We were browsing online and noticed a new brunch spot popped up called "Le Nid Poule", located on Mont Royal. We decided to check it out. As we pulled up closer to the restaurant, we noticed that it took over La Grand-Mere Poule, a restaurant that was very well known on Mont Royal.
Le Nid Poule has a catchy sign, so you will not miss it. That morning they had their garage door open, which let in fresh air into the restaurant. It also gave you a preview to what you were walking into.
The colour palate of the restaurant is really great. Their decorations and all the little details add to the coziness of the space. It's inviting, it's fun (you definitely need to check out their bathroom!).
That morning it was quite full. We had to wait in line, but since we were only two people, we didn't wait too long. There's a little waiting area but most people had to stand outside. While we were waiting, the hostess gave people a sample of their homemade smoothies- a nice little tasting while we waited.
M was pretty impressed with the smoothie (or 'cocktail'), so she ordered one; a small was $3.15. She also ordered a cup of joe ($1.75) and G ordered a small latte ($3.25). Both fit the bill and were good. No complaints. For the extra thirty lady or gent, you can order a cold beer for $5.75.
They have a 10 page menu. Each page is dedicated to some type of category: fruits, bagels & bread, egg platters, gourmet dishes, omelettes, eggs benedict, the 'sweets' (french toast and pancakes). They also have a child menu and an extensive list of side dishes (basically anything is possible to order!). The prices range from $6 (2 eggs) to $14 (eggs benedict). Most of the dishes come with potatoes and fresh fruit. G decided on a non traditional egg benedict and M chose a fancy crepe.
|"Le Maisonneuve" (Eggs Benedict) - $12.25|
2 scrambled eggs with spinach, on toasted baguette, goat cheese,
sun dried tomatoes and creme fraiche
|"Crepe en Folie" (Gourmet Breakfast)- $11.45|
Crepe, scrambled eggs, sausage, cheddar cheese, maple syrup and green salad
Even though we were only two people, we waited nearly an hour for our dishes. As you can see, our dishes were nothing too complex. Our waitress was extremely apologetic the entire time, but it was a completely unacceptable that we waited so long. It was the longest wait we have ever experienced during breakfast!
In terms of taste, it was okay, definitely nothing extraordinary though. G's dish was definitely more flavourful but her potatoes weren't great. They didn't taste fresh and were cold. M's crepe was missing a little something, too. Her salad also didn't come with a dressing- so we had to wait another few minutes for that.
Our bill at the end of the meal was quite expensive - we definitely didn't think it was worth it. The plates were quite small for what you pay.
Would we go back again? Definitely not. Would we suggest to try it out- it depends. It seems that this place has a lot of potential so maybe they are still ironing out a few kinks. You be the judge!
What We Wore
|Dress: H&M, Sunglasses: D&G|
|Necklace: URBAN PLANET, Lipstick: CHANEL "COCO", Earrings: CHANEL|
|Purse: CHANEL 2.55, Shoes: TARGET, Nails: NARS (PHILIP LIM)|
|Sunglasses: COLE HAAN, Hat: Purchased at NYC Vendor|
|Purse: LACOSTE, Shorts: GAP, Shoes: TOMMY HILFIGER|
Le Nid Poule
1361 Avenue Mont Royal Est
1361 Avenue Mont Royal Est
Wheel Chair Accessible: NO
Types of Payment: Cash, Debit, Credit