L’Avenue du Plateau is a popular breakfast place in Montreal and is primary known for two things: Humungous portions and their bathrooms.
I had read that this place is very popular and that people start lining up quickly, so we made sure to get there early as we had a flight to catch later in the day.
Upon entering, we were quickly seated. Decorations throughout the restaurant are quirky and eclectic. Some of the decorations include a huge can of maple syrup hanging from the ceiling, a mannequin, a bicycle mounted on the wall, and street art adorning the walls.
The French Toast with Caramelized Bananas, Nutella, Coconut and Rum Sauce will certainly get your diabetes on in a hurry. Six super thick slices of breaded is loaded with bananas, what seems like a jar of Nutella, coconut shavings all swimming in a pool of rum sauce. If that wasn’t enough, they give you a side of extra sauce to boot. The flavors went well together, but was a tad on the sweet side. My only complaint was that the French Toast was not as soggy as I like, which is the norm. I found that although I ask for French Toast super soggy, most places only comply about 1% of the time.
The Montreal Smoked Meat Benedict replaces the traditional Canadian bacon with tender smoked meat. The result is a more meaty, and slightly saltier end product. That’s a winning combination in my book. The Hollandaise sauce was nicely prepared and the eggs perfectly poached. The potatoes were also good, but could have been crispier.
The Steak & Eggs Benedict was piled high with tender cuts of steak and meaty mushrooms covered in a black pepper heavy Hollandaise sauce. The result was another winning combination.
Each dish also comes with a side of huge cuts of fruits impaled on a skewer big enough to kill Dracula, unfortunately I seem to have deleted the picture.
The bathrooms are also a must visit even if you don’t have to use it. Just perusing the art is worthy enough for a visit.
For a fun and friendly atmosphere with good food and large portions, L’Avenue du Plateau is a must visit.