Travel Blog

20 Jan

Brunch, coffee, chocolate and keeping cozy in the Village

cacao 70 brunches

During the winter months, the beloved Boules Roses of Montreal’s Gay Village neighbourhood go into hibernation and people retreat from the streets to cozy up inside for delicious brunches, creamy lattes, and baked goods. Check out the lighter side of a Village more known for its crazy night life…

Brunching in the Village

chipotle-et-jalapeno brunch

Cacao 70 is the mecca for chocolate lovers. Their menu has delicacies like a chocolate marshmallow pizza, a white chocolate fondue, and even a chocolate beer!

L’oeufrier knows how to give brunch a good egging. Meals come complete with a friendly atmosphere, adorable staff, and an easy to swallow price point.

Chipotle et Jalapeño has an eye catching storefront, but the smell of authentic Mexican food is what’ll seduce you through the door. CJ is half restaurant and half food boutique that specializes in imported Mexican goods.

Le Resto du Village Calling this place a Village institution almost doesn’t do it justice. They serve up 17 poutine variations, and make breakfast day and night as they’re open 24 hours a day.

Saloon serves brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the weekends. Their brunch menu includes a selection of breakfast appropriate champagne cocktails, smoothies, eggs benedict, pancakes, crepes and more.

Coffee and Treats in the Village

de-farine-deau-fraiche brunch restaurant
Autour d’un pain is a classic bakery with incredible croissants, and breads of all types and sizes like honey, miso, chocolate, and Yucatan.

Cafe 1000 Grammes is a charming cafe that serves giant cakes, a big selection of beverages, and simple yet satisfying meals.

De farine et d’eau fraiche is a cafe and patisserie on Amherst. Whether going there for breakfast, lunch, tea or dessert, it’s impossible to stop by DF+EF without gawking at the incredible cakes made by chef and owner Marilu Gunji, which can be described as edible works of art.

La Mie Matinale is an artisanal boulangerie known around Montreal for their famous German Stollen, orders of which begin months before the Christmas season.

Pouding Cafe has a warm ambiance with fresh breakfasts, homemade pastries, and typical lunch fare like sandwiches and salads.

Pourquoi Pas Espresso Bar is the brainchild of two baristas that wanted to create an environment with amazing espresso and even better company. Stop by every Saturday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to do a coffee tasting, or whenever for a solid brew of the rocket fuel.


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