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Best boozy brunches in Montreal

Where to find bottomless mimosas and more, whether you need a hangover cure, a stellar brunch, or all of the above.

Written by
Isa Tousignant
JP Karwacki
Tommy Dion
Laura Osborne

UPDATE: Summer, 2022 If weekends are synonymous with brunch, and you’re brunching in a city synonymous with booze, that means you're getting your day drinking and best brunch on in Montreal. That big night from the best bars and best clubs in Montreal needs a (boozy) brunch service worth its weight in endless bellinis and eggs-benny. This list tells you where to find the most excellent hair of the dog, with platefuls of delicious eats to soak up regrets. 

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With over 100 dishes to choose from—and a drinks menu that is even longer—Time Out Market Montréal is hands-down the biggest brunch in town. On July 9 and 10 (Saturday and Sunday) from opening to 3 p.m., head to the Market and enjoy a live jazz band and giant cocktail specials all weekend. Middle Eastern, Indian and Japanese brunch dishes? Caribbean, Italian and Portuguese plates? Mimosas, local microbreweries, mocktails and milkshakes? We have it all and more under one roof.

Where to find the best boozy brunch in Montreal

The Saturday brunch with drag host Paolo Perfeccion at this café-buvette on St. Hubert means blinis with dill cream and gravlax, waffles with chai caramel, whipped cream, caramelized hazelnuts and fruit, and a grilled cheese where pork meets a croque madame. Head for the crepes and stay for the mimosa and cocktail specials. 


Following hot on the heels of the evening and lunch services at this Italo-Japanese restaurant at the southern gate of Montreal's Chinatown, Tiramisu now cooks up a Più Che Perfetto brunch that mixes up cuisines with a booze morning service. Running from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays, it just goes to show that it's never too early to eat pasta or pizza with a brunch of cocktails.

Shake up your usual brunch menu at this Peruvian spot serving up hangover-friendly dishes (with all-you-can-drink mimosas) like the buger pescador (brioche bun, panko-fried mahi mahi, salsa criolla with radish, mirror duck egg, coriander aioli, jalapeno yogurt and plantain chips) and la dorada (think French toast toppedwith vanilla ricotta, lucuma yogurt, strawberries, blackberries, pecans and drowned in maple syrup). 


Located in the heart of Old Montreal, Wolf and Workman not only offers gourmet dishes that have everything to get you back on your feet after a big night out, but every weekend it's all-you-can-drink mimosas for $35. Dine on Scotch eggs, mushroom omelettes, blueberry-bacon pancakes, or a traditional full English breakfast—whatever your heart desires.

Waiter, another round of mimosas please!

All-you-can-drink mimosas is good, but all-you-can-drink mimosas, beers and ciders is even better, and all-you-can-drink mimosas, beers, ciders plus a food menu is just incredible!

For $35 with a reservation ($40 without a reservation), it happens at the microbrewery Le Saint-Houblon, which now has two locations in Montreal. Among the all-you-can-eat options are scrambled eggs with cheese, bacon, beer sausage pogos, pastries and berries, okonomiyaki, tomato and beans and more.

Photograph: Restaurant Mesón / @restomeson

7. Mesón

This Spanish-influenced Villeray spot is best known as a happening nighttime hangout, but those in the know head there for brunch too. Pair a pitcher of their signature pineapple sangria with garlicky, creamy patatas bravas and a sunny side egg, or a morning cassoulet featuring spicy chorizo, beans, tomato and eggs. On the sweet side, the thin, buttery crepes with caramelized apples and funky Manchego cheese are a must.

Photograph: Foiegwa

8. Foiegwa

When you ask Montreal chefs where they eat when it’s not in their own places, 90% answer this Little Burgundy icon. That’s because it’s home to rich, indulgent, comforting food that’s creative and nonchalant all at once (and being home to one of the best burgers in Montreal). Head there for a weekend brunch that features specially conceived morning cocktails (the Afoiegwato involves ice cream and coffee alongside liqueurs) to go with dishes like chicken and waffles, simply scrumptious Benedicts and fancy omelettes (one includes duck confit). Good morning!

Photograph: Dominique Lafond

9. Larrys

The British inflections of this beloved Mile End spot shine through loud and clear in the menu, with dishes like the sausage and egg roll, scones with jam, a variety of finger-lickingly good sandwiches and a range of rotating specials and monthly creations. Enjoy any of those with a Dusty Rose—a lovely, floral gin cocktail—or any one of the other equally subtle, sophisticated, flavoursome tipples.

Santa Barbara
Photograph: Restaurant Santa Barbara / @restaurantsantabarbara

10. Santa Barbara

Nestled just off Saint-Denis in Villeray, Santa Barbara isn’t Californian, nor is it Latin, as the name may lead you to think—it’s named after its patron saint, and is indeed a saintly little neighbourhood restaurant featuring market-fresh food and a vegetable-forward philosophy. Their cocktails are a reason in itself to visit, with a changing menu that walks the perfect day-drinking line of curative yet sunshiny concoctions. The brunch options range from poached eggs on toast with a side of their renowned kale salad to a morning banh mi stuffed with roasted pork belly.

Photograph: Dandy / @dandymtl

11. Dandy

This beautiful Old Montreal space will light up your soul just with its looks. Buttery beige leather banquettes invite you to slide in and soak up all the semicircular shapes that tie in the design, specked with globe lights and black iron details. Start with a short, stout and mighty spicy Caesar as you ponder your order: Will you have the lauded homemade black pudding topped with a fried egg and served with a snappy carrot chutney, or the Insta-famous stack of ricotta pancakes? Maybe a fried chicken sandiwich so big your face can disappear into it?

Photograph: Evelyne Pellerin

12. Leméac

A glittering mainstay of the fancy Laurier Avenue West, Leméac is the kind of place you need to honour by clinking mimosas as soon as you sit down. Pick a table by the front window—or on the vast terrasse in the summer—and let the twinkly, upper echelon scene envelope you. Order a good bottle of white and change your life forever with the pain perdu, a six-inch tall work of art that’s half French toast, half bread pudding. The lox and blinis are also a favourite here.

Photograph: Bec Dickinson

13. Maman

There’s a general lightness of being at this spot in Little Burgundy, where everything—from the interior design to the menu—is green, bright, fresh and elevating. The avocado toast here is the best in town, but just in case you feel too healthy, get a side of sweets: maybe an order of the Oprah-approved s’mores cookies? The salads are plentiful and multi-textured, like the Tawni, which includes everything from roasted yam to farro to herbed feta. For drinks, you can’t say no to a fresh-peach juice bellini.

If you're looking for a place to drink mimosas at will to the sound of a DJ in full swing, chances are your wishes will be fulfilled at Jacopo. However, note that there's typically only one date every month when it will be possible. It's an Italian brunch with bellinis and mimosas à volonté for $30, though; hard to resist. Consult their website with the link below for more information.

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