To drive out to the West Island for breakfast, or not to drive out to the West Island for breakfast, that is the question… Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind eating at your close-by neighbourhood breakfast spot, or take arms against a gruelling twenty minute drive on an empty stomach and enjoy a feast worth traveling for.
Dejuner Cosmopolitan is a wonderful breakfast and lunch spot that is usually packed during the weekends as this restaurant is very popular with the West Island breakfast crowd. They not only have great food, but friendly and efficient service. There are two locations, one in Pointe Claire and the other in Laval, the latter being less populated, so head there if you don’t want to wait up to fourty five minutes for a table.
Cosmopolitan has quite the extensive menu; they have almost every breakfast item you can order, as well as tons of choices for lunch and their plates and portions are also enormous. There are plenty of choices for the health conscious, so you don’t have to spend the rest of the weekend burning off what you just put your body through. The other beautiful thing is that coffee’s included, and you can get a glass of orange juice if you order from a certain part of the menu.
I had a craving for eggs benedict during my first visit, and I was lucky because there was a large variety to choose from. I ordered the smoked salmon version, which was devilishly tasty. The overflowing hollandaise sauce was soft and buttery, and had a very nice taste although the eggs were swimming in enough of it to change your heart rhythm and give you the sweats. The smooth mashed potatoes were quite good, they held a pleasurable taste of onion and came out nice and hot. The portion was rather on the small side, but considering how rich the benedict plate was, there were no complaints. There’s also a side of fresh fruits, instilling some sort of nutrition in this dish. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
Then there was the blueberry pancake, which I got on the side and it came with fruits on top. The pancake was enjoyable, although it was nothing out of the ordinary. Still I was glad to be able to interject some sweet syrupy carbohydrate-rich bites of hotcake in between the eggs benedict.
On my second visit I went for the French toast, served with an abundance of fresh fruit, and English cream. While eating the dish, the thought of how many hours of exercise it would take to burn off the calories was crossing my mind. At this point, there was no turning back, I went for the gold. I ended up finishing that entire gob of cream, which made the toast even more enjoyable.
I ordered a side of their mashed potatoes, but unfortunately they went too heavy on the onions as the taste was overwhelming; it dominated every bite making them not the same potatoes I was fond of during my previous visit.
On a side note, my girlfriend is crazy about their grilled cheese sandwich, a dish she’s been ordering every time we visit.
I definitely enjoy Dejuner Cosmopolitan. I don’t think the eggs benedict and French toast were out of this world, but they were both big plates of quality food that will keep me coming back for more.
983 Boulevard Saint Jean, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada T:(514) 697-8529
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