Morning into evening

Mayssam Samaha

If you’re looking for spots where you can spend the morning waking up with a coffee, then savouring a great lunch and dinner and finally take in some drinks with friends late into the night, we’ve got a list for you.

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Situated on the UQAM campus, this beautiful restaurant with huge windows and plants everywhere is great from morning straight into evening. Ginkgo serves brunch every day and is open late seven days per week. This is a popular spot with university students.

Monopole (café et buvette)

This Old Montréal café turns into a wine bar in the late afternoon and into the evening. Head over for a cup of java and pastries from popular Hof Kelsten and as of 3pm, you can accompany some delicious food with a glass of wine (or beer and cocktails if you prefer!). Brunch is served on Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm.

Ashley’s Health Bar

This 55-seater restaurant is located in trendy Monkland Village on Sherbrooke Street. With 85% of its ingredients being organic, this vegetarian/vegan place is a smart option for lunch and dinner.

Café Denise

Denise is a café to start the day but come lunchtime and evening, Denise becomes a restaurant with a modern Vietnamese influence. You’ll find Banh Mi sandwiches, Bò lá lôt (Vietnamese beef in lolot leaves) and let’s not forget Vietnamese coffee made with condensed milk on their menu. Their evening wine selection is varied enough in price and taste to please everyone.


Bar Darling

A panoply of multi layered grass, plants, wood, knick knacks, vintage finds and more are all part of this fantastically looking café and bar. Pastries and coffee are served in the morning while afternoons are filled with cocktails, beers and ciders. This is a perfect restaurant for meeting over coffee and then lingering to enjoy drinks. 

Café Jouney

Found in the heart of downtown, Café Jouney with its brick walls and cement columns serves up Lebanese snack food from morning into late night. Their specialty is the manouché, the ultimate Lebanese street cuisine, a flat bread baked with your choice of toppings, the most popular of which is a mix of zaatar and olive oil.


In this magnificently put together space with a long communal table in the center of the restaurant and a funky curved bar, mornings at Boxermans are made up of coffee and pastries. A good wine list, cocktails and their signature sandwich are just a few other reasons to stay for lunch starting at 11 am or visit for dinner. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 am.

Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha, blogger

Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger. She travels the world in search of the next culinary discovery. From Iceland to South Africa, she’s already visited over 30 countries and there’s nothing she enjoys more than wandering around a farmers’ market in a foreign city.

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