I absolutely love a good brunch and Montreal had tons of cosy spots to get my fix. A good friend of mine recommended Faberge in Mile End, but I guess every other egg and waffle seeker in the city got the same advice. We ended up around the block at Lawrence after seeing a line out the door at Faberge. There was a 30 minute wait at Lawrence, which is short by New Yorker brunch standards, so we passed some time with cups of coffee and hot chocolate at Larry’s next door.
Lawrence had a tiny, but solid menu with a mix of both conventional and unique options. Ben got the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and I got the ham, cheese and fried egg on toast. While I didn’t get around to tasting Ben’s salmon (I was too consumed with devouring my own food), I had a bite of his eggs. They were scrambled to perfection! They were light, fluffy and cheesy. My open-faced sandwich was to die for. The egg may have been slightly over-done, but that didn’t stop me from gobbling up this egg-celent breakfast masterpiece. The ham was great and there was a little bit of mustard on the toast, which gave the meal a nice kick. I liked how the dish came with some leafy greens as it freshened up the dish. That was probably the healthiest thing I consumed all weekend.
This is a great spot if you’re looking for a really good meal in a cosy, yet trendy environment. It seemed like a genuine local spot that was relatively undiscovered by tourists trying out the Montreal brunch scene.