Once upon a time, I was not a fan of brunch. I disliked the idea of having a whole new set of rules and restrictions of what food identified as to be categorized as another meal. But I overcame, no titles will define my meals. Maybe it was just because it was embarrassing to include brunch in the list of meals I ate in a day; breakfast, second breakfast, brunch, pre-dinner, dinner and second-dinner. To be fair, you can’t blame me when Montreal has so many great brunch options. To add to the growing list, this week I checked out the newest location of Tommy Cafe at Fairview Pointe-Claire.
When you think of Caribbean food, what do you think of? Spicy chicken and beef dishes, stews, plump roti, doubles and patties? Washing everything down with sorrel or peanut punch? Keep that thought. Now what comes to mind when you think of Caribbean food in Montreal? If one of the first places that comes to mind is the iconic Caribbean Curry House in Cote-des-Neiges, then congratulations, you know what’s up. I’m happy to let you OGs know that your favourite Caribbean oasis has recently opened their second location! Can you guess where? That’s right, Caribbean Curry House is bringing the tastes and flavours of the islands… to the WEST island!
One of the best things about the Montreal restaurant scene is the diversity in its options. From fine dining, casual, to street food, and food trucks, we’ve got it all. Through the years of exploring Montreal restaurants, some of my favourite ones are the low-key neighbourhood spots. Places that even though I might not live in the area, is worth the drive to check out. Especially brunch. I don’t live in Rosemount or Verdun, but periodically will drive through traffic to eat at Regine and Janine. Or check out the Plateau and Mile-End for weekend grub at Dinette Triple Crown (when they start their brunch season) or India Rosa’s Indian inspire brunch fare. Click here for other other options. I checked out a spot that has been around for years, but only found out about recently after it came under new ownership. I went to Pointe-Claire Deli for weekend brunch.