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It's not unusual for pedestrians passing by the corner of Mont-Royal and Saint-Urbain to see a line gradually forming outside Beautys Luncheonette, the famous Plateau Mont-Royal restaurant. And just like the line itself, the place is an institution where people want to be seen — regular customers, the curious, tourists and prestigious visitors from around the world.

Open since 1942, the luncheonette has all the elements of a classic institution: an iconic menu, a family history and a founder, Hymie Sckolnick, who despite his 90 years, spends as much time as possible in the restaurant to accommodate customers. "We always took our time by staying close to our roots," says Beautys owner, Larry Sckolnick.

"My own children want to take over," he continues. "They feel good here, they like to work together with their grandfather Hymie."  Although the three generations of Sckolnicks like to tease one another, the "tightly woven" family fabric allows them to rely on each other. "It's a bit of a tag-team. You have to leave early, I'll replace you and vice versa."

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    C'est correct mai...

    C'est correct mais rien d'extraordinaire et les prix sont élevés. Les laits frappés sont délicieux.

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    Comme dans le temps

    Un endroit cool et sans prétention pour bien commencer la journée avec leur brunch. À mi-chemin entre le Mont-Royal et les boutiques du Plateau, ne reste plus qu'à savoir de quel côté partir en ressortant pour bien continuer la journée!

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    Montreal's best brunch spots

    Montreal's best brunch spots

    Open since 1942, Beauty’s Luncheonette is one of Montreal’s foodie landmarks. They still serve the same fresh homemade food as they did more than 70 years go. They’re well known for their Beauty’s Special, a bagel with cream cheese, smoked-salmon, tomato and onion.

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    Enjoy Grilled Cheese Month in Montreal

    Enjoy Grilled Cheese Month in Montreal

    Of course we went to the corner of Mont-Royal and Saint-Urbain to taste the famous brunches at Beauty's, but we shouldn't overlook their grilled cheese with bacon served between two slices of Challah egg bread.

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    Montreal's tastiest breakfast sandwiches

    Montreal's tastiest breakfast sandwiches

    Open since 1942, Beauty’s is a landmark on the Montreal brunch scene. Beauty’s offers a wide variety of breakfast and lunch options, along with delicious smoothies. The Beauty’s Bonjour sandwich is worth the Sunday brunch line-up you may encounter. It’s the classic eggs, bacon and cheddar cheese, served on a Montreal bagel. Every bite is a taste of heaven.

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