Saturday, October 10, 2009


922 Avenue Mont-Royal
(2 streets east of metro mont-royal)
(514) 523-8780

We all know about St-Denis being an ideal location to wander around for restaurants, bars and vintage shopping excursions.
However, we must not forget Mont-Royal which also delivers flavour to Montreal.
The restaurant L'Avenue is one of the best place by excellence to get your healthy meal to start your day. In fact, they are so famous for their breakfast that it is available to you until 4pm!
Perfect place after a hungover morning! haha
Not a fan of breakfast? Rest assured! they also serve dinner!
I've been to L'Avenue several times and it never fails to amaze me.
Find out why in the next section!

When you step into L'Avenue, you step into another world!
As you could tell from the picture above, L'Avenue screams audacity.
The decoration of this place is unique and contemporary.
And they change it almost every season.
But in a few words, L'Avenue is Sin City.
The walls are spraypainted with a motorcycle hanging from the ceiling, on the verge of falling on top of you at any moment notice!
It fits in Mont-Royal's hip & chic atmostphere.
To be noted that at night, the lights are dimmed-down to enhance the ambience, so if you want your company to be able to see the decor appropriately, then eating in the morning or when there is still natural lighting is adviced!

Besides it's decor, the menu is also fitted.
It is also elaborately designed to go hand in hand with the surroundings.
As you can see below, it's comic book-like.
They have changed it and now it is in a newspaper format with fun headlines to read while waiting for the waiter.
I will at this point dully notify you that L'Avenue is not a place for those who are impatient as there is a line-up expected.
This place is so hip, you don't even have to ask why there is one!

Finally, another thing that is not to be missed when going to this restaurant is the restroom.
That's right..the restroom!
You think entering L'Avenue is wild enough, wait until you step into the restroom!
You step, once again, into another world. (picture below)
It is very dark and the lighting is red-tinted.
I wouldn't suggest you going in there if you have very bad vision.
But this restroom is also themed and let's just say that it's give you the impression that you just entered a filthy bathroom on the corner ally near a gas station (it's not literally filthy...but you feel dangerous and wild hahahaha).

As i raved about earlier, you can get your breakfast or dinner.
You get your typical choice of eggs, sausage, bacons, ham, crepes, pancakes, waffles, etc...
For dinner, there is a bit of everything, from pasta, to hamburgers, to sandwiches, to thai dishes.

Must try
-2 Omega 3 eggs with sausages (served with fruits, well-seasoned potatoes and your choice of bread)

-Kobe burger (made of the famous japanese beef!)
-Steak de bavette
-Philly cheesesteak sandwich

The price is reasonnable.

From this post on, i will instore the $$$$ rating system as other sites have so you can get a better idea instead of just telling you it's in your price range or not haha.

$ = under 10$
$$ = ~20$
$$$ = ~30$...and so on


Do you have guests, friends, girlfriend you want to impress?
Bring them to L'Avenue, there won't be a dull moment!
I would've given a perfect score but i included the potential line-up factor.
I do hope you are patient enough because it's worth it and if you really don't like the idea, then simply go at another time (i.e.: not between 10am-1pm).


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