Pictures | Montreal Food Crawl

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."
~St. Augustine

I spent the most amazing week in Montreal. We biked. We swam. And we ate and drank- a lot. I find myself drifting off into my own utopia periodically and recalling the amazing meals I enjoyed during my visit.

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Breakfast at B&M is a must. It’s located in the Mile End of Montreal; and not only is it delicious, it’s cheap. The first two days of my Montreal adventure were very expensive and by the third day I was hoping to reign in my spending; which is why I love B&M so much.

A breakfast sandwich with eggs, cheese, tomato and bacon served with roasted potatoes and a coffee; or waffles with fresh fruit and chocolate milk will run you less than $15. I call that a breakfast win!

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Another thing I like about B&M is that they serve soda in glass bottles. In fact there were a handful of places that served soda in glass bottles- how Euro of them!

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B&M Restaurant
120 St-Viateur West

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Weekend brunch at Le Brasserie Les Enfants Terribles, located in Outremont, is a must do if you feel like feeling chic as hell while dining on a pretty amazing meal. I ordered the plain egg omlette served with roasted potatoes and bacon; and it was the best omlette I have ever eaten. It was perfectly cooked and well seasoned- egg heaven. And the specials were to die for- banana waffles with Chantilly cream, homemade raspberry pop tart with Quebec pears and more. We were spoiled for choice!

And of course a cappuccino. When in Montreal, cappuccinos are a daily indulgence.

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Le Brasserie Les Enfants Terribles
1257 Avenue Bernard
Outremont, QC H2V1V8
(514) 759-9918

And speaking of cappuccinos; for me, no trip to Montreal is complete without a visit to Café Olimpico. It was here, last summer, that I had the best cappuccino of my life- and I’ve worked at a number of coffee shops, so I know my capps. The café is decidedly euro, with soccer paraphernalia strewn about and Italian grandpas sitting outside for hours sipping espressos. If you do one thing in Montreal, let it be Café Olimpico.

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Café Olimpico
124 Rue St-Viateur Ouest,
Montreal - (514) 495-0746

During this trip, my friends and I were determined to eat poutine at least three times. Mission accomplished. Poutine is the newest IT food, with poutine only establishments popping up everywhere; but poutine ain’t easy baby. Because poutine traditionally only has three ingredients, those three ingredients need to be on point; and as much as I enjoy a well place turkey dinner or a deliciously flavored chorizo sausage, I must say I do not enjoy them on a poutine- what can I say, I’m a purist.

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Almost the entire week I spent in Montreal, the weather was sweltering, pausing only momentarily for rain; so I still find it hard to believe that it took until my last night to finally find myself in the company of gelato. God, I love gelato. Nutella and pistachio gelato is what a mouthgasm is- complete with mmhhmm’s and ahhh’s. It’s the best. If you haven’t had a mouthgasm, I suggest you get your hands on some artisanal quality gelato.

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We ate at so many wonderful and note worthy restaurants; and although they aren’t captured on film, there are some other eateries in Montreal that merit a word.

L’Academie Restaurant on St.Denis has a moules (mussels) special from Sunday to Wednesday; where for $11.95 you get your choice of soup or salad and a monstrous bowl of mussels with eight flavors to choose from; and you can bring your own wine- no corkage fee!

L’Academie Restaurant
4051 Rue St-Denis, Montreal
(514) 849-2249
4051 St-Denis, Montréal

Le Petite Italienne in Outremont was one of my last meals and what a great meal it was. We enjoyed a lovely bottle of Sangiovese that was reasonably priced; and I had the pasta with fruit de mer and garlic cream sauce, the serving was generous with giant pieces of seafood- it was positively tops. Also, they offer half sizes for most of their pasta entrees which is nice, if you happen to have a modest appetite. And the atmosphere is super charming; dimly lit with soft music playing.

Le Petite Italienne
1265, ave. Bernard coin Champagneur
Montréal, QC, H2V 1V8

Restaurant Thailande in Mile End was just what the doctor ordered. After a night of excess and the resulting hangover, spicy thai was exactly what I needed. This restaurant is where you will get cheap thai food, plain and simple; and you know it’s cheap if I’m making a point to mention that it’s cheap- I mean thai food is already really well priced. Between six people we had wine and eight dishes and the total came in under $20 each.

Restaurant Thailande
88 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal
(514) 271-6733

As a final note on the service style in Montreal; it’s relaxed- very relaxed. Don’t expect to be doted on. As I said before, it is very Euro in Montreal, and that happens to be a more laid back approach to hospitality. But on the plus side, they always offer to split the cheque; which when travelling in large groups, is a bonus.


  1. Oooh...Beautiful Montreal clicks, Bianca! So many mouth-watering food. It seems like you had a wonderful time in Montreal!

    BTW love the St. Augustine quote.



  2. Thanks Aldy, I certainly had a wonderful time- the food in Montreal is amazing!

    I also love St.Augustine's quote, everytime I return home from a trip, it rings even more true!

  3. All the pictures of foods are awesome, I have increased my appetite to see such nice and beautiful photographs, thanks for the blog spa in montreal


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