5 Great Places for Your Next Lunch Date

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With an abundance of new restaurants constantly popping up all over the city, finding a place to lunch in Montreal is a breeze. Next time you’re hanging out downtown and craving some good eats, try on of our top 5 favorite lunch spots in Montreal – that aren’t too hard on the wallet.

 

LOV Restaurant

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This new downtown vegetarian restaurant is perfect for light lunches and afternoon cocktails.

 

L’entrepot Mont-Royal

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This Plateau restaurant is a prime spot to hit when craving some serious comfort food. With a comprehensive food menu featuring varying cuisines,  big portions, and $5 flat price, L’entrepot is sure to be a recurring favorite.

 

Hof Kelsten

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Sandwich lover? Hof Kelsten is not only one of Montreal’s best sandwich spot, but it doubles as an amazing bakery as well. With a great lunch AND brunch menu, you can make Hof Kelsten a new staple.

 

Dinette Triple Crown

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Feeling like a different experience? Dinette Triple Crown has you covered. Grab one of their ready-made picnic baskets (complete with a checkered blanket), and head out to your favorite park to enjoy their southern-styled bites.

 

Sa-Fran

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Sushi lover? You have to try Sa-Fran’s lunch menu. With high-quality food and a mix of traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine, you won’t regret stopping for lunch at this restaurant.

 

 

With so many great places, it’s hard to choose just one (maybe make a lunch bucket list). Did we miss your favorite lunch spot? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

 

 

13 AWESOME MONTREAL BRUNCH SPOTS

Everyone’s Favorite Meal of the Day.

Ah brunch, the most delightful time of the weekend. From vegetarian, to boozy, to luxury, to classy, Montreal has every type of brunch you could possibly imagine (even on a boat)! Grab a friend, pick your favorite type of brunch, and head to one of these awesome Montreal brunch spots:   

 

Le Cartet  – 106 Mcgill

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Enjoy a delicious gourmet brunch at this French inspired loft restaurant.

 

Restaurant L’Avenue – 922 Mont Royal

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Brunch and enjoy some mimosas in the Plateau Mount Royal at one of Montreal’s best brunch spots; Restaurant L’Avenue.

 

Fabarge Restaurant 25 Avenue Fairmount O

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Enjoy this daytime trendy lounge’s unique dishes and breakfast poutine (because it wouldn’t be Montreal without poutine for breakfast).

 

Lawrence – 5201 St Laurent

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Simple yet classic; enjoy your Sunday morning with Lawrence’s simple yet refined British-inspired menu.

 

Beauty’s Luncheonette – 93 Mount Royal West

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Enjoy brunch at one of Montreal’s premier lunch date spots. Beauty’s Luncheonette serves up generous and delicious breakfast and lunch menus (and Montreal style bagels!) in a really cool retro cafe.

 

Regine Cafe –  1840 Rue Beaubien E

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Spend your next brunch enjoying the royal and retro ambiance (check out those velvet chairs) paired with an upscale breakfast at Montreal’s Regine Cafe.

 

Barbounya234 Avenue Laurier O

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Check out this original rustic eatery featuring Turkish cuisine. This spot stand out for it’s original and delicious menu and use of local fresh ingredients.

 

Birks Cafe par Europea – 1240 Place Philips

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This cafe is not only in a beautiful setting, but is a specifically a lavish afternoon tea and weekend brunch spot, so Sunday morning is this European inspired eatery’s specialty.

 

Nouveau Palais – 281 Bernard W

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This comfy restaurant serving classic comfort food is not only open for your hangover breakfast brunching needs, but also until 3am for your finals/munchie needs as well.

 

L’Assommoir – 112 Bernard W

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Eat, drink, and be happy at L’Assomoir’s brunch. With unique wood dishes and many choices of beer, this is sure to be a new weekend favourite.

 

Terrasse Bonsecours (Sundays) –  364 Rue de la Commune East

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Enjoy a delicious and boozy upscale brunch in Montreal’s Old Port at Terrasse Bonsecours. Local or tourist, this restaurant and rooftop patio tops everyone’s list  and are among the best in Montreal.

 

Lili Co. – 4650 Mentena

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Enjoy a delectable brunch at this microbrewery. The restaurant also features many amazing morning cocktails for those who like a fun drink alongside their morning meal.

 

Le Passe Compose – 950 Rue Roy East

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Check out this adorable French corner bistro and their delightful breakfast, featuring a mix of crepes, sandwiches, egg dishes, and more.

10 BEST MTL COFFEE SPOTS

No Starbucks here.

 

One of the best parts of living in a big city like Montreal is the option to totally avoid chain restaurants and cafes like Starbucks, Tim Horton’s, and Second Cup. With so many cute (and delicious) unique spots in the city, we decided to create a list of the best Montreal coffee shops and cafes. Check out these top spots to get your caffeine fix in Montreal:

 

Cafe Hublot

Take a small trip to Rosemont and check out Cafe Hublot; a cafe featuring all local ingredients, and delish coffee choices.

 

Les Oubliettes

Les Oubliettes- and yes “oublie” your diet for these delicious coffees and pastries (and cakes, did we mention cakes??)

 

Cafe Larue & Fils

Café Larue & Fils – they even have a coffee truck!

 

Myriade Club Monaco

Myriade Club Monaco- right down the street from Concordia (yes, it is calling your name)

 

Cafe Falco

Cafe Falco- Japanese inspired grub, Siphon coffee, and awesome interior design? This may just be the ~dopest~ Montreal coffee spot in the Mile End.

 

Cafe Castel

Cafe Castel- two words late, art. Located inside the Best Western in Ville Marie, you will receive a pleasant surprise upon getting your late that will have you ordering cup after cup.

 

Le Doggy Cafe

Le Doggy Cafe- when your friends are too busy, grab your puppy pal and  head to Le Doggy Cafe for some bonding time with your furry friend.  Better yet, it’s the perfect place for a puppy date!

 

Pourquoi Pas Espresso Bar

Pourquoi Pas Espresso bar is a happening spot featuring coffee beans curated from around the world! Not only that, but with friendly baristas, a chic atmosphere, and the infectious passion for coffee, Pourquoi Pas is the perfect spot for any coffee connoisseur.

 

Cafe Cagibi

If you were waiting for the cafe featuring live music- you won’t be let down! Cafe Cagibi located in the Mile End is the perfect cafe to hang at while enjoying some live music, delicious coffees, and features an unforgettably comfortable atmosphere.

 

Ceramic Cafe Studio

And finally, Ceramic Cafe Studio is the perfect spot for anyone who wants a little coffee and a little art. This awesome cafe will serve up the java and light snacks while you paint your ceramic, and finish with not only a lovely outing, but also a personalized piece of ceramic for a truly memorable experience.