I was going out for brunch with some friends and when we got to our regular spot we were welcomed by a long wait line. We were all hungry and decided to take a walk and find another spot that would be a little faster.
Our walk brought us on Young Street in Griffintown (one street west of Peel) at a nice bakery called La Bete a Pain that also offers brunch. We had to wait about 20 minutes but it gave me time to take a look at the breads and pastries that they offer in the counter.
The decor is also cool and has an industrial look to the place. They have several tables and a counter where you can enjoy a coffee, pastries or brunch.
They had several interesting items on the menu and one of them was a Michigan hot-dog. Even if it looked very good I decided to settle on a cream of mushroom with a ham and cheese sandwich on baguette. The sandwich was excellent and had plenty of ham and cheese in it with gherkin pickles. I actually only had half of it and took the rest to go since the soup was a good portion and had already filled me quite a bit. My friend also got the soup but with a grilled cheese with seemed to be a better choice although I didn’t mind finishing that sandwich later on that day.
They are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 7am to 7pm and looks also like a great place to pick up bread or desert for diner if you live or pass by that area. They also offer catering services. You can check out their website for more info.
BY SEBASTIEN ROBILLARD
195 rue Young, Montréal, QC, H3C 2E9