September 12, 2012

Breakfast at Cartet

 A cheerful flower on our table, I love that they mark the powder room with WC - very European!

My absolute favorite meal is brunch, hands down.  There's nothing better than waking up Saturday, going on a quick run, showering, and heading out to regain all those calories... or only half waking up, throwing on big sunglasses and a scarf, and having someone bring you coffee while you catch up with a friend.

A few weeks ago my sister came to visit from Boston and I couldn't have been more excited for her visit.  She hadn't been up to Montreal since I moved back from NYC so needless to say, we had a lot to catch up on and I had lots to show her - my new apartment, neighbourhood, and new favorite breakfast spot, Cartet.

Located in the Old Port, Cartet combines all the things I love about French food (fancy potatoes, flavorful cheeses, and an amuse-bouche before your order arrives) with the atmosphere of a trendy lower east side breakfast spot.  They even have a mini market full of French delicacies to take home or to snack on while waiting for a table.

Lofted ceilings with edison lights give the decor a fresh and relaxed vibe.

Industrial details and wall art remind me of New York.

After much deliberation, I finally settled on the scrambled eggs with goat cheese, country bread, and potatoes cooked in duck fat.  Healthy no, delicious yes!
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  1. yummmmm I'm salivating just reading this!! MISS YOU!!!

    Also I love your very British spelling of neighborhood

    1. Haha - Canadian spell check, what can I say?