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I travel a lot for work, so I really look forward to my time at home when I can eat food that doesn’t come from a drive-thru window…

In honour of Montreal’s Croissant Festival, I figured I needed to make sure my brunch featured some of my favourite yummy, flaky croissants. This weekend, I headed to Outremont for brunch with a friend at La Croissanterie Figaro. Eating there is like taking a mini vacation, leaving the city for a couple hours. I only wish it would warm up so I can start eating outside! I really can’t take this stupid cold weather anymore. It’s a fucking buzzkill.

Food Porn: What I like most about this place is that you get just the right amount of food. I didn’t have to feel like an asshole food waster today! The menu is very limited, with only a few options for breakfast. I always have Le Bonjour! Croissant topped with scrambled eggs, cheese, ham, spinach and baked in the oven with a side of fresh fruit (seasonal) and a latte in a bowl. This meal comes with tomatoes, but I opted out. My friend tried the crepes, which also came topped with a cheese danish (filled with feta). She smothered her crepes in maple syrup and concentrated on enjoying her meal.

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Atmosphere: The music, furniture and ambience evoke memories of Paris. The crowd is mixed. There are people eating alone and reading the paper. Couples out for a morning breakfast. Families with their little kids. And all the staff speak French with Parisian accents. It’s really lovely.

Price: My brunch cost me $23 with tip, but I also ordered an almond cream croissant to go (I will enjoy it later while I read the paper and pretend I am outside). Be prepared to spend around $20 if you want to enjoy a fancy coffee with your food.

Afterglow: Zen. I’m ready for the day and everything it has to offer.

Drinks: Normally, I don’t add anything to my latte, but the coffee here is strong and flavourful, so I treated myself to a little bit of sugar. If you’re going there later in the day to enjoy something other than breakfast, they make a lovely sangria!

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Details:

  • This restaurant isn’t really close to a metro station, but you can get there via the 51 bus.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, patisserie, croissants, terrasse.

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About The Author

This fine lady was born and raised in Montreal and works in Marketing in the fast food industry. She spends a lot of time tasting donuts, but has a love of all the great food that Montreal has to offer! She will never pretend to be a photographer and actually needs to start getting someone else to take pictures for her! In her spare time she feeds her addiction to shoes, books, and movies. You can follow her antics, rants and eating on Twitter or Instagram. And yes, this is a pic of Tamara making donuts in fancy clothes.