6.05.2017

My top 4 Eggs Benedict in Montreal: St-Henri & Mile-End Edition


We started our Brunch tradition a few years back as soon as we moved to Montreal.
My hubby and I have been for the longest time ever, the biggest fans of breakfasts and it's truly what we still love to do together.
My obsession and love for eggs Benedict is absolutely clear, that even lots of friends call me and ask me where to go, all - the - time.

I'm not sure about other Canadian cities, but Montreal knows how to do a great dang brunch, always striving on surprising us with the most delectable and scrumptious menu options ever and let's keep it real: when I indulge, I make sure it's with lots and lots of Hollandaise sauce on it.

Here are my top favorites of Mile-end and St-Henri, two corners of the city where I hang out the most, always living up one good egg at a time (:

MILE END

Le Vieux Velo
My absolute favorite when it comes to eggs benedict, I'd say in Montreal. This tiny place with a gorgeous and simple decor gets me every time, feeling just like home. Blue walls and vintage wooden chairs give Le Vieux Velo a kinda old school vibe I'm completely addicted to. They serve a great brunch menu with 5 benedicts options, all including a fresh salad, potatoes, and the yummiest hollandaise.

Recommended: le B.A.B - no doubt! Avocado, Brie, bacon strips and a lemony hollandaise sauce.
Tip: Get there early if you're planning to do a weekend brunch (9am if you can!). If you're planning to go with your babies, you won't have much space left for strollers so make sure you bring your baby carrier.



Faberge
Plan an early Sunday Brunch at Faberge, preferably before their big lineup starts. This place has been on our list for years and I believe we've tried the entire menu (no regrets!) and I assure you, Faberge has covered all my very special morning cravings on each visit, including my kiddo's too. Faberge is incredibly kids friendly and Nico loves it just because he can watch his favorite tv cartoons and do some cute coloring while we sip their great coffee. On the menu: six different Benny's all so delish it'll be a challenge to pick just one.

Recommended:
I have a tiny addiction with the Benny Mac. These perfectly cooked eggs with mac 'n' cheese fritters, pulled pork and topped with a jalapeno jelly. yeap, it's all real.
Tip: They have a kids menu, just ask as soon as you get in. Also, a changing table is available for your babies.


ST-HENRI

L'Avenue 
The newest gem of St-Henri and the second location in the city, L'Avenue always does it right with generous portions (when I say generous, I mean you'll be full pretty much the rest of the day) and the funkiest decor you'll ever find in a breakfast spot in the city. Start with a classic mimosa followed by their famous fruit skewers and one of the 13 different Benedict options on the menu. I regularly have their classic "benes" with a delicate beer ham or Arc-en-ciel the popular and scrumptious salmon one.

Recommended: 
Honestly, the entire menu, so worth it if you are a brunchaholic like me. Show up early, even in St-Henri we already have long waiting lines.
Tip: You can't miss the "glow in the dark" bathroom decor. Way way too good!



Toi, Moi & Cafe
A super oldie but a real goodie in the hood and a reference in Montreal for their vast selection of fair trade, organic coffee beans and always good brunch menu. What I love about this place is the warm staff and their espresso mocha that helps me start my weekends like a real champ. The benedicts options are only three and 80% of the time I have a classic bacon and swiss egg benedict. Don't be shy to ask them about their best coffee recommendations, you'll love them as much as I do.

Recommended:
All the way Bacon or Salmon Benedicts.
Tip: They serve breakfast every single day and if you're looking for a quiet place to work with good coffee and food, this will be it. Hey mamas, they also have plenty space for your strollers and high chairs.
Hoping you have an egg-celent brunch!
xox




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2 comments

  1. Stop making me hungry with your posts! Such cute brunch places!
    XO
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  2. I should not have seen this right before lunch! I want to eat now!!

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