Locating in the Little Italy, La Brume dans mes Lunettes is my current cafe (or should I say tearoom?) crush. I did not pay much attention to this cafe until I saw their menu, which they offer afternoon tea set after 2pm on weekdays! Ever since, I’ve been trying to find an occasion to go, and I finally had the time to visit with Kristin from CHEN CHEW. I would say this is my favorite afternoon tea spot so far.
Milos, located in the heart of mile end (in between Ave. St-Viateur and Ave. Fairmount W. on Ave. du Parc), and it has been in Montreal’s culinary scene for more than 30 years. Moreover, it is the one and only restaurant that my mom asks to visit over and over again when she’s in Montreal. Don’t get scared by the $$$$ when you see it on restaurant review websites, because their lunch deal is definitely a steal!
L’Express, a French classic locating on rue St-Denis, has been in Montreal’s food scene since 1980, and still standing strong. I’ve heard and read a lot of reviews about it since Freshmen year, and finally had the chance to visit with my parents! On a rainy night, I made the reservation very last minute, and was glad that they still have tables available at our preferred time! We were greeted warmly by the staffs, who are all dressed in black and white, as soon as we walked in. The food and service were impeccable. It’s one of the restaurants that my mom asked, “why didn’t you bring us here when your brother was here last time?”
I’ve heard about Salmigondis quite a few times before visiting. I didn’t have any motivations to go north until it was strongly recommended by Montreal Food Pictures, especially it’s from the same owner as Arts Cafe (one of my favorite cafes in Montreal). Locating in the Little Italy, Salmigondis is only a block away from Impasto and GEMA. I can say it makes the top 3 best brunches in Montreal on my list.
Most of the people in Montreal, who are interested in the food industries, probably have heard of the famous Chuck Hughes. Le Bremner is his second restaurant, locating in the Old Montreal. I booked a table here as a celebration for my graduation when my parents and brother came to visit this summer (and of course.. parents paid, right? cough cough). I was glad that it definitely lived up the hype!
Laloux has been in Montreal’s food scene for around 30 years. It has been on my wish list for a while, but never had the chance. Situated on Ave du Pins, and hidden between Blvd. St. Laurent and rue St. Denis, it is quite accessible to me, but I could’ve easily missed if I haven’t heard of it before. Glad that I had the chance to visit on the last day of MTL à Table with my parents. It is definitely one of the city’s favourite and well-rated restaurants.