Breakfast at Tiffany’s
For almost a year I have had people asking me to check out Tiffany’s, but I never really got around to it and also, its situated in an area that I am rarely in. However, this Christmas an amazing thing happened when a friend of mine gave me a gift certificate to Tiffany’s and not only did it highlight the fact I really love brunch but it gave me the motivation to check it out. Now I need to state the obvious: the name chosen for this place is awesome and it makes choosing a tag line that much easier for this post. I mean how can you go wrong with something that makes everyone think of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
At 1st glance
Situated on the Decarie service road, Tiffany’s has an location that you would not expect for a breakfast place. Although technically it is not a pure breakfast place since it is labeled as a grill. Once you step in you notice a mix of what can best be described as US style diner/bistro meets Baton Rouge. There are big red banquet seats and rich dark wood accents and you will notice right away that this is a pretty big place that can hold a lot of people. I also noticed an interesting thing that the crowd is a mix of families with kids and older people. In fact,I think they specifically put us near the front because of that.
The menu is huge, it covers almost anything you can think of they have a good selection of crepes, french toast and waffles ($7.95-$11.95); omelettes ($9.95-$12.50), eggs Benedict ($11.95-$13.95). Each of these had, at the very minimum, 6 options and varied quite a bit so you can get all the basics covered. They also had some good health menu options ranging in price from $5.95-$11.95). Coffee is not included but at $0.99 with free refills, it’s basically free.
Now with a menu as large as this one we decided to cover the most ground by choosing an eggs Benedict plate and a French Toast option. I started off by having a mango smoothie ($4.95) which are all natural and without any added sugar. It was thick and tasted natural, not to mention that the price was fair. My plate was the “Oceane” eggs Benedict ($13.95) which comes with smoked salmon, potatoes and a selection of varied fruit. I had the option of my eggs being soft, medium or firm, I was taken back by these options since no one ever asked me that before for an eggs Benedict (I went for normal). The eggs were served on top of potato latkas which is a novel idea although I felt that having the latkas on the side and the eggs served on an English muffing would have been better. It also came served with a sour cream sauce which worked well with the salmon and provided a much appreciated contrast. The potatoes were really tasty which says a lot since I am not a huge potato fan – they were plentiful and not overly spiced while still not being too bland from a lack of spice. The fruit on the site was plentiful and rather varied, although my one negative was that the salmon was crisped on the edges and I prefer mine to be a more classic smoked salmon and therefore un-crisped, although I think this is particular cooking style which I have seen at a couple places, it’s just not my personal favourite. My friend had the flambeed French Toast ($11.95) which came as 3 thick challah bread slices topped generously with bananas and strawberrys. I really love the fact they use challah bread which really makes for a very tasty french toast. As well the flambe taste did not overpower the french toast and added a light flavour of cognac that was much appreciated and made the plate even better. I really recommend the french toast as I think its an amazing option to choose from.
The service was great as our waitress was very helpful with the menu item explanations and she refilled our coffee very frequently, my cup was never empty. I actually think that waitressing is a part time job and she is a full time ninja because I never saw or heard her come for refills some times and my cup was always full no matter how much coffee I was downing.
The health section has some vegetarian option and even vegans can have some choice especially if you ask them to sub some of the items that have milk for soy beverage which they carry.
If your in the area, it’s a good option especially if you are a family with kids. There is also a kids menu section which adds a nice touch and most items are under $10. One other big up side is the ample parking with its adjacent parking lot helps takes away one extra hassle of finding parking. I very much like the fact that it is wheelchair accessible and the washrooms are pristine. All and all its a good option especially if you wish to find a place that is kid friendly and makes for a nice family outing.
| 7977 Decarie,
Montreal, QC H4P 2H5
Mondat-Thursday 7:00 a.m-10:00 p.m.
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