Typically, business meals are a lunch. Sometimes they are a simple coffee, or even a full-blown dinner, but there is rarely much deviation. Why not change things up? The next time you’re in La Belle Province, try a business breakfast meeting in Montreal.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Make sure that you, and those who you are meeting, get the best start to your day. We have all been in morning meetings that seem to drone on forever, despite the best efforts of our coffee. A breakfast meeting will not have that problem.
New to Montreal and unsure where to go? No need to worry. Read on for our top picks Montreal’s best breakfast restaurants for meetings.
Top Spot for a Breakfast Meeting in Montreal: Les Affames
Come by the eastern part of Montreal, near the Olympic park, and bring an appetite. French for “the hungry,” Les Affames serves up a variety of French fusion sure to please all palettes. Their Huevos Rancheros are served with pulled pork as well as the classic eggs and avocados. For a more vegetarian option, try their zuchini crepes, served with ricotta, poached eggs, and house gravlax.
Les Affames serves up brunch from Tuesday to Friday, 10AM – 3PM and weekends from 9AM – 3PM. Find them at 4137 Sainte-Catherine East.
Top Spot for a Breakfast Meeting in Montreal: Arthur’s Nosh Bar
To the other side of Montreal, in the western borough of St Henri, Arthur’s Nosh Bar is a local landmark. Enjoy classic Jewish delicacies like their wonderful potato latkes, or try their delicious breakfast sandwiches. “The Classic” is a bagel served with organic house smoked salmon, cream cheese, pickled onion, sliced tomatoes, and capers. Best of all, during the summer, you can take in scenic Notre Dame street from their outdoor terrace.
Arthur’s Nosh Bar is located at 4621 rue Notre Dame West. They serve breakfast all day, from Monday to Friday 8AM – 3PM and weekends from 9AM – 4PM.
Top Spot for a Breakfast Meeting in Montreal: Ruby Rouge
Ruby Rouge is a classic Dim Sum spot in Montreal’s Chinatown. Enjoy a departure from the classic eggs and bacon with traditional Cantonese dishes. Take an adventure by trying the chicken feet, which are actually quite good. The BBQ pork buns and dumplings are also available for more classic choices. And with the waiters wheeling by the various dishes to try, you won’t have to worry about missing out on anything.
Ruby Rouge is located at 1008 Clark Street, and is open from 8:30AM every day.
Top Spot for a Breakfast Meeting in Montreal: Melisse
Want something a little lighter for your business breakfast? Melisse, just south of Square Victoria, is the perfect option. This is one breakfast meeting in Montreal where you won’t have to choose between your diet and taste buds. The Tartine Matin is a filling toast topped with a wonderful blend of hardboiled egg, mayo, dill, chives, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Their breakfast sandwich is another easy choice with egg, cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce. And for those who want a little more meat in the morning, Melisse offers the option of bacon, ham, or salmon gravlax with your breakfast.
Melisse opens at 7:30AM on weekdays, and 9AM on weekends. They are located at 719 William Street.
Top Spot for a Breakfast Meeting in Montreal: Universel
It’s a popular choice in Montreal for a reason. With three prime locations on Peel Street, Sainte Catherine West, and Saint Denis, Universel is a prime spot for a breakfast meeting in Montreal. More than a convenient downtown location, Universel also consistently serves up a delicious breakfast offering. Enjoy the poached eggs that have made this restaurant so popular, or perhaps the delightful grilled cheese which is a perfect comfort food. Universel also offers a variety of fresh juices, and an even fresher take on the bubbly with their strawberry mimosa.
Universel’s three locations open at 7AM all week long. For directions to the closest location for you, please click here.
Enjoy your meeting? The benefits of having a breakfast meeting in Montreal will continue after the meeting is over. Not only will everyone at the meeting have a great start to the rest of their day, but they will associate that good start with you. A common piece of dating advice is to try something new, as people tend to associate a new and enjoyable experience with the person that they tried it with. Make an impression with your originality; the next time you’re in town, suggest having a breakfast meeting in Montreal. You’ll be sure to be invited to a follow up.
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