I'm very picky about my eggs.
Scrambled are generally burnt instead of fluffy and delicate.
Hollandaise sauce on eggs benedict often disappoints.
Omelettes suffer the same fate as scrambled eggs and are overly dry.
I've just learnt to not expect much from Montreal breakfast joints.
So today I went for brunch with Renata, hoping to find a decent place around the Atwater market. We drove by McKiernan's but couldn't find parking and just continued on Notre Dame. Renata suggested Les Brasseurs de Montreal, a brewery in Griffintown, which was right around the corner.
From the outside this place doesn't look like much but inside it's actually quite an impressive location, high ceilings, a long wooden bar and a semi-opened kitchen with a huge chalkboard that displays the beers they offer and the special of the day.
The menu was exciting with several different types of egg dishes, a section of rostis (their was a goat cheese spinach ham, a sausage and a smoked salmon chive cream cheese), fancy grilled cheese and crepes. There were also things like crab cakes (which i hear are amazing!!), sausage and several other options I can't quite remember. Renata and I both went for the eggs with goat cheese and spinach. Our typical breakfast choice.
(me being very excited about the menu apparently)
The dish was wonderfully presented and so very delicious, from the baked goat cheese on the eggs to the roasted lightly herbed potatoes and the little fruit tower.
The service was super friendly and relaxed and the waitress even let us sample the beer of the day which was a blonde ginger beer called le chi orientale i believe. I definitely want to come back to try all the different ones like the rebelle quebecoise or the ghosttown with absinthe.
And there's a ton of parking (it's located in a really random area with nothing else around it)
Overall, love this place!!