In mid-October, a friend from Vancouver came to visit this side of Canada and we travelled to Montréal together, a city she had never been to. I had a lot of fun trying out the restaurants that best showcased the city's awesome food culture. One of my favourite things about Québecois cuisine is the all-day-breakfast. In the past several years, chains like Chez Cora
have been opening up locations across Anglophone Canada in an attempt to spread this culture. But while Cora's
initial arrival in Toronto may have sparked my excitement, in my opinion, the best place to enjoy a scrumptuous Québecois breakfast is still Montréal.Place Milton
is situated in the Plateau Mont-Royal area of Montréal, close to McGill University. It's a popular spot for students and locals alike, and especially busy on weekends helping people nurse hangovers after a Friday night of fun. I ordered a grilled vegetable omelette and it came alongside fried potatoes, whole-grain toast slathered with butter, and your choice of tea or coffee. The eggs were very soft, not too oily, but still crisp around the edges. Inside was a colourful assortment of vegetables. I also appreciated that the potatoes didn't cover half the plate -- they were a nice side to the very filling omelette.
It's unfortunate that we decided to try the local chain, Ben & Florentine
, the very next day. The food was very oily and salty, completely lacking in substance, and left me feeling too full but disatisfied. We left B&F
wishing we had gone back to Place Milton
grilled vegetable omelette breakfast Place Milton is located at 224 Rue Milton in Montréal.