Isn’t Sunday brunch one of life’s small pleasures? We skipped it this week, but we usually wake up famished on Sunday mornings and we start debating where to go for eggs Benedict, French toast or whatever the mood strikes. There are probably around 10 restaurants in a 250m radius from our place, so we don’t lack any choices. We usually end up at La Grande Mere Poule 90% of the time, though…
I know it’s a chain, and some don’t think that highly of it, but we like it. The decor is very kitschy, but not bothersome and there’s usually a queue but at least, while waiting you can sniff the aroma of toast and coffee.
D usually gets the salmon eggs Benedict (which he says are the best he’s had so far) and I oscillate between the omelets, or the Saint Germain-des-Pres which includes café au lait served in a bowl, a few generous portions of Brie, toasted baguette and raspberry confiture.
A couple of months ago they changed the name – it’s now called Nid Poule. The names of the menu items changed as well, but the dishes are essentially the same. The decor changed too, towards something more modern, which is a bit meh…
Here are some pictures from before the changes.
La Grande-Mere Poule (Nid Poule)
1361 Mont-Royal E.