Montreal's classic breakfast restaurants

Breakfast is a Montrealer’s favourite meal of the day. Who can resist the classic bacon, egg and sausage combo, while sipping on glorious coffee — it really sets the mood for the entire day. Here are our top picks for the best breakfast joints in Montreal.

Le Fameux Cosmos Inc.

5843 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H4A 1X4

Cosmos is the ultimate greasy spoon experience in the heart of N.D.G. It’s a Montreal legend. The place is small, but it’s the place that will keep you coming back for the delicious and cheap egg breakfasts. It’s an egg-centered menu, so expect lots of sunny-side up eggs and bacon, and omelettes cooked on a single grill.

Beauty's Luncheonette

93 Av Du Mont-Royal O, Montréal, QC H2T 2S5

Beauty’s is another Montreal staple for a classic breakfast. Located on Mount-Royal, Beauty’s has been serving classic breakfast meals to Montrealers since 1942. You’ll find a variety of dishes from classic eggs to pancakes to potato latkes to a tasty breakfast sandwich. You’ll find the weekend brunch crowd gathering at this joint, so best to get there early if you’d like a quick meal.


25, av Fairmount O, Montréal, QC H2T 2L9

Fabergé is a weekend brunch aficionado’s dream come true. They serve all of the classics, and they offer many renditions of the popular eggs benedict meal. Fabergé also offers their rendition of a classic Quebec meal — the breakfast poutine. The meal is composed of home fries, cheese curds and hollandaise sauce instead of gravy, and it’s topped with one egg any style.

Greenspot Restaurant - Smoked Meat - Breakfast - Burgers

3041 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1N9

The Green Spot in Saint-Henri is another one of Montreal’s classic greasy-spoon diners where people unite for one thing: good food. It’s the kind of place that’s been in the neighbourhood for years, but also the kind of place you could easily walk by. Do yourself a favour and stop by The Green Spot for a delicious classic breakfast at a price you’ll love. As a bonus, they serve breakfast all day.

Place Milton Restaurant

220, rue Milton, Montréal, QC H2X 1V6

Place Milton is a breakfast haven for those living in the McGill ghetto. It’s the perfect place to grab a quick meal before class or to recap the previous evening with friends. They serve simple and classic breakfast fare, so don’t expect anything too fancy. In addition, all breakfast meals are at a price that students will love. This joint is popular with the McGill crowds on weekends, so expect a wait before being seated.

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