Nestled in the Heart of Mile End, this 120 seat resto doles out a number of tasty tapas dishes (try their famous tartar and ceviche), burgers, and brunches, not to mention their quality craft cocktails.
Inside SuWu, you'll find comfy antique sofas, pinball machines, and super-awesome drink prices that're all half-price from 5-7p. And if you're hankerin' for some eats, they have a menu loaded with tasty options like their amazing mac n' cheese grilled cheese.
This hip Downtown spot serves up seriously good breakfast and brunch items, at prices that won't empty your wallet.
Located in Griffintown (obvi.), this resto/cafe is a premier destination for brunch or lunch with a host of options like soups, salads, omelets, sammies, burgers, egg dishes, and tasty cocktails that hit the spot any time.
This British-style pub and restaurant doles out a variety of brews and liquors, and they have lengthy menu with options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
With its full bar, seasonal patio, and fine selection of French-inspired comfort food, this place is anything but Terribles. The sidewalk seating is heated as well, so you don't have to worry about your Enfants freezing while you eat.
Prohibition certainly has acclaim as being a great drinkery, but they also serve up some surprising food, including deep-fried Southern fare and even North African dishes.
This popular resto/cafe serves up tasty breakfasts, brunches, and lunches every day of the week using local flavors. If you're looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, order their breakfast poutine.
This fine resto specializes in vegetarian fare, but be sure to try out some of their unique craft cocktails (like the Cocktail en Vedette with tequila, honey, lemon, and sage) in addition to your veggie-centric meal.