Montreal budget-friendly brunch restaurants

In Montreal, we take our brunch seriously. On weekends, rain or shine, you’ll often see crowds standing in line waiting for a seat at one of the many popular breakfast joints in town. If you’re counting your pennies, but still want to enjoy a good serving of breakfast, these brunch restaurants are for you.

Bagel E.t.c

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4320 boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Z3

Bagel ETC is a funky diner-style restaurant on St-Laurent. This Montreal breakfast staple offers the masses breakfast and brunch at a price that won’t break your budget. You’ll get a very decent breakfast for less than $15. Bagel ETC makes a very good Huevos Rancheros dish, if you enjoy a Mexican fiesta breakfast.

Cosmos

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5843, rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H4A 1X4

Cosmos Snack Bar is an NDG legend. Known for their greasy-spoon type brunch, they serve some very tasty egg dishes at prices that will make you smile (and maybe make room for dinner). The standard two-egg, two-meat dish costs about $7 and most other options are under $10. The coffee refills are free so you can easily get your caffeine fix.

La Binerie Mont-Royal

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367 av du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2T 1R1

La Binerie is known as one of the oldest restaurants in the plateau. It serves all of the weekend brunch items that Montrealers love, at a price that won’t make your rent cheque bounce. The classic eggs, bacon and toast meal goes for only $7.50 and that includes coffee. Add a piece of their famous tourtière and you’ll be full until dinnertime.

Bistro Cafe Souvenir

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1261 av Bernard, Outremont, QC H2V 1V8

Open since 1992, Café Souvenir in the Mile-End has offers a brunch menu with most items under $15. They have all of the basic options with add-ons so you only really pay for what you eat. The basic two egg, potato, sausage and toast meal, which includes coffee, will cost you less than $10. If you’re there for Sunday brunch, expect a little bit of a wait, but the turnover is fairly quick and the friendly servers will have you seated in no time.

Cora Breakfast & Lunch

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1240 rue Drummond, Montréal, QC H3G 1V7

You’ll find hefty portions of breakfast at Chez Cora’s downtown Montreal location. The popular Quebec breakfast chain serves all of the classics, along with their own tasty additions, all ranging between $5 and $15. Coffee is included with most breakfast options. They also offer a menu for children — one of the reasons it’s a great place for brunch with the family.

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