Top 10 Montreal breakfast joints

The best spots in Montreal to get your most important meal of the day.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Saturday and Sunday mornings are all about going to your favourite breakfast resto and sampling their pastries, omelettes, or classic French morning fare like cretons. There's no shortage of breakie places in Montreal but here are the top 10 breakfast joints that come out on top.



A classic institution for decades, this old-fashioned diner is always packed on weekend morns, and it's probably because of their incredible smoothies and omelettes. Foodies the world over have checked out this mainstay, including Anthony Bourdain.



Pyrus is an elegant restaurant where you can sample their delectable brunch menu, which has everything from in-house baked beans to a variety of yummy egg dishes.



Nestled in a suburb west of the city in NDG, locals love frequenting Cosmos, which is quaint, family-owned and notorious for their heart-stopping four-egg mish mash omelette.


Jardin Nelson

Situated behind the historic Hotel Nelson and featuring live jazz music on weekends, there's always a line to get into this classy Montreal breakfast joint.



While this more intimate setting often requires diners to wait for a table, they're known the city over for their perfectly prepared Eggs Benedict. People also love its unique ambience.


Cafe Souvenir

Brunchers rejoice, for this is the ultimate cafe to spend a long leisurely morning – since 1992 Souvenir has been treating patrons to mouth-watering meals made as often as possible from local ingredients.


Universel Déjeuners et Grillades

Located in the heart of Montreal, this modern-day diner is the perfect place to nurse a next-day hangover after a night out on the town. They've got everything from breakfast fare to pizza, seafood and pasta later in the day.


Vino Vin et Terrasse

Wine lovers frequent this neighbourhood haunt at night, but in the morning, those craving a wonderful brunch made with organic meats and seasonal locally grown produce head here.



Classic, cheap, and with huge portions as well as friendly service, Chenoy's defines the "classic breakfast joint" and serves their huge selection of breakie dishes all day (and night) long.


La Banquise

Renowned for their poutine, La Banquise is also a fantastic breakfast resto and has interior dining options as well as outdoor terrasse seating in the warmer months.


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