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First time in Montreal - looking for suggestions

You could also try H4C for brunch. You mentioned staying "near Atwater" but it's a fairly long street - I'm guessing you mean you're staying near Atwater Market? H4C is just up on Notre-Dame, near the corner of Atwater. I found it good bot not as good as Lawrence:

http://leh4c.com/

Sep 28, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

First time in Montreal - looking for suggestions

I've only ever gone for 10am opening, no wait. (I get there 10-15 min. early.)

For other weekend breakfast places I'd recommend Prohibition. It's in NDG, though, but near Villa Maria metro. They take reservations. The challah French toast with fried chicken is amazing.
http://www.prohibitionmontreal.com/

My friends really like l'Avenue but I've still never been:
http://www.montrealbreakfastreview.co...

My other favourite brunch places you'd need a car for: Dejeuner Cosmopolitain in Pointe-Claire and Coin Mechoui for Egyptian brunch in Chateauguay.

Sep 28, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

First time in Montreal - looking for suggestions

Consider Lawrence for brunch on Saturday or Sunday instead of lunch? It's so good.

Sep 27, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

Wasn't the previous restaurant on that corner Zen Noodles? I think Maura has been gone for quite a while, not sure what happened to it.

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/67/178629...

Last time I ordered from Zen Noodles the chicken was overcooked and spongy. Looking forward to trying the Korean.

Sep 15, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Tiny Taco Place in Montreal West

I haven't yet tried them, but the taco place in Montreal West is now serving fish tacos. My friend said they were amazing. She couldn't remember what kind of fish it was, but described them as lightly pan fried, with coriander, cabbage, onion, avocado, sour cream, lime and something spicy.

Sep 14, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

Mission-style refers to the Mission District in San Francisco. You can learn more about Mission-style burritos here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_...

Sep 12, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

That sounds great, thanks for the tip. I'm a big fan of chicken curry so this is going on my list of places to try.

Welcome back, bomobob!

Sep 09, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

DAD's Bagels is Closing

St. Viateur Bagel has an outlet on Monkland and REAL Bagel (now called something else) on Cote-St-Luc Road - both make good bagels in NDG.

Aug 31, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

DAD's Bagels is Closing

Aw. :-(

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montrea...

I didn't go there that often, but they had pretty good takeout Indian and I always liked having a 24-hour bagel shop in NDG.

Aug 31, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal restaurants with vegetarian options, including a special-occasion place?

I'd recommend Yuan Vegetarian for Chinese - it was amazing. We did the $20pp ALCE (items ordered off the menu in waves) with a group and everything was great, with good service.

2115 St-Denis
http://yuanvegetarien.com/

Aug 28, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Food Events 2014

It's also the Monkland Street Fair through Sunday (Aug 24). Food trucks including Grumman 78 and some restaurants along the street have kiosks.

https://www.facebook.com/events/29448...

Aug 22, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Food Events 2014

The Garlic Festival is happening tomorrow (Aug. 23) in Ste-Anne's: http://steannegarlicfestival.wordpres...

I love this event!

Aug 22, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Dim Sum in Chinatown

"We have smaller places so sometimes the cart has been around a few times before it gets to you."

For this reason my favourite dim sum in Montreal is Crystal Chinois, as you order off the menu and everything is super fresh, and you can get exactly what you want instead of hoping it happens to come by on a cart.

Aug 14, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal restaurants with vegetarian options, including a special-occasion place?

> Any decent Indian options?

My current fave is Flavours of India.

http://flavourindia.com/

Favourites: channa samosa (vegetarian), channa bhatura (vegetarian - chick peas with fluffy fried bread), balti chicken, chicken 65.

Aug 13, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal restaurants with vegetarian options, including a special-occasion place?

More detailed Damas menu with prices (not sure how recent)

http://www.restaurant-damas.com/Files...

http://guiderestos.com/restaurants/mo...

They have a special for 2, 85$ excl. tax & service
http://guiderestos.com/restaurants/mo...

Aug 13, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal restaurants with vegetarian options, including a special-occasion place?

Damas would be perfect for an anniversary dinner, I think. Delicious Syrian food with plenty of veggie options, and walking distance from Kem CoBa. Omnivores will be happy too. Cozy restaurant atmosphere with a nice terrasse if the weather is OK.

http://www.restaurant-damas.com/

Aug 13, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bitter lemon?

Not sure it's worth a special trip if you're not already in that neck of the woods. Definitely worth a stop if you're already near Hudson.

It's a tiny shop, not sure it has anything that Bramble House in Pointe-Claire doesn't carry.

http://www.clarenceandcripps.com/

Aug 13, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Need a peanut-free cake........

A few other options, none of which I've tried myself:

Pâtisserie Petit Lapin
http://patisseriepetitlapin.com/

Mimi Melon
http://www.mimimelon.ca/

Sugar Rush Cakes
http://www.sugarrushcakes.com/

Aug 13, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Home Meal Delivery Service in Montreal?

Haven't tried any of those myself, but a friend who hates cooking but loves food swears by Chefanista.

I've had good food from Fresh Mint at some local events: http://www.freshmint.com/

Aug 08, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

R.W. Knudsen zero calorie spritzer

Have you tried Fleur Sauvage on Monkland or A Votre Santé on Sherbrooke W. both in NDG? Will check in person next time I'm there.

Aug 08, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Brigade Pizza is officially open

Is this the place?

https://www.facebook.com/brigadepizza
1428 rue Stanley
Montreal, Quebec
(438) 384-0948
http://www.brigadepizza.com/

Aug 08, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Coaticook ice cream

There's also a strawberry-banana.

http://laiteriedecoaticook.com/produi...

Aug 05, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

where to purchase almond paste (not marzipan) in Montreal?

I've looked all over the city and have yet to find any.

Jul 22, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Coaticook ice cream

I found all the Coaticook frozen yogurt flavours at Super C on St-Jacques in NDG. Bought a second tub of the cafe latte flavour - it grew on me. :-)

Next time will try the lemon-lime. Hope they create more flavours too.

Jul 19, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal Specifics

I don't know if our brunches tend to be boozy affairs - I guess it depends if the place serves alcohol at brunch and what you order. :-)

I highly recommend Lawrence (in Mile End) for weekend brunch:

http://lawrencerestaurant.com/

They have Bloody Marys and a few other drinks at brunch.

Also recommend Probhition's brunch (in NDG) and I see they have a Bloddy Caesar:

http://www.prohibitionmontreal.com/br...

Jul 16, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Fresh Grape Leaves

Sami Fruits. Several locations: http://samifruits.com/

Jul 16, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Coaticook ice cream

I found the cafe latte frozen yogurt this weekend at the IGA on Cote-St-Luc Rd, where they also had all the other Coaticook frozen-yogurt flavours, including strawberry-banana and lemon-lime. I do like it - though it's a bit tangier than I normally like things. Very creamy and I like that the list of ingredients is really short, and it has no artificial aftertaste.

Jul 14, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Eccles Cake

> I saw them in the english store in Hudson

Clarence & Cripps for the unfamiliar. Teeny little store, but jam-packed with stuff in every corner!

http://www.clarenceandcripps.com/

Jul 14, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Eccles Cake

No I haven't, as I mentioned I've never even heard of that tea room before now. ;-) Looks like a nice place though, but only open a few days a week.

Jul 14, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Eccles Cake

Cool! Just Googled cause I'd never heard of that place - posting info to save someone else from having to do the same. :-)

https://www.facebook.com/cardinaltearoom
http://www.thecardinaltea.com/
5326 Rue Saint Laurent
Montreal, Quebec
(514) 903-2877

Eccles cakes are $4 - http://www.thecardinaltea.com/menu/

Jul 14, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)