Café Aléatoire

Last Sunday, I visited Café Aléatoire to have brunch with a couple friends.

My friend highly recommended this place and called it home away from home. It’s a small restaurant with an open kitchen and a piano for entertainments at night. It is one of the charming little place that you feel like you will bump into neighbours or have a drink with friends late into the night. Comparing to all the trendy places with a seen and be seen atmosphere, sometimes it’s the comfort that makes the people keep coming back.

Onto the food! Their menu is simple and straight to the point. But still have a few twists to excite the gourmet lovers.

For example, The bear is basically their take on eggs benedict without the creamy sauce. The French toast sandwich isn’t soaked in eggs but just as delicious. And the frittata is crispy on the outside and has a chewy cheese center. Needless to say, everything was fresh and yummy!

One thing that made us super happy during the brunch was the owners’ dog Charlie! He’s so cute and friendly and wandered around the cafe to greet the guests. He can do simple tricks even with strangers. 🙂

I heard the cafe will close soon and it makes me sad to see it go. 😦 I’d definitely go back just to say hi to Charlie.

Café Aléatoire - Latte in a bowl

Café Aléatoire – Latte in a bowl

Café Aléatoire - The bear 2 poached eggs on english muffin, grilled tomato, veggie pâté, red pepper coulis

Café Aléatoire – The bear
2 poached eggs on english muffin, grilled tomato,
veggie pâté, red pepper coulis

Café Aléatoire - The Griffon French-toast sandwich delight with seared Canadian  back-bacon and melted Canadian marble cheddar

Café Aléatoire – The Griffon
French-toast sandwich delight with seared Canadian
back-bacon and melted Canadian marble cheddar

Café Aléatoire - Frittata with smoked salmon

Café Aléatoire – Frittata with smoked salmon

Café Aléatoire - Charlie! Probably the cutest dog ever.

Café Aléatoire – Charlie! Probably the cutest dog ever.

Café Aléatoire

Address: 1964 Notre Dame Street West

Montreal QC H3J1M8
(514) 313-2191

http://www.cafealeatoire.com/
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Le Gros Jambon

Le Gros Jambon - Mushroom toast

Le Gros Jambon – Mushroom toast

Le gros jambon is a diner in old Montreal neighborhood. The decor inside is classic and nostalgic with various old style posters. Quite a small lovely place. I haven’t had the chance to try out their regular menu yet. However, their brunch is something I love on a lazy Sunday.

The mushroom toast I tried has mushrooms, eggs and smoke meat underneath.

Le Gros Jambon
286 Notre-Dame W
Montréal, QC H2Y 1T6
(514) 508-3872

http://legrosjambon.com/

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