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.
Wilfrid sur Laurier has been on my to-visit brunch list for a while, and it has been on the list of The Hottest Brunch Bets in Montreal from Eater for few months already too. I met up with Ksenia from At the Immigrant’s Table for brunch, and we decided on Wilfrid sur Laurier, since the hype about this restaurant lasts quite long!
Buvette is a true Parisian cafe locating in the West Village of New York City. As I was doing research for my first New York trip back in March 2015 (the time I went alone), Mayssam from Will Travel for Food recommended Buvette and Locanda Verde for brunch. Since I knew I was going to New York again when my family visits, I saved Buvette for my family.
Prohibition is located in the beautiful, not-so-touristic, Notre-Dame de Grace, which is on Monkland Avenue. I’ve never explore or been to the neighborhood, but I already had my eye on Prohibition since my first year in Montreal. Since I didn’t go home right away after school ends, I had the chance to explore a bit more of Montreal outside of downtown. I believe that brunch shouldn’t be just for weekends, and Prohibition starts brunch-ing on Friday!
For the past four years in Montreal, no matter how many brunch spots I’ve tried, Lawrence still stays “the one” on my favorite brunch spot. However.. the ranking has slightly changed lately. Ma’tine is the new gem on the food scene, located in the gay village (5-10 minutes walk from station Beaudry). My first visit there was for lunch (See this), and the great experience had brought me back for brunch.
As I really liked the chai latte from the Samovar Tea Bar in the Mission (see SF Cafés Hopping), my friend said I should also visit the Tea lounge at the Yerba Buena Gardens. This Samovar Tea Lounge serves international food and tea pairings from around the world, including Japanese, English, Russian, Moorish, Chinese, and Paleolithic. Moreover, they also have seasonal special! (See menu)