Brunch menus are pretty standard these days, with eggs benedict, omelets, and French toast being the norm. But if you’re looking for something a little different, head to Old Montreal and try out the brunch at Bocata.
Located on St Paul West, Bocata is right next door to their sister restaurant Barroco. They serve a great brunch that is anything but ordinary. First off, we are in love with the décor of wooden tables with iron legs, bookshelves filled with old books and antiques, and red leather banquets. The space is very cozy, inviting, and right up our alley!
After a morning skate at Mammouth Village, Diva #2 and Day Jobs and the NightLife started our day with freshly squeezed orange juice. It hit the spot but you can also start your day with a mimosa using the same freshly squeezed orange juice or a classic Caesar.
The Spanish tortilla is similar to a frittata. Eggs and thinly sliced potatoes make up the base of the tortilla and you can add ham, which, of course, we did. Thinly sliced pieces of ham were draped over the tortilla for the perfect amount of salt with each creamy bite of egg and potato. Definitely a filling dish.
Our favourite dish was maybe the simplest. Two eggs sat atop a base of creamy mashed potatoes with sobrassada, a pork paste made with paprika and other spices similar to chorizo. When it arrived at the table, the first thing we noticed was the orange oil from the sobrassada that coloured the eggs. The yolks added more richness to the dish and the spicy sobrassada was excellent. We loved that it was served with mashed potatoes instead of the usual home fries!
We couldn’t resist ordering the donut to share but when it arrived we quickly realized sharing was out of the question and we each got one for ourselves. And we’re glad we did. The donuts were light and airy and there was just enough Catalan cream filling to make a mess. It was the perfect dessert!
Did we love the brunch at Bocata? Yes! And we recommend checking it out if you want something different from the usual brunch fare. It’s not hard to imagine why this spot is so good, after all, they are the same guys behind Barroco and Foiegwa – so you know you’re in for a treat!
Our Rating: Always on Thursdays
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