Few things let us forget all of the weekday worries and stresses than a delicious breakfast surrounded by friends and family in the West Island.
We Westislanders hold onto our brunch de choix with fierce loyalty, even in the face of friends prodding to try their so-called “best” brunch in town. With so many extraordinary offerings to choose from, for virtually any mood or taste, it’s hard not to want to check out the other contenders for best brunch.
Based on your votes, here is a list of the best breakfast restaurants in the West Island:
The breakfast menu at Le Dejeuner Cosmopolitain in Pointe Claire features dishes that you would not want to miss. The exquisite and light crêpe Suzettes will almost beg for an encore. Their offerings of Flambé crêpes are fantastic. Of particular mention, the Flambé pear selection is a pure heaven sent delicacy. For the sweet toothed breakfast connoisseur, there is the chocolate chip, banana, and strawberry topped Cosmo Royal Pancake, which is covered in a chocolate hazelnut sauce, suggesting a Nutella base. The portion sizes, unlike many comparable restaurants, match the quality of the food, from bottomless coffee, refilled regularly by delightful staff, to enough food to bring home for later.
With all-you-can-eat and bring your own wine, what’s not to love? The buffet style fare at Portovino West Island leaves little room for want of variety. Whether you want salty, savory, meat, fish or any of your other buffet favorites, you’ll find enough for second on up to fourth helpings and beyond.
Even at $30, which is comparable for other buffets, the great variety and vast quantity of food offered makes it worth every cent. Bring your appetite and fill your plates with smoked salmon, eggs benedict, fruit dipped in the chocolate fountain, mini croissants, and short order crepes, waffles and omelets. There are more than enough flavors to satisfy and delight your mouth as well as your eyes.
Chez Cora West Island is much better than you would expect from a chain restaurant, the mounds of fresh fruit accompanying their breakfast dishes add to the restaurant’s sunny atmosphere. Further adding to the style are the décor of plastic chickens and unique dish names, often inspired by favorite customers and family members. Their Eggs Ben et Dictine come with rich smoked salmon. The Gargantua features pancakes, two eggs, sausage, ham, cretons, baked beans, and fruit. The Banana Surprise, a favorite among kids, is an interpretation of a banana and chocolate or peanut butter and honey sandwich, wrapped in a pancake.
Dejeuner Inc in Dollard-Des-Ormeaux is the kind of place you would imagine when thinking of the classic breakfast spot. One that you might visit any day of the week. All of the breakfast classics, and then some, are covered in their menu offerings. With 16 categories, each with a number of options, and an entire page long drink section, you will find a dish to match any mood or craving you may have.