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Valentines Day Brunch 2011

Valentines Day – Some helpful Brunch ideas for that special day

Ahhh, Valentine’s Day; that special day when all my favourites spots get filled up with couples. Well, this year it falls on Monday, which would make a Valentine’s Day brunch technically difficult; although that being said, expect people to be keeping busy the weekend before the big day. Last year I did a piece where I compared various spots to the kinds of relationships you tend to fall into. This year I’m going to keep it simple and give you the quick and dirty of what’s a good spot to go to based on décor and food, and overall experience (yeah I know that last one is kind of vague). So, for all those who ask for nice little romantic spots, here are a couple of spots that come to mind.

Cote Soleil: I love this spot with all my heart and soul (well not exactly that much) but the food is good, the ambiance is not too fancy yet still chill and the service is good, not too mention the tasty food and not your run of the mill dishes. It’s the little things that make me love this place like how their dishes will often come with some of the most varied types of fruit, this is something you will not often find at other places. Also, just recently I discovered this lovely little spot near the window that is a table for 2 that overflows with light and is slightly tucked away from other tables which makes for a nice romantic spot.



La Croissanterie Figaro

A Paris cafe around the corner

The 411

Tucked away in Outremont (yet still close enough to downtown) Figaro is a breath of fresh air that takes you away from the urban landscape of traffic and noise and transports you to what many describe as a small piece of Paris. The ambiance is almost as delectable as the food.

At 1st glance

The interior is absolutely beautiful and it has a touch of class rarely seen in the city. Some of the older tables (near the corner window) have old industrial sewing machine bottoms and marble looking tops. Upon coming in you see a glassed off bin of croissants, each asking to be eaten. There is a giant coffee maker against the wall, and while it is more decorative than functional, it’s a wonder to look at. Although it is more a bistro than a breakfast place and the menu is limited, you should check this place out and add it to your list. The terrace is a definite must in the summertime; lounging in the open air with the sun above while having a coffee is the closest thing you can get to heaven.


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